The wait for Team Ico's The Last Guardian has been epic. The game, set for a December 7 release in Australia, was essentially announced back in 2007. It wasn't until E3 2015 we got a trailer of the game in its final form and the anticipation has been brewing steadily ever since. Well, you can now add more fuel to that excitement fire -- The Last Guardian has officially gone gold.
As appears to be the standard way of communicating such things these days, Sony Interactive Entertainment head Shuhei Yoshida announced the news via Twitter.
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
So yes -- The Last Guardian is definitely coming out. It's already been classified (two months ago almost to the day), so no problems on that front (and not really surprising).
I guess the big question now is, will it survive the hype train? The boiler is well-fed on years of delays and Sony has already been cooked to a cinder by a certain other game not meeting expectations. Even so, I have a good feeling about this one.