No New Update for The Last Guardian, Yoshida Says

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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The Last Guardian

It’s been a long time since news surfaced about the anticipated PlayStation 3 title The Last Guardian. Now, it seems fans will still have to wait, as Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said in an interview that the time was just not right to reveal anything.

The Last Guardian, being developed by Team Ico and designer Fumito Ueda, was first revealed to the public back in 2009. However, since that first reveal, the game has gone through many hurdles, as one delay after the other have made many wonder if this game would ever see its promised PS3 release.

Now, as the year 2013 is coming to a close, Yoshida is not saying much about the future of Team Ico’s title. He explains, “We’re waiting for the right time to re-introduce The Last Guardian in an appropriate way.” Yoshida reaffirmed his original stance from back at E3 2013, saying, “The game is in development, and it’s well staffed, and Ueda-san is here, working – even though he’s not a Sony employee, he’s dedicated to the product. But we’re not ready to update yet.”

It is unknown just when Team Ico’s game will finally get an updated reveal, let alone an actual console release. There are already many predicting that Sony is re-developing this anticipated title for their new PlayStation 4 console, which is planned for a 2014 release in Japan. However, predictions and rumors simply can’t give us the full story, leaving us to simply wait and see just what the future may hold for The Last Guardian.


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  • Thanatos2k

    It’s dead. The dev team has fallen apart. Just cancel it.

    • Jared Cyhowski

      The project is not dead. If you read the article and the original source it makes that very clear.

    • Thanatos2k

      They can say whatever they want – it might as well be dead. If it ever comes out it’s pretty much doomed to be another Duke Nukem Forever or Daikatana. Just put it out of its misery and stop wasting money.

    • Jared Cyhowski

      You have to have a little bit more faith in the project and its team, dude.

    • Thanatos2k

      They have done absolutely nothing to deserve that faith

    • John Ellis

      Team Ico have made 2 games and both were critically acclaimed. What have they done to not deserve any faith. Making game is not easy and if they suddenly find they have to switch systems that means all the code has to be rewritten so it can run on the PS4.

    • Thanatos2k

      I mean they have done nothing during the development of *this* game to suggest we should have faith that they will finish it.

      And given their previous track record of NOT taking 7 years to make a game, no one should have any hope left.

  • zeezee

    This is a real shame. I loved Shadow of the Colossus and would buy a PS3 if this game were released.