Posted Mon Sep 12, 2016 at 05:10 AM PDT by Sophia Edwards
A few extra months needed to ensure polish.
Today, Sony has announced that Fumito Ueda's upcoming PS4 adventure game 'The Last Guardian' will not be hitting its expected October release date, and will instead be released on December 6th. Sony states that, as the game entered its final stages of development, they encountered more bugs than expected, and pushed the game back to ensure it releases in a polished state.
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.
This is a smart move for them. Sony has a fair amount riding on this, and making sure it releases in its best possible state is vital. Either way, I'm excited to play this when it hits later this year.
You can find the latest info on 'The Last Guardian' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
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