The Last Guardian, a game that has been in development for almost a decade, has been delayed again and will now ship in December.
Sony has officially announced that the release date for the game has been moved from October 25 to December 6, citing bug fixes as the reason for the delay. This, of course, isn’t the first time the game has been delayed, as it was originally supposed to ship in 2011 for the PlayStation 3. Will it actually come out in December? Honestly, 7 years worth of delays has pretty much destroyed my anticipation for this game, but I’ll still be picking it up on day one when it is finally released on December 6 … if it doesn’t suffer another delay, that is.
Here’s the full blog post from Sony detailing the reasons for the delay:
The Last Guardian development team is fast approaching major milestones in production and has made the tough decision to delay the release of The Last Guardian a few weeks. The Last Guardian will launch on December 6, 2016.
Fumito Ueda (gen Design) and Japan Studio have a wonderful vision for The Last Guardian’s touching, emotional journey of friendship and trust, and we want to deliver the most polished experience possible for our fans who have supported us for so long. A delay is a difficult decision, particularly with this game, but we have encountered more bugs than anticipated while in the final stages of development. To ensure that The Last Guardian delivers on the experience that the game’s creators have envisioned, we need to take the extra time to work on those issues.
Our development continues to push itself to the fullest and we look forward to revealing new content toward launch.
We appreciate your continued support.
(Source: PlayStation Blog)