By Bryan Smith on September 12, 2016 at 8:04pm
Sony and Shuhei Yoshida announced that "The Last Guardian" will be delayed from its October 2016 release date.
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. Shuhei Yoshida
The delay might not shock those who have been following the development of the game, contending "Final Fantasy XV," "Duke Nukem Forever," and "Half Life 3" in terms of long development times. "Final Fantasy XV" was in fact delayed from its September release date to November 2016 as well. With these delays, however, are to make sure the game is polished when it releases.