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The Last Guardian Delay

Ready for some déjà vu? Sony has announced this morning that The Last Guardian will not be making its previously announced launch date.

Here We Go Again.

Sony’s head honcho, Shuhei Yoshida, posted a column on the PlayStation Blog early this morning. Within it, he made the revelation that The Last Guardian would be slipping from its planned October release:

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.”

As Shuhei suggested, the title is only planned to be delayed a “few weeks”. Sony’s President has now listed the title as releasing on December 6th. Here’s the rest of Mr. Yoshida’s post:

“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.”

It’s nice that Shuhei acknowledges that delays suck, but “particularly with this game.” Hopefully the additional “few weeks” will help to make The Last Guardian the fantastic game we’ve all hoped for. If nothing else, let’s hope we never hear “delayed” paired with this game ever again.

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.