Shuhei Yoshida Announces That The Last Guardian Has Gone Gold
It's suffice to say that we have been waiting a long time for The Last Guardian. Now, Sony President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has unveiled on Twitter that the project has gone gold, meaning that its development has wrapped up.
I've waited a very long time to say this... The Last Guardian has gone gold! I'm so excited for you all to finally experience it ˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) October 22, 2016
In development since 2007 and publicly announced at E3 in 2009, The Last Guardian has gone through rocky development and left fans wondering if the project was still ongoing or not. Executive producer Yoshifusa Hayama left the project in 2011, and Shadow of the Colossus and Ico creator Fumito Ueda parted ways with Sony, though he continued to work on the project.
After years of no updates or announcements, it was difficult to say if the game was still planned for release. Even just last month, The Last Guardian saw another delay, moving it to a December 6 release.
We don't tend to report on all 'going gold' stories, but this one is significant. I remember how much I anticipated this game when it was first unveiled, but that interest waned as time went on. Seeing it return this year at E3 with a release date got me excited once again, but cautiously. It's a long time coming, but news of it going gold means the game should meet its anticipated December 6 release date.