The Last Guardian has a new release date of December 6, 2016.

First announced at E3 2009, The Last Guardian had become a Half-Life 3-type urban legend in the game industry for some time. Back in June, however, Sony announced that the game would officially release on October 25. In a post on the PlayStation Blog today, SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida revealed that The Last Guardian will receive (hopefully) one final delay, in order to “deliver the most polished experience possible.”

You can read the announcement in its entirety below:

“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.”

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