Sony announced today that they have moved the release date of The Last Guardian from October 25, 2016 and until December 6, 2016.
The game will now release on December 6 in the US, December 7 in Europe, and December 9 in the UK and Ireland.
The Last Guardian was originally announced at E3 in 2009 for the PlayStation 3, to release around 2011, and has since then been continuously delayed.
President of SCE Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida explains the reasoning for the delay on the PlayStation Blog :
“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.”