Monday morning, Sony President Shuhei Yoshida took to the Playstation blog to give an update on The Last Guardian, the upcoming PS4 exclusive game.
In the blog post, he announces that the game has been delayed until December 6, 2016.
Yoshida attributes the delay to having “encountered more bugs than anticipated while in the final stages of development.”
He also makes mention of wanting to provide the best experience for fans who have waited a long time for this game, and promises “new content toward launch.”
The Last Guardian was originally set to release on October 25th, 2016.
An update on the development of The Last Guardian: https://t.co/HteaaWUXxi
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 12, 2016
Source: 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.