The Last Guardian Hasn't Disappeared, Says Sony

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#101 Posted by Lynxx506 (2 posts) -

Cool

#102 Posted by onarum (1994 posts) -

I heard it's coming out the same day as Agent....

#103 Posted by SPARTAN3 (48 posts) -

I really want to see what this game is about before the PS4 comes out.

#104 Posted by killacam (1284 posts) -

@Arbuthnaut said:

Not intending to offend anyone here, I'm just genuinely curious.

Even as fans of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, why has the hype for this game been through the roof for the better part of a decade when they haven't shown one second of gameplay, one substantial hint at a storyline, or even a proper trailer? All anyone has seen for this game has been short clips of a beast running around with a kid. That's been backed up by a bunch of empty promises and delays stemming from poor quality. Most titles would have been canceled at this point. They have been making all of these claims with absolutely nothing to show for it for five years. The main guy responsible for it is only completing it because he is contractually obligated to. Something isn't right with this game. So why are people still so excited for it? Is it ALL based off of nostalgia and love for Ico and Shadow?

no, he is finishing it because he cares deeply about his game and his vision. he is unwilling to compromise these for some company's release date. the game itself doesn't need a trailer, gameplay footage, or any inside look because ueda's previous work speaks for it. to me, the long development time is the opposite of a turnoff; it is clear the what ueda does is always extremely fresh conceptually and hard to pull off. all that has been affirmed for me is that this final chapter of his "trilogy" will be crafted with that same care and love as the first two.

#105 Posted by evanbower (1210 posts) -

@killacam said:

@Arbuthnaut said:

Not intending to offend anyone here, I'm just genuinely curious.

Even as fans of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, why has the hype for this game been through the roof for the better part of a decade when they haven't shown one second of gameplay, one substantial hint at a storyline, or even a proper trailer? All anyone has seen for this game has been short clips of a beast running around with a kid. That's been backed up by a bunch of empty promises and delays stemming from poor quality. Most titles would have been canceled at this point. They have been making all of these claims with absolutely nothing to show for it for five years. The main guy responsible for it is only completing it because he is contractually obligated to. Something isn't right with this game. So why are people still so excited for it? Is it ALL based off of nostalgia and love for Ico and Shadow?

no, he is finishing it because he cares deeply about his game and his vision. he is unwilling to compromise these for some company's release date. the game itself doesn't need a trailer, gameplay footage, or any inside look because ueda's previous work speaks for it. to me, the long development time is the opposite of a turnoff; it is clear the what ueda does is always extremely fresh conceptually and hard to pull off. all that has been affirmed for me is that this final chapter of his "trilogy" will be crafted with that same care and love as the first two.

I would normally blindly follow team Ico to the ends of the earth, but everything I'm hearing about this game is just slowly making me a doubter. Apparently, development for this game started directly after Colossus, as a PS2 game (source: Anthony Galllegos on the latest Game Scoop!), but was basically scrapped when releasing on that hardware was no longer realistic. They've now been working on the current build of Guardian for six years.. the same time span that the entire Uncharted and Mass Effect trilogies have come out. Knowing Ueda and how solid his record has been, I definitely gave him the benefit of the doubt that great things needs time. But.. there is just no way that a game couldn't be completed in six years, unless there are just serious issues happening within the studio.

Anyway, whether its taking so long because the studio is falling apart, or because everything is going steady but good art takes time, Sony has guaranteed that what is released won't be the pure vision that Ueda intended, because, I guess in some attempt to make sure this game doesn't become vapourware, they've got Sony Santa Monica working on it as well. Another great developer, but a very very different one.

#106 Posted by killacam (1284 posts) -

@evanbower said:

@killacam said:

@Arbuthnaut said:

Not intending to offend anyone here, I'm just genuinely curious.

Even as fans of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, why has the hype for this game been through the roof for the better part of a decade when they haven't shown one second of gameplay, one substantial hint at a storyline, or even a proper trailer? All anyone has seen for this game has been short clips of a beast running around with a kid. That's been backed up by a bunch of empty promises and delays stemming from poor quality. Most titles would have been canceled at this point. They have been making all of these claims with absolutely nothing to show for it for five years. The main guy responsible for it is only completing it because he is contractually obligated to. Something isn't right with this game. So why are people still so excited for it? Is it ALL based off of nostalgia and love for Ico and Shadow?

no, he is finishing it because he cares deeply about his game and his vision. he is unwilling to compromise these for some company's release date. the game itself doesn't need a trailer, gameplay footage, or any inside look because ueda's previous work speaks for it. to me, the long development time is the opposite of a turnoff; it is clear the what ueda does is always extremely fresh conceptually and hard to pull off. all that has been affirmed for me is that this final chapter of his "trilogy" will be crafted with that same care and love as the first two.

I would normally blindly follow team Ico to the ends of the earth, but everything I'm hearing about this game is just slowly making me a doubter. Apparently, development for this game started directly after Colossus, as a PS2 game (source: Anthony Galllegos on the latest Game Scoop!), but was basically scrapped when releasing on that hardware was no longer realistic. They've now been working on the current build of Guardian for six years.. the same time span that the entire Uncharted and Mass Effect trilogies have come out. Knowing Ueda and how solid his record has been, I definitely gave him the benefit of the doubt that great things needs time. But.. there is just no way that a game couldn't be completed in six years, unless there are just serious issues happening within the studio.

Anyway, whether its taking so long because the studio is falling apart, or because everything is going steady but good art takes time, Sony has guaranteed that what is released won't be the pure vision that Ueda intended, because, I guess in some attempt to make sure this game doesn't become vapourware, they've got Sony Santa Monica working on it as well. Another great developer, but a very very different one.

but they're just giving technical advice! and everyone needs a helping hand every now and then. it's harder than we all thought to make a beautiful winged dog beast loyal. anyway, c'mon.. if you're out then i.. i just don't know!

#107 Posted by EndlessLotus (109 posts) -

Please, God, don't let this be another Duke Nukem....

#108 Posted by Commisar123 (1790 posts) -

Pics or it didn't happen

#109 Posted by CatAlex (24 posts) -

I feel like I've been waiting for the game forever, so I guess a little longer changes nothing.

#110 Posted by Tesla (1904 posts) -

Team Ico games are rather boring indeed. Add to that the development woes and you have some possible vaporware that I have no interest in.

Having "heart" does not a good game make.

#111 Posted by shinluis (428 posts) -

Are they porting it to Orbis or something?

#112 Posted by BlackBlood (4 posts) -

Just knowing that it's still in development makes me happy.

#113 Posted by dvorak (1496 posts) -

Sony continued, "Yet. It hasn't disappeared yet."

#114 Posted by GunnyHath (19 posts) -

That is good to hear!

#115 Posted by Shtinky (576 posts) -

Shuhei Yoshida is a cool guy, and I appreciate his honest responses.

#116 Posted by squidracerX (763 posts) -

If its bad i hope it gets canned. i am a little nervous it has so much hype, money, and dreams behind it, that they might release a mediocre game (Im thinking about Lair aaahhhhhh!), instead of just taking a loss. it looks good though. And Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom was fun which looked basically like the same idea? So i am hopeful! :)

#117 Posted by KuntThrasher (9 posts) -

It'll either be rushed and a disappointment, or overdue and a disappointment.

#118 Posted by ZOnikJJ (258 posts) -

I was really hoping for this game to be shown at the electronic 3

#119 Posted by Twiggy199 (495 posts) -

Why do i feel like i've heard this a million times in the past year. "[Insert Game Name] is still a thing."

#120 Posted by DCJoeDog (6 posts) -

I hope this sees the light of day, but I am not holding my breath on it.

#121 Posted by banishedsoul1 (294 posts) -

this project has been in limbo for so long now. Im guessing they are saving it for the end of ps3 life to give the console a big send off. Maybe they might cross it over to ps4 to have a graphic beast.

#122 Posted by noisyturtle (15 posts) -

Please don't rush this Ueda. Your fans are the patient kind, the patient kind with extremely high expectations.

#123 Posted by NMC2008 (1227 posts) -

They're adding Move Support and Multiplayer, bird thing vs bird thing, Primal Rage style. Multiplayer will only support Move.

#124 Posted by spitfireink (3 posts) -

“I will not give you a detailed update, but I will say one thing and it goes back to innovation and to gamers and to quality,” Rhode said. “That title will ship when it’s absolutely ready.”

There has been no date set for The Last Guardian’s release, but Rhode did not seem to be worried about any specific time table.

“It’s going to ship sometime and it’s going to ship when it’s ready. And I think that’s a really important thing to remember, that it would be very easy to ship a game when it’s not quite ready because we need to meet a business plan,” he said. “Gamers are first and the experiences we provide are first. That’s why we’re gonna talk about the game when we’re ready to talk about it.”

#125 Posted by Boopie (191 posts) -

well as long as it's ready when they release it that's all I care about if it's not ready then they shouldn't release it but when it's ready is the time to release

#126 Posted by nasseh (82 posts) -

When you're ready, The Last Guardian, when you're ready.

#127 Posted by EPGPX (285 posts) -

This game has to come out this year. If it doesn't, then wtf sony, wtf.

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