Sony has confirmed that developers are currently performing some final polishing on The Last Guardian. The highly awaited game from Sony which has been in development since PlayStation 3 era is finally nearing its release.
According to Sony’s President Shuhei Yoshida, developers are currently doing some final polishing on The Last Guardian and the game will be done before its release date of October 2016. During an hour long PlayStation Blogcast last week, Yoshida said that the game has gone through various playtests already and the developers are working on ironing out the remaining kinks.
Yoshida added that while the development team want to improve things until the last minute, they were able to announce the game’s release date at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Demos were also available for the game, but they made sure it does not show too much in order not to spoil the story.
The Last Guardian has been in development, development hell actually, since 2007 under the working title of Project Trico. The game was originally intended for PS3 but to various delays and trademark issues, the development kept getting further delayed.
In 2012, the developers decided to shift their focus on creating the game for PS4 instead of PS3 which led to a further delay as PS4 hadn’t even been announced at the time and starting development once again pretty much from scratch meant the game couldn’t be part of the console’s launch lineup.
“I have confidence in the team and Ueda-san’s vision, we are so excited to finally be able to play this game that needed to be out.” he said during an interview with Gameswelt.
In a recent interview, Fumito Ueda, the game’s creator talked about how he finally wants to be done with the game after so many years of development. In fact, he even went on to say that he will most probably not even play the game himself for at least a year after its release because even seeing a tiny bug would sadden him.
This certainly doesn’t bode well for the launch state of the game if the creator is still unsure about the quality of the product after 9 years of development.