Yoshida thanks fans for waiting for The Last Guardian

Yoshida thanks fans for waiting for The Last Guardian
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Sony’s head of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida has thanked fans for their patience while waiting for The Last Guardian, explaining that their excitement helped Sony “maintain [its] momentum, energy and passion” for the project throughout its troubled development.

“Thank you to all of you, fans of PlayStation, fans of [director] Ueda-san’s work, for all the years we’ve been working on this title, we are able to maintain our momentum, energy and passion because we knew that you are waiting to play this game,” Yoshida said in a new unboxing video of the game’s Collector’s Edition (below). 

“And I hope you enjoy this game when it comes out. The Last Guardian is for you.”

The Last Guardian was originally announced for PS3 back in 2009 after entering development in 2007. It ran into difficulties during development, however, with Yoshida later explaining that the game struggled to run efficiently enough on PS3. 

The project was re-revealed as a PS4 title in 2015, where it is finally due to launch next week.

The Last Guardian Screenshots

“When we first began work on The Last Guardian, I intended it to take from and build on our experience working on ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, making it something akin to a greatest hits album,” Ueda explained in a message sent to reviewers earlier this week. “Unfortunately, as you know, we ran into a few twists and turns along the way, and the title took longer than expected.”

But will it be worth the wait? Look out for our review soon.

Source: The Last Guardian – Unboxing the Collector’s Edition