The Last Guardian still a thing. Maybe 
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Geoffrey Tim
March 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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Fans of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus lost their minds back in 2009 when The Last Guardian from  Fumito Ueda’s Team Ico within Sony’s Japan Studio. What was shown back then was pretty mind-blowing. Since then, the game’s – or lack of it – has become a bit of an industry joke. 5 years on, and we’re no closer to seeing the game. Sony want you to believe that it’s still coming.

“You’re going to be very frustrated by this answer,”Sony’s Scott Rohde told IGN when asked about the title, “but it is 100 percent the God’s honest truth, and that is that we want to make great games. And when we see that the public is so interested in a specific game, of course that drives us to want to complete that game.

“But it also drives us to want to make it great. We would not want to ship that game if we don’t think it’s great.”

The Last Guardian still exists – but Sony’s not willing to make any announcements about platforms or release.

“[We]re] not going to announce what platform it’s coming on, who’s working on it, who’s involved. But that is still a title that’s absolutely in the mix at Worldwide Studios. That’s the most you’re gonna get.”

My guess is that it’ll be on the PS4 at some point in the future, if it ever gets released at all. With Ueda having left Japan Studio nearly two years ago, I fear impetus has been placed on other games. After 8 years of development hell, I’m not even sure we want The Last Guardian anymore; there’s just no way it could ever live up to the hype that’s been built around it.

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  • Admiral Chief of comments

    HALF LIFE 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mossel

      Confirmed.

      • RinceIsIngwer

        Lol. “Half Life 3″ and “Confirmed’ a sentence we will never see ;)

        • Kensei Seraph

          Imagine one day you open up the Steam store and the banner says “Half Life III Confirmed”. No other announcements or notifications, just that.
          Then, a day later the game goes live.

          • RinceIsIngwer

            Even my imagination has limits…

          • Kensei Seraph

            That’s why Valve should do it, although they might just crash the world economy.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            They would crash all bandwidth too

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            Epic trolling is epic.

            They can even put it in for $100 and people will buy it

          • Kromas

            More like. HL3 Early Access available now.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    The Last Guardian Forever ;P

    • Admiral Chief of comments

      Hahaha

    • TiMsTeR1033

      You joke now, but when it comes out you will see how great it will be.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        No I won’t. It’ll be an exclusive & I won’t care.

        • Mossel

          But secretely you will mumble something about exclusive filth. I know I will.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I won’t secrete a damn thing! O_O

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            Lies!!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            you will secrete your inner pain, wishing to play it..

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Nope, I’ll just play something else. Like Turbo Tax.

          • Mossel

            Oh, come now! ;)

    • RinceIsIngwer

      The Last Guardian Final Fantasy :P

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Which FINAL Fantasy? 1,454,454.05 Part 2 The Sequel Extra Special with Wings and if You Buy Now Get This Handy Toaster for Free!?

        • RinceIsIngwer

          HAHAHAHAHAHAH!

    • Kromas

      Dammit I had the exact same thought. :P

  • TiMsTeR1033

    If the game does come out, it will blow us away. The hype is always gonna be there. Ico and shadow of the colossus were amaZING games.

  • RinceIsIngwer

    Wow, he managed to speak and say absolutely nothing. Fucking politicians. “Is it going to get released?” “Absolutely, maybe, no”

  • VampyreSquirrel

    The Last Guardian is sounding very much like Duke Nukem Forever at this stage.

    Hype, Hype, Wait, Hype, Wait, Wait, Meh

  • Hammersteyn

    I won’t say it can’t live up to the hype when we have absolutely no idea what the game is about except that it’s got a kid and some feathery dog thing.

    • RinceIsIngwer
      • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

        Never ending story!!!

        • RinceIsIngwer

          You mean Final Fantasy? ;)

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            Haha Juxtapose that bith

        • TiMsTeR1033

          That movie scared the shit outta me as a kid.

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            Why?? it was bloody great

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Dude I watched it when I was like 5, remember some evil freaking shit in it.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            That explains your behaviour today….hehehe

          • TiMsTeR1033

            no thats from growing up in a haunted house.

          • Jonah Cash

            My three older brother put me down in front of the TV and made me watch IT, now that will haunt the shit out of you when you are only 8!!!!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            I saw the movie IT when I was about 7 explains alot about my fear of clowns.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Is that Harry Potter?

        • RinceIsIngwer

          What, the big white thing?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            No, that’s what he rides while playing Quiddich. Even I know that.

        • Hammersteyn

          Albino Hagrid is giving him a piggy back ride

      • Hammersteyn

        Some things are not for kids even if the age restriction says otherwise

      • Jonah Cash

        Falkor the luck dragon for the win!!!!

  • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    Uhmm, Maybe? more like definitely SOON

  • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    So much skeptics here, till the game comes out and you jizz your pants instantaneously

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      See my answer to Tim ;)

      • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

        Yeah, you say that now. You’ll care

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Nope. If I can’t bring myself to care whether I play GTAV or not, and I actually like the series & have played all the previous ones (incl 1!), this isn’t going to be a blip on the radar.

      • RinceIsIngwer

        LOL

  • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

    I say it will release round about the same time as Half-Life 3 and 1313

  • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    Lol Star Citizen? … HAHAHAHAHAHA Please when this game comes out no one will even care about Star Something

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Well to be fair, I’ll have moved on from Star Citizen in 20 years time.

      • Kromas

        We might be playing Star Citizen: Citizen Harder or Star Citizen: Citizen with a vengeance. :P

        Edit: or even Half Life 3 by then. :P
        Edit 2: Uhm when it finally comes out no one will be able to play it cause PS2’s will be damn near hard to find :P

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I’m already playing it hard in the hanger module *cough*

          • Kromas

            I got too many games to be screwing around with incomplete alpha games anymore. I am even taking a break from DayZ till they have tents and vehicles again.

  • Kensei Seraph

    How many years is “nearly to years ago”?

    • Admiral Chief of comments

      7 I think

  • Kensei Seraph

    Maybe they’re trying to achieve the same hope/despair/longing/etc for The Last Guardian as there is for Half Life 3.

  • Kromas

    The Last Guardian Forever. :P

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  • Rock789

    Honestly… I think it’s gone – it’ll never be released. Saying it simply ‘exists’ after 8 years in “development”… Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s dead. Or another Duke Nukem, waiting to happen. Better dead than rubbish…