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Video Examines The Last Guardian's Nine-Year Development

by Suriel Vazquez on Dec 10, 2016 at 09:27 AM

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Though the final result has many beautiful moments, The Last Guardian had a long and occasionally troubled development period. Originally announced in 2007, the title took nine years to come to pass, and missed one generation of consoles (the title was originally planned for the PlayStation 3 but ultimately came out on PlayStation 4).

As such, the game evolved over those nine long years, especially when it comes to visuals. Digital Foundry (which is known for its detailed breakdowns of PC game performance and side-by-side comparisons of titles running on different consoles) chronicled the history of the title, using many of the earlier trailers, target renders, and concept art that eventually became the work that finally released this week. You can watch the 14-minute video below. You can also read our interviews with The Last Guardian's creator and its composer.