The highly anticipated The Last Guardian has been delayed from its late October release date, Sony has revealed.
Sony's Worldwide President Shuhei Yoshida shared the news of the delay in a post on the U.S Playstation Blog, wherein he revealed that the game will now be releasing on December 6th in North America. A European release date for the game will end up following on December 7th, and the UK and Ireland will receive the game on December 9th, Yoshida later revealed on the EU Playstation Blog.
Yoshida revealed that delaying the game was a "tough decision", however it was made so that the game could receive a full polish with a few points in the game featuring a few bugs. Yoshida shared:
“Fumito Ueda (genDESIGN) 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.”
This delay pushes The Last Guardian into a month of big game releases with it now competing with South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, and even Super Mario Maker for the 3DS. Although this delay should ensure an experience that is less frustrating and more memorable.