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The Last Guardian Hasn't Disappeared, Says Sony

No update on when we'll see it again, but it's still in development.

Getting an update on The Last Guardian at E3 this year seemed like a long shot, and the seemingly troubled Team Ico project was ultimately nowhere to be seen.

I chatted with the head of PlayStation worldwide development Shuhei Yoshida this afternoon, who remained coy on the game's status.

"Yeah, yeah," he said. "We have the team working hard, and still it's not the right time to give people an update."

Team Ico's creative leader, Fumito Ueda, left Sony earlier this year, but is reportedly still working with Sony to finish development on The Last Guardian. There have been no updates since Ueda left, leaving fans worried.

Yoshida assured me it absolutely was a project Sony intended to release eventually, though.

"It has to!" he laughed. "It will be."

Until then, we wait.

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Posted by patrickklepek

Getting an update on The Last Guardian at E3 this year seemed like a long shot, and the seemingly troubled Team Ico project was ultimately nowhere to be seen.

I chatted with the head of PlayStation worldwide development Shuhei Yoshida this afternoon, who remained coy on the game's status.

"Yeah, yeah," he said. "We have the team working hard, and still it's not the right time to give people an update."

Team Ico's creative leader, Fumito Ueda, left Sony earlier this year, but is reportedly still working with Sony to finish development on The Last Guardian. There have been no updates since Ueda left, leaving fans worried.

Yoshida assured me it absolutely was a project Sony intended to release eventually, though.

"It has to!" he laughed. "It will be."

Until then, we wait.

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Edited by pyromagnestir

That's good to hear. edit: Also...

Second! Did I do that right?

Posted by LycanGav

and wait and wait and wait

Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite

Well there is always next year.

Edited by DrWaffles

Maybe there's a chance we'll see it at TGS? Maybe? Please? :[

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Someday...

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Posted by rudyarr

bummer :(

Posted by Tohno

I would really like to see this before the decade is over...

Posted by primalmaster

Wouldn't be suprised if they are keeping it back as a launch title for the next gen console.

Posted by RiccochetJ

I hope they come out with information soon. TGS maybe?

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

It will be out the same time and Final Fantasy Versus 13.

Posted by Aetheldod

God damned PR idiocy just say how far you are in developement

Posted by Stealthmaster86

Least it's something.

Posted by Sjupp

I just want to play this, god damn it.

Posted by Rabid619

It's gonna be such a great surprise when it shows up again... please show up again, Bird thing :( I already love you! I'll treat you well, promise!

Edited by Rhombus_Of_Terror

If the PS3 was given a game to be its last hurrah, I would like it to be this one.

Posted by Hershey07

In Yoshida We Trust.

Posted by Apathylad

I'll believe when I see it.

Posted by SteakSushi

Hopefully this doesn't become the "Duke Nukem Forever" of this generation.

Posted by Nightriff

YEAH!!!!!

Posted by Klei

I'm one of those dudes who don't really care for this game at all. Until it releases, that is.

Posted by shawnlreed

Thanks for this update, Patrick.

This is the game I am looking forward to the most.

Posted by Bboy_Izilla

Enthusiasm fading.

Posted by JJOR64

I bet everybody asked them when this is coming out. Seeing this news everywhere.

Posted by YukoAsho

My guess? PS4 title.

Posted by CptMorganCA

Great news. Yoshida is a really cool dude, and an entertaining guy to follow on Twitter.

Posted by Beomoose

Think they just push it to next-gen at this point?

Posted by gunslingerNZ

@Rhombus_Of_Terror said:

If the PS3 was given a game to be it's last hurrah, I would like it to be this one.

You're right, this would be a pretty outstanding send off for the PS3. I don't mind waiting for this game as long as it does come out some day.

Posted by Phatmac

It's the new Half Life 3.

Posted by Axersia

Patrick, could you please contact Nomura and ask him when the fuck Versus XIII is coming out?

You guys have it easy since The Last Guardian was only announced 3 years ago. I've been waiting for Versus XIII since E3 2006.

Posted by dezvous

@YukoAsho: That's what I jokingly said to my friend the other day but it seems doable. He clearly wants to push the boundaries visually, it just makes sense. Talk about what would be a killer launch title too if they could make it happen.

Posted by zoozilla

Kind of afraid that this will become this generation's Shenmue: the budget will become unreasonable, they'll finally release it and not be able to make any of their money back, and bad things ensue.

Posted by Vortextk

Fucking joke, seriously. Come on.
 
Is the studio just like 10 dudes and that's why it's taking forever and it's cost effective to take 8 years to make?

Posted by nick_verissimo

I'm honestly starting to be more excited for TGS than E3 as the years go by. I still really do enjoy Japanese games and thats the place to hope for news.

Posted by Mumrik

Well, at this point it probably is time to just shut up and go dark until the game is done. It smells a bit like the HL2 process did...

Posted by doe3879

@SteakSushi said:

Hopefully this doesn't become the "Duke Nukem Forever" of this generation.

don't you dare make that comparison : (

Posted by Autumn_Thunder

@Aetheldod said:

God damned PR idiocy just say how far you are in developement

I don't think that they know how far they are in development

Posted by zeekthegeek

In the meanwhile please tell Sony they need to translate Tokyo Jungle for us, thanks in advance.

Posted by Cybexx

Last I heard Santa Monica was assisting with finishing Last Guardian, but then again they seem to have helped finish nearly every Sony game in the last year.

Posted by Thanatos3

Yeah, this will come out soon.....along with Kingdom Hearts 3, Half-Life 3, and Versus XIII

Posted by Roger_Klotz

I foresee this as being a next gen title. Possible a launch title for the PlayStation 4.

Posted by Scubasteve1974

This would sell me a Playstation. No other game even makes me consider one.

Posted by Fallen189

Vaporware

Posted by robbob88

I know where it could be, on the PS4.

This game is going to be a PS4 launch title, IMO.

Posted by nickux

There was a time when I had such high hopes and expectations for this game. Now, I have forced myself to be comfortable with the notion that, no matter what, it couldn't possibly live up to the expectations that come with more than half a decade in development hell.

Posted by RobotHamster

As long as it comes out I'll be happy.

Posted by Aegon
@Thanatos3 said:

Yeah, this will come out soon.....along with Kingdom Hearts 3, Half-Life 3, and Versus XIII

Versus XIII and KH3 will come out because, dude it's Nomura. He takes his time but his shit comes out (wait, that's...nvm). Last Guardian should come out as well. Sony won't allow it to not come out. 
Posted by McQuinn

PLEASE! Just give it to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Posted by raikoh05

I liek how he said Yeah, yeah. Make games mother fucker.

Posted by Tidel

I'm concerned.

My concern will graduate to worry if it doesn't show up at TGS. Might even skip worry and go right into mourning.

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