The Last Guardian Delayed

We’ve waited years for Last Guardian, but we’ll need to wait just a bit longer

We were so close to finally having The Last Guardian in our hands and on our consoles, but unfortunately, good things come to those who wait and wait is what we must do after Sony’s recent announcement.

On the official Sony blog, the President of SCE Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida announced that The Last Guardian would be receiving another delay just a month out from its slated release date. Instead of releasing on October 25th, The Last Guardian will now be releasing on December 6th. This six-week delay was allegedly a difficult decision that the development team felt they had to make in order to deliver the experience they promised. The reason behind this delay is that the team discovered more bugs in the final stages of development than they had first anticipated.

Despite the sad news, Yoshida does state that the team, “looks forward to revealing new content toward launch,” so hopefully we will be seeing more glimpses of The Last Guardian during the delay. While it is difficult to face another delay for a game that has been in development since 2007, this time the delay is a month and a half as opposed to the year-long pushbacks and the deafening silence from the developers. It’s comforting to know that The Last Guardian is still being released. With a December release date, The Last Guardian will likely be a hot item for the holidays and allow gamers to spend their time-off playing a game that has spent almost a decade in development.

The Last Guardian also shares its new release date with a couple of other high-profile games, South Park: Fractured But Whole and Dead Rising 4. Our December holidays are going to have quite an eclectic emotional note to them. Chances are I’ll need to play something silly like South Park to help get over whatever emotional experience awaits me in The Last Guardian.

You can read the full announcement over on the Sony blog.

Sam Chandler

Australian writer who has a penchant for Souls games, an addiction to Destiny, and a love for the indie.

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