According to a tweet from Sony Japan producer Jun Yoshido, Team Ico and genDESIGN's forthcoming action-adventure title The Last Guardian finally goes gold.
After nearly a decade of being in production and going through the dregs of development hell, gaming fans looking forward to director Fumito Ueda's highly anticipated title The Last Guardian won't have to wait much longer. According to a now-deleted tweet from Sony Japan producer Jun Yoshido, Team Ico's and genDESIGN's The Last Guardian has finally gone gold.
Although the tweet is no longer available online, the message from Yoshido simply referred to The Last Guardian, reading, "Gone gold. Waddup." As of writing, there has been no explanation as to why the Sony Producer has taken down this specific post on Twitter, but even so, it's certainly enough to cause fans of one of the most anticipated games of holiday 2016 to breathe a sigh of relief that it's finally going to be released to the public.
Despite having recently been delayed for the umpteenth time with the last postponement pushing The Last Guardian from its October release and giving it a launch date of December 9, the action-adventure game ought to be launching on the PlayStation 4 before the end of the year has completed. Of course, it remains to be seen as to whether or not it will be worth the 10 year wait.
Several months ago at E3 2016, many journalists took part in a hands-on preview of The Last Guardian, hoping to unravel the mysteries of the title and come away impressed. However, a lot of the demo reports were negative, with those who played the build indicating that it had controls and graphics issues, as well as problems with its overall gameplay.
Be that as it may, it's highly likely that The Last Guardian's developers went on to utilize such criticisms and applied it to fixing the game. Of course, while it's definitely a far cry from actually being able to play the title, fans looking to educate themselves some more on The Last Guardian's content can watch several lengthy segments of gameplay footage to get a better idea of what to expect come December.
Taking all of this into consideration, the majority gaming fans will surely be happy to simply see The Last Guardian finally make its way out of the development darkness and onto store shelves. Hopefully, the partnership between Sony Interactive Entertainment's JapanStudio, Team Ico, and genDESIGN will result in one of the video game medium's most memorable titles to date once it launches.
The Last Guardian is set to release on December 9, 2016 for PlayStation 4.