Four years after its announcement at E3 2009, it doesn't look like we're any closer to a release date for The Last Guardian, Team Ico's long-in-gestation followup to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. Although it appeared on the official E3 website last week, Sony apparently never had any plans to show it off this week. How do we know? Well, Sony executive Jack Tretton has gone on record as saying that the game is officially "on hiatus" during an appearance on Spike TV.
Not much more information than this, unfortunately, but feel free to speculate. Is The Last Guardian going to be retooled for Playstation 4? Is Team Ico working on something else? What the heck is this game all about, anyway? It might be a while before we get any answers to these questions.
UPDATE: According to Stephen Totilo over at Kotaku, the above info is some kind of Sony miscommunication. Says Sony's head of worldwide studios:
"That hiatus term—I’m not a native English-speaking person—but that’s misleading," Yoshida told me a few minutes ago during an interview here at E3. He'd watched Tretton's comments on Spike.com while eating lunch. "The game is in active development. [Lead designer Fumito] Ueda-san shared updates a few months ago. Nothing has changed. My answer is, 'Yes, the game is in active development.' It’s not hiatus at all. But we are not ready to reintroduce it. When we are ready, we will do that. Please wait."