Fumito Ueda Says The Last Guardian Is Coming This Year (UPDATE: Sony Confirms)

The Last Guardian has taken its sweet time. That's an understatement. But since it's relaunch as a PlayStation 4 game at E3 last year, a release date has seemed like a more realistic, palpable thing.

And, if you believe Fumito Ueda, it's coming out this year. As in 2016. Probably.

Hopefully.

The Last Guardian is on the cover of the latest issue of Edge magazine, and features an extensive hands-on preview of the game itself. But one statement from the game's creator suggests everyone will get the chance to play before the end of the year.

"Since this is the year we will see the game's release,"he said, in an accompanying Q&A, "I do have some worries, but I'm also very excited."

I mean you have to assume this means that The Last Guardian is set for release this year. Unless Ueda's being obtuse and referring to like a year from this very point. This seems unlikely.

Regardless, we've asked Sony locally if they are able to confirm the 2016 release date. We'll update if we hear back.

UPDATE: Sony Australia has confirmed to us that The Last Guardian will be released in 2016. So there you have it.

Via IB Times


Comments

    They'll find a way to squeeze a few more months out, even with statement that "this is the year":In Japan, the government's financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March

    Doom, FFXV and Last Guardian coming out the same year means the world will end.

      *urgent news report just in*

      Valve confirms Half-Life 3 to be released later this year.

      Now the end of the world has been confirmed!

    Didn't the lesson get learnt from Duke??

    I'll believe it when I have a copy in my hands. I originally purchased a PS3 for Last Guardian, and I will not be burned again! *Shake fist*

    Hnnngh. Oh man. Oh boy. What if, it's taken so long cause they also remade the original SotC including the extra 6 colossi that were scrapped. *dreams what will never be*

    I'm starting to believe that announcing a date and then announcing a delay when closer to that release date is a marketing move. If they say "yeah it will be released in mid 2017" people will put the fact in the backburner of their minds and forget about it. By stating a closer date they keep the hype alive through the duration of the actual release wait.

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    i'll believe it when i see it.

    IGN has some interviews and footage up. People have played the game I WANT TO BELIEVE IT'S REAL

    I'm not preordering that game ever again. I bet you the day before its supposed to come out it gets delayed or it'll be like AC Unity that requires 50GB of patches to make it remotely playable

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