The Last Guardian Hasn't Disappeared, Says Sony

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Posted by patrickklepek (4926 posts) -

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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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (4926 posts) -

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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#2 Edited by pyromagnestir (4324 posts) -

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

Second! Did I do that right?

#3 Posted by LycanGav (25 posts) -

and wait and wait and wait

#4 Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite (726 posts) -

Well there is always next year.

#5 Edited by DrWaffles (40 posts) -

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

#6 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11136 posts) -

Someday...

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#7 Posted by rudyarr (260 posts) -

bummer :(

#8 Posted by Tohno (1 posts) -

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

#9 Posted by primalmaster (87 posts) -

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

#10 Posted by RiccochetJ (18 posts) -

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

#11 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4683 posts) -

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

#12 Posted by Aetheldod (3594 posts) -

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

#13 Posted by Stealthmaster86 (659 posts) -

Least it's something.

#14 Posted by Sjupp (1910 posts) -

I just want to play this, god damn it.

#15 Posted by Rabid619 (1101 posts) -

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!

#16 Edited by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2111 posts) -

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

#17 Posted by Hershey07 (158 posts) -

In Yoshida We Trust.

#18 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

I'll believe when I see it.

#19 Posted by SteakSushi (15 posts) -

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

#20 Posted by Nightriff (5096 posts) -

YEAH!!!!!

#21 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

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

#22 Posted by shawnlreed (46 posts) -

Thanks for this update, Patrick.

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

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#23 Posted by Bboy_Izilla (4 posts) -

Enthusiasm fading.

#24 Posted by JJOR64 (19003 posts) -

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

#25 Posted by YukoAsho (2061 posts) -

My guess? PS4 title.

#26 Posted by CptMorganCA (207 posts) -

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

#27 Posted by Beomoose (685 posts) -

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

#28 Posted by gunslingerNZ (1904 posts) -

@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.

#29 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

It's the new Half Life 3.

#30 Posted by Axersia (1615 posts) -

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.

#31 Posted by dezvous (548 posts) -

@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.

#32 Posted by zoozilla (980 posts) -

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.

#33 Posted by Vortextk (419 posts) -

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?

#34 Posted by nick_verissimo (1386 posts) -

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.

#35 Posted by Mumrik (1078 posts) -

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...

#36 Posted by doe3879 (801 posts) -

@SteakSushi said:

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

don't you dare make that comparison : (

#37 Posted by Autumn_Thunder (80 posts) -

@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

#38 Posted by zeekthegeek (391 posts) -

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

#39 Posted by Cybexx (1177 posts) -

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.

#40 Posted by Thanatos3 (84 posts) -

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

#41 Posted by Roger_Klotz (782 posts) -

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

#42 Posted by Scubasteve1974 (55 posts) -

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

#43 Posted by Fallen189 (5025 posts) -

Vaporware

#44 Posted by robbob88 (326 posts) -

I know where it could be, on the PS4.

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

#45 Posted by nickux (1385 posts) -

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.

#46 Posted by RobotHamster (4172 posts) -

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

#47 Posted by Aegon (5660 posts) -
@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. 
#48 Posted by McQuinn (651 posts) -

PLEASE! Just give it to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

#49 Posted by raikoh05 (420 posts) -

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

#50 Posted by Tidel (360 posts) -

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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