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Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced it has officially delayed the release of The Last Guardian and the ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Collection from their respective launch timeframes of winter 2011 and spring 2011.
The Last Guardian director Fumito Ueda commented: “I announced at last year’s Tokyo Game Show that the release timing of The Last Guardian which is currently being developed would be holiday 2011.
“However, to provide more challenging and better quality of content to users and to fulfil First Party Studio’s obligations, I decided to postpone its release timing.
“All the members of my production team are working together at a fast pace to develop and release the game in First Party Studio quality.
“I sincerely apologise to all the customers who have been waiting for The Last Guardian for so long, but I beg for your patience. I will also announce the new release timing at a later time.”
Sony says it will “provide more information regarding release timing at a later date”.
We can’t pretend we’re surprised by the delay of The Last Guardian, but it doesn’t make the news any easier to swallow. PlayStation 3 gamers can, however, take some solace from the fact there appears to be plenty of other fantastic looking titles coming to the platform this year.
We’ve actually been running a The Last Guardian Release Date Sweepstake in the office. When do you reckon the game will finally make it into the hands of gamers?