The Last Guardian has been delayed yet again.

The game launches on PlayStation 4 on 9th December 2016 in the UK and Ireland, and 7th December across Europe. It had been due out 25th October.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony's Shuhei Yoshida said the delay was a difficult decision, but "we have encountered more bugs than anticipated while in the final stages of development".

"To ensure that The Last Guardian delivers on the experience that the game's creators have envisioned, we need to take the extra time to work on those issues," Yoshida continued.

"Our development continues to push itself to the fullest and we look forward to revealing new content towards the launch.

"We appreciate your continued support."

The Last Guardian is no stranger to delays. It began development back in 2007, a year after the PS3 launched, but became stuck in development hell. Sony re-announced the game for PS4 at last year's E3.

I played the first 40 minutes of The Last Guardian back at E3.

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