The Last Guardian is/isn’t cancelled


By Gavin Mannion on Monday, June 9, 2014

Herp derp

Over the weekend some websites got very excited about a rumour that The Last Guardian had been cancelled by the management of Sony.

Instead of following our lead and being black out drunk all weekend these websites were rushing over themselves to be the first to post the news that the big fluffy bird had finally been put out of our misery.

Some people were upset, others were quite gleeful about it and then we had some classic comments such as

Maybe Gearbox should pick it up now and release it;

An obvious dig at the utter disaster that Duke Nukem Forever was after they rescued it from cutting room floor where it should have stayed forever.

The first site to go live with the rumour was IGN who have now posted an apology for their quick fire rumour mongering. Apparently the initial story came out of Sony Russia (you can’t trust these Russians) and while IGN attempted to confirm it with Sony America they were met with the expected “We can’t comment” line.

It appears a lot of people have become upset at IGN over this which I think mainly goes to show how many people are still desperately clinging onto the hope that a game that has been delayed for years and beset with problems will actually be any good. My interest in The Last Guardian is relatable to watching Darryn chat up girls at events; you know it’s all going to end in tears but you just can’t pull your eyes away from it.

Sony’s press conference is early tomorrow morning and if anything is going to be announced about The Last Guardian it will be done there. The entire thing will be live tweeted, blogged and streamed right here so if you are awake make sure you swing by and say hi.

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Author:Gavin Mannion

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer
  • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX #Believe

    What time will that be?
    Also : #Believe

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      #StayStrongUmar

      • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX #Believe

        #Its #going #happen
        #FAITH

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I will be your game friend!

      • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

        …must….not…….BWHAHAHAHAHA

        • Hammersteyn

          Im gonna make the same arm bands Lance sold and start a charity for him if nothing gets revealed. Poor guy might go into a come or crack or something.

    • DarthZA

      03:30 :P

      • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX #Believe

        Really???…….No, don’t wana tweet with ya’ll

      • Marius Nell

        I thought it was at 3

    • Rinceinantici

      BWAHAHAHA! Cute.

      • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX #Believe

        Laugh ALL YOU WANT……We will see who has the LAST laugh

        • Hammersteyn

          Maybe the dog thing was put down from old age?

    • iAmWeasel

      I know its fun for people to poke fun, but its been confirmed to be in production several times in the past year, so clearly the game is coming out sooner or later. I genuinely believe there will be a release date during the Sony show.

      • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX #Believe

        Me too lol, I’m extremely hopeful, it’s already confirmed to be going strong, it’s just a a matter of time now

  • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    BWAHAHAHAHA HEADER WIN

  • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    ” My interest in The Last Guardian is relatable to watching Darryn chat up girls at events; you know it’s all going to end in tears but you just can’t pull your eyes away from it”

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

  • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    Maybe Lazygamer should do some videos on the D’s failed attempts?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I’m telling you now, Darryn’s doing it on purpose just so the married ones don’t feel bad.

  • Hammersteyn

    IGN….. unsubbed from them a long time ago.

  • Kromas

    So I might still win that bet yet. Yay!

  • fred

    canned for ps3 i’m sure , they will go all out pushing ps4 titles and adoption this E3.

  • HisDivineOrder

    Gonna be hilarious when Sony quietly announces it’s cancelled after IGN apologized for saying as much too early.

    Not sure how good a game people expect this to be when all the people who mattered are gone.

  • Brian Murphy

    “It appears a lot of people have become upset at IGN over this which I think mainly goes to show how many people are still desperately clinging onto the hope that a game that has been delayed for years and beset with problems will actually be any good.”

    I think it’s actually more to do that IGN claimed it was ‘officially’ canceled, but couldn’t actually provide an ‘official’ source, for the cancellation, on the eve of one of the biggest gaming events in the world.

    And boy did they pay a price for it, Shuhei Yoshida, Adam Boyes and Scott Rodhe’s all commented on twitter laughing at terrible journalism. And Neil Druckmann (Naughty Dog), had some scathing words for Mr. Butts as well.

  • CypherGate

    One can only handle so much delays etc etc until you just think… Oh F#ck it. Im moving on and even when this game or if it should come out it will only hit like an 8/10 or something. Nothing ground breaking.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Essentially IGNorant saw their ass,

  • Brian Murphy

    Per Geoff Keighley via Twitter:

    “Just interviewed Shawn Layden, new CEO of SCEA. He says The Last Guardian is in full development in Japan. Unequivocally. Full intvu tmrw.”

    So yeah, IGN pretty much made up a story and announced it as official.

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