Development of The Last Guardian is finally complete

Shuhei Yoshida took to Twitter to make the announcement that Playstation fans have waited years to hear. The Last Guardian has gone gold.

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Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios at Sony Interactive Entertainment, took to social media this evening to announce that Sony has completed development of The Last Guardian.

The Last Guardian has been victim to multiple delays and originally began development as a Playstation 3 title. Multiple delays alongside the departure of the game's creative director, Fumito Ueda, and executive producer, Yoshifusa Hayama, have tarnished some of the hype surrounding this title. It remains to be seen if the extra time allocated to development will prove to be worth it.

Are you still excited for The Last Guardian? Do you think the delays and transition from a PS3 to PS4 title will hurt the overall quality? Let us know in the comments section.

The Last Guardian finally launches on December 6th exclusively on Sony PlayStation 4.

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    October 21, 2016 9:00 PM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Development of The Last Guardian is finally complete

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      October 21, 2016 9:18 PM

      Hell, It's about time.

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      October 21, 2016 9:48 PM

      ps4pro or go home guardian!

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      October 21, 2016 10:52 PM

      I wanna buy, but will need to await reviews.

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      October 21, 2016 11:01 PM

      Cool, its been such a long road for them, I am very happy they finally completed their game, congrats.

      I wonder if the PS4 Pro will get a juiced up version?

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        October 21, 2016 11:05 PM

        I am extremely skeptical of this release. The game began development as a PS3 title. Unless they completely gutted it, I expect it to look like an early PS4/late PS3 release. We'll see soon enough!

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          October 21, 2016 11:07 PM

          They did completely gut it at one point.

          They did drag Czerny in on it, so it should be smoothed out technically at the least.

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          October 21, 2016 11:19 PM

          I don't see why the graphical fidelity really matters. Ico and SOTC are classics because the game design is impeccable.

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          October 21, 2016 11:25 PM

          That version was cancelled back in the PS3 era. The design could be the same, but the current-iteration was developed for PS4.

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          October 21, 2016 11:27 PM

          I can see why you would think that way, but really its sort of normal(not the length of dev mind you, but a tech change/ or platform). My own game started out as DX9/32bit and then went to DX11/OpenGL/64bit and will end up with DX12 + Vulkan, that is just how it goes.

          From what I heard they gutted most of the visuals and animation, well just check out the PS4 gameplay vid below and judge for your self.

          To me it looks EPIC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28_FP8Uk2ck

          I personally can not wait, game development is really tough and shit like this with platform switches can happen and is a big set back(like freaking huge PS3 -> PS4) the fact they finished it and it looks really good to me is a big achievement.

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          October 21, 2016 11:29 PM

          Their previous games jumped generations and we're fucking awesome. It's not an issue.

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          October 22, 2016 2:46 AM

          Ico was in the same boat PS1->PS2 and it came out looking pretty good thanks to the art direction.:D

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      October 21, 2016 11:11 PM

      Why the fuck does Pewdiepie get to play it first?!

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      October 21, 2016 11:24 PM

      Awesome! Are there any outstanding fabled vaporware projects that we're waiting on? DNF's out, TF2 came out forever ago, Daikatana (lol @ 3 years in the oven!), Doom 4 rocks, FFXV and LG release later this year. Is there anything else people were hyped for that hasn't surfaced?

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        October 21, 2016 11:27 PM

        L4D3.

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          October 21, 2016 11:33 PM

          LOL :) dude don't torture me, I want Valve to hard core make all of its 3s, it just make me sad they don't want to make babies anymore :(

          Portal 3+ L4D3 + HL3 whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Valve :( sad man tears

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            October 21, 2016 11:36 PM

            They'll all be in be their Orange Box sequel (about to celebrate its tenth anniversary next year).

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            October 21, 2016 11:40 PM

            I'd play H-L3, don't get me wrong, but I am not a person who really cares enough to wait for any game

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          October 21, 2016 11:34 PM

          Oh, I want that! I hope that's still a possibility because I really miss Valve. :(

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        October 21, 2016 11:39 PM

        The real Prey 2?

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        October 22, 2016 1:00 AM

        We're all vaped out

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        October 22, 2016 2:11 AM

        Half life 3/episode 3 duh

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        October 22, 2016 4:54 AM

        BG&E2 is the last big one aside from Half Life and they claim that's happening again. But I'll believe it when I see a playable project(felt same about last guardian)

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        October 22, 2016 6:00 AM

        Star Citizen

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        October 22, 2016 8:24 AM

        Every Valve game you've ever loved.

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      October 21, 2016 11:29 PM

      New PS4 videos of The Last Guardian: * I think it looks awesome *

      Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k30o4cpVdn4

      Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28_FP8Uk2ck

      Can't wait!

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        October 23, 2016 5:59 PM

        Looks friggin' amazing to me. I can't wait.

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      October 22, 2016 1:45 AM

      MEGA COOL

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