It’s been a very busy fortnight in the Sony camp. No sooner had the Internet come to terms with the announcement of the PS4 Slim and its high-end brethren, the PS4 Pro, and the Japanese giant took to the stage for its keynote presentation at Tokyo Game Show 2016.
Amid showcases for Nioh, NieR: Automata and Japan Studio’s mind-bending sequel Gravity Rush 2 – Hideo Kojima also swung by to discuss Death Stranding in typically coy fashion – was an all-new trailer for The Last Guardian, Team Ico’s long-in-development action-adventure title that will finally stomp onto PS4 come December.
That’s a little later than initially expected, after Sony confirmed plans to delay The Last Guardian from October due to technical concerns – those bugs aren’t going to squash themselves. News of yet another hitch in development prompted Shuhei Yoshida, president of SCE Worldwide Studios, to release the following statement:
“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,” said Yoshida, before adding that “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.”
Much like Final Fantasy XV before it, The Last Guardian will emerge from a production cycle that spans close to a decade when Team Ico’s adventure title launches exclusively for PlayStation 4 on December 6. Whether it can possibly live up to the excitement is another question, but at the very least you can see how the title is shaping up via the TGS trailer up above.