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You'll have to wait a bit longer for the adventures of a boy and his man-eating eagle. Citing “production reasons,” Sony announced a delay of The Last Guardian today. While not giving a specific date, the Japanese language announcement suggests that the title has been pushed into 2012.
A post on the PlayStation Europe blog confirmed that the game would not be released in 2011 and dropped some more bad news. Ico and Shadow of the Colossus: The Collection is also being delayed until late 2011. According to Lead design Fumito Ueda:
I announced at last year’s Tokyo Game Show that the release timing of The Last Guardian which is currently being developed would be holiday 2011.
However, to provide more challenging and better quality of content to users and to fulfill First Party Studio’s obligations, I decided to postpone its release timing.
All the members of my production team are working together at a fast pace to develop and release the game in First Party Studio quality.
I sincerely apologize to all the customers who have been waiting for “The Last Guardian” for so long, but I beg for your patience. I will also announce the new release timing at a later time.
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Apr 20, 2011