The Last Guardian has leaped past a big hurdle in development. Even with recent delays they have still made good progress forward. In fact, Shuhei Yoshida announced that the project has just recently gone gold.
In a tweet from Shuhei Yoshida, a boss at PlayStation, he happily declared that The Last Guardian had finally gone gold. After years of delays and talks of the game being canceled it has finally come full circle and is now for sure being released properly.
Some of you may be wondering what going gold means for a video game. No it’s not like a song going platinum. Going gold means that the game’s development has finished and it can be pressed into discs. So the game people will be receiving in December is done and just needs to be put together and packaged so it can be shipped out. It basically is the big achievement right before release date, but nowadays it by no means means that a developer’s work is done.
The Last Guardian may be ready to press for shipping now, but that doesn’t mean it’s ready for consumers. Many games now are shipped with problems and bugs still in them. This means developers now only have a couple months to track down these problems and fix them so that they can be patched day one of release. They will also be working on things like DLC and other content to improve the game further down the road. So this is a big milestone for the game, but its development is still not quite over just yet.
ConclusionThe Last Guardian has gone gold and the game is ready to be pressed into discs for public release. The developers still have to work to fix bugs and problems, which will be released as day one patches, but still the game will be shipped soon. The official release date for The Last Guardian is December 6th, and it will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive. So, what are your thoughts on the long and difficult development of this game?
Written by Spencer Havens