Canceled

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#1 Posted by ApeGantz (235 posts) -

I know the creator doesn't work for Sony anymore and this is his last game. Today I got a call from Game Stop stating the game is canceled and I should get my money back. Whats up? Are they just unsure as we are?

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#2 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

I don't think the game is cancelled. GameStop is jumping the gun.

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#4 Edited by Jack268 (3370 posts) -

No, I doubt they'll shut the studio down because one dude left. 
 
And also, Gamestop wouldn't make announcements like this FOR Sony. Sony has it's own PR team. What MIGHT have happened is that the game was delayed, Gamestop employees were told to call people and inform them, and somewhere along the line it got distorted into "GAME'S CANCELLED EVERYONE GO HOME"

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#5 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

Gamestop is not a reputable source.

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#6 Posted by WilliamHenry (1285 posts) -

Why would you pre-order a game that far from release? Its not like you won't get the game if you pre-order a week before its released.

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#7 Posted by EuanDewar (5160 posts) -

Heh, sites have started picking this story up now. Just saw it reported over at Joystiq.

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#8 Posted by RE_Player1 (8010 posts) -

What are the sources?

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#9 Posted by amomjc (978 posts) -

@WilliamHenry said:

Why would you pre-order a game that far from release? Its not like you won't get the game if you pre-order a week before its released.

I usually do it because I don't have the time to follow games until their launch, or the patience. Putting down $5 to have someone call me and tell me my game is ready to come be picked up is great because in the past year I have had 6 games that I forgot were releasing. Gamestop gave me a call and I had a great, and unexpected, gaming night.

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#10 Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (452 posts) -

It's just a rumor right now- as these calls from Gamestop are the only sign of this being true. Other than that, there's been absolutely no proof yet.

Gamestop sometimes has a disturbing tendency for being ludicrously uninformed... So there's no need to lament until we get an official announcement from Sony.

That and to my knowledge, Gamestop's the only retailer that's removed the Last Guardian listing so far. So this is probably just another instance of them being uninformed.

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#11 Posted by Korolev (1800 posts) -

I doubt they'll just throw away all the work that's been done until now, unless they have to for legal reasons (as in the creator retained some IP rights and is refusing Sony use of his IP). They'll release it eventually.

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#12 Posted by Baroni924 (9 posts) -
Online
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#13 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -

I almost murdered someone. 

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#14 Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (452 posts) -
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#15 Edited by Arjuna (918 posts) -

I was really looking forward to this game, and would like to remain positive, but I fear its cancellation may be a reality. It seems strange to me to take so many years to even come out with a playable demo. Then there's Ueda's departure.

In terms of Gamestop refunding pre-orders, it is not in a business' interest to do refunds, to give ppl their money back. I don't think they would refund money unless they were quite certain that the project was indeed cancelled. Hopefully it was just a major clerical error......... I truly hope so....

@msavo said:

What are the sources?

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/12/22/last-guardian-apparently-removed-from-gamestops-release-schedul/

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#16 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2069 posts) -

Let's hope not.

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#17 Posted by Jeust (11739 posts) -

@BoG said:

I almost murdered someone.

Remember it's Christmas! :D

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#18 Posted by Doctorchimp (4186 posts) -

Because as we all know...

Those gamestop guys are fucking experts

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#19 Edited by Maajin (1171 posts) -
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#20 Posted by TheKing (856 posts) -

Gamestop of all people wouldn't willingly give people money back unless they knew for sure. I say it's canceled.

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#21 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

@WilliamHenry said:

Why would you pre-order a game that far from release? Its not like you won't get the game if you pre-order a week before its released.

Or you know.. the day it comes out. I buy a lot of my games the day they come out, I come at the end of the day and there are always plenty of copies around.

Either way this game won't be cancelled, they already said development will continue. Maybe a delay, but it looks like they're too deep into it to really cancel.

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#22 Posted by PenguinDust (12992 posts) -

Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if it is being silently left to die. Extra-long development time without much to show for it is not a good sign. This being the end of the year, Gamestop might just want to clean out their books, but I still have my worries for the game itself.

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#23 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

Thread title really needs a question mark at the end

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#24 Posted by drag (1212 posts) -

This is why everyone thinks 'games journalism' is a joke, because it's a complete joke.

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#25 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

They probably realised that a few videos of a big dog with feathers on wasn't really going to cut it as a game.

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#26 Posted by phrali (677 posts) -

i'm calling it now - it's canceled.

no way gamestop gives people their money back unless they absolutely have to.

and no way sony calls the "journalists" before they call the retailers.

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#27 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

I really hope not, that game seemed really interesting. And I think I read an IGN article today that said that Sony said it was NOT canceled.

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#28 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

You shut your mouth!

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#29 Posted by mariokart64fan (422 posts) -

well what can i say ps3 was known for its cancelations this would not be the first time ,

lets take a step back and look what has been cancelled already

1 saints row

2 wwe smackdown vs raw 2007

3 agent

4 last guardian --

5 timesplitters 4

so ya i think its a bummer but at the same time wheres the people who bought a ps2? i expected to see a repeat but i guess sony finally let those people down and this is the result

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#30 Posted by MezZa (2671 posts) -

As uninformed as Gamestop usually proves to be, I'm surprised they'd start giving money back without some good reason to believe it was cancelled. Odd situation. People won't be happy if they find out Gamestop cancelled their pre-order for no reason.

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#31 Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (452 posts) -

Several sources are updating as we speak- Sony's saying its still in development.

Calm down everyone- looks like Gamestop has indeed jumped the gun. For again- they seem to be the only retailer removing the Last Guardian from their listings. I haven't seen any other retailer do that yet.

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#32 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

@mariokart64fan: saints row and smackdown vs raw 2007 huh? how ever will PS3 owners live without those super amazing games

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#33 Posted by Hosstile17 (819 posts) -

I would be slightly disappointed, but not totally shocked if this turned out to be true. The thing to cling on in this scenario though is some memories from the not-so-distant past. Most games that languish in development hell and get cancelled, are cancelled for a reason. Companies don't can multi-million dollar projects because a guy quit. I loved Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. The quality of those experiences does not guarantee the quality of The Last Guardian.

Another thing to think about, as stated earlier, Gamestop isn't in the business of handing back money to customers unless they have to. Someone at Sony must have told them to do that. Or, the entire story is a lie and this dude is pulling out collective pud.

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#34 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

They've spent too much money and time working on the game, and there's a lot of hype for it, they're not just going to cancel it.

I'd be more worried about the end product now. Something must have gone seriously wrong for the lead producer to quit, and projects rarely end well when there's such a drastic change in the creative team.

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#35 Edited by EndlessObsidian (522 posts) -

THE GAME IS NOT CANCELED!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/121/1215394p1.html

from article:

"Sony has confirmed to IGN that The Last Guardian is still in production.

Today, GameStop terminated pre-orders for the game, informing customers that the title has been canceled by Sony. Customers with active pre-orders for the game received automated phone calls informing them that the title is no longer in production and advising them to change their reservation to a different game, but Sony has told us that this is not the case.

The status of the game has been a mystery as of late after the departure of the game's creator and executive producer.

For now, no release window has been announced for the game.

We've reached out to GameStop to find out the reason behind the cancellations and will update this story with any comment we receive."

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#36 Posted by FCKSNAP (2338 posts) -

It's not cancelled but it's not the first time Gamestop has refused to sell a major Sony title.

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#37 Posted by Twinsun (742 posts) -

The title of this topic is a bit misleading imo, since it's just based on what some gamestop empoyee told you.

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#38 Posted by beforet (3376 posts) -

I don't know man, but according to my uncle who works at Nintendo it's still going. But it's starring Mario now.

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#39 Posted by Hameyadea (388 posts) -

Why do you trust what GameStop says?

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#40 Posted by WilliamHenry (1285 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

@WilliamHenry said:

Why would you pre-order a game that far from release? Its not like you won't get the game if you pre-order a week before its released.

Or you know.. the day it comes out. I buy a lot of my games the day they come out, I come at the end of the day and there are always plenty of copies around.

Either way this game won't be cancelled, they already said development will continue. Maybe a delay, but it looks like they're too deep into it to really cancel.

I was going to say that too, but you know, people really seem to love those pre-order bonuses.

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#41 Posted by Subjugation (4963 posts) -

I will trust official press releases over "some Gamestop employee" any day.

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#42 Edited by ApeGantz (235 posts) -

Woops! I was in a rush writing this and must have forgot the question mark.

And I'll agree that this is probably GS jumping the gun. I just find it weird because I've never heard of this happening in my personal life. And we all know how greedy GS is.

I preorderd this game sometime last year I think. The only reason I even preorder at GS anymore is because I have a two friends who work their and I don't mind helping them get preorders.

Edit: So I've read and GS is canceling preorders because there isn't a launch window for it. Got ya

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#43 Posted by Arjuna (918 posts) -
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#44 Posted by Tarsier (1491 posts) -

so its not cancelled but its still not coming out

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#45 Edited by jking47 (1290 posts) -

Misleading thread titles are pretty annoying.

EDIT: And I didn't even notice it was a dead thread. Man fuck this now I feel even worse.

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#46 Posted by Klei (1798 posts) -

year-old thread, people?

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#47 Posted by Marcsman (3597 posts) -

It's really not surprising

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#48 Posted by Blommer4 (286 posts) -

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