Well, this is no good. Looks like we'll have to rely on all the other great titles scheduled for 2011.
Although many PlayStation 3 owners have been looking forward to The Last Guardian , we've never really landed an official release date. That's always a little worrisome and now, it appears we had every reason to be concerned:
As posted at the PlayStation Blog , SCEA has confirmed that Team ICO's latest ambitious project has been delayed past its tentative "holiday 2011" launch window. They've also been forced to delay the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection , which was slated to arrive some time this spring. Here's studio boss Fumito Ueda's apology:
"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."
As usual, we can expect the months between September and December to be jam-packed full of blockbusters and masterpieces, so perhaps we won't feel the pain quite so keenly. Even so, The Last Guardian will be a breath of fresh air whenever it arrives, which is why we sorta wanted it ASAP…
Related Game(s): The Last Guardian