Last Guardian news teased

Creative director Fumito Ueda tells fans to "keep an eye out" for an official announcement from Sony on long-awaited action adventure game.

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The Last Guardian creative director Fumito Ueda has teased that news may be on the way concerning the long-awaited action adventure game. Writing on his website, the designer told fans to "keep an eye out" for new information, though he noted the timing is ultimately up to Sony.

"I should also mention that details regarding The Last Guardian's release is solely decided by Sony Computer Entertainment, not myself. Please keep an eye out for their official announcement," he said.

Sony is holding a New York City media event next week where the company is widely expected to announce the PlayStation 4. GameSpot will be in attendance, and the event will be live-streamed.

Ueda reiterated that he left Sony some time ago to pursue other "creative passions," noting he continues to work on The Last Guardian as its creative director in a freelance capacity.

"While it's been a long time coming, The Last Guardian remains under my creative supervision and is still in development by an incredibly talented team," he said.

Formally announced at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo, The Last Guardian tells a boy-and-his-dog tale, where the dog is a giant and feathered, yet seemingly amiable, beast. Developer Team Ico has not been forthcoming with specific plot details, but gameplay will involve the boy working with his companion to navigate a variety of environmental puzzles.

The Last Guardian has made "slow progress" for years. Sony senior vice president of product development Scott Rohde said in June that the game will ship "when it is absolutely ready." He also said Sony has no deadline whatsoever for the game.

Discussion

250 comments
phroido
phroido

This game is really, really, really playing hard to get.

kyacat
kyacat

Hopefully we get a new trailer of long wait the last guardian this year at E3

neuroboy
neuroboy

This game will be a PSV launch release in 2019. By which time the replicants will have been let loose in Los Angeles and we'll all be plugged into the Matrix. Or something.

Tangsta03
Tangsta03

my guess? This game will now be a PS4 launch title :)

JBo796
JBo796

This will end up being a fail.  Anything other game that gets delayed this badly usually does.

lex_in_the_moon
lex_in_the_moon

It's funny how this was one of my most anticipated releases and biggest reasons for getting a PS3. If this comes out on PS4 I will rage hard.

Zloth2
Zloth2

Given the loooong development cycle, I wouldn't be expecting a whole lot here.

Ibra8
Ibra8

thanx for given me hope Ueda

Imatyta
Imatyta

It would make sense, if this title jumped to PS4. Too bad GTA5 is being released on PS3 and same with the new GOW. These two games will be my last that I play on my old console :)

carllfc
carllfc

I love how Sony has this procedure with a lot of games they publish, giving the development team no deadline basically says they're not releasing the game with the aim to make great sales. They know its going to be a beautiful and unique game that will both show off the skills of their development team and show the power of the PS3.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

If it actually releases it might be another beauty of a game like SOTC, but I get the feeling it's nothing groundbreaking or nothing that really utilizes the PS3's power well.

iBuSHiDo
iBuSHiDo

No deadlines = fans have to wait for who knows how long, but ultimately get a better game. 

It comes with the territory to have people complain about it taking too long or losing interest, but in the end it's going to be a much better game than if they forced it to come out 2 years ago because of some deadline. 

jark888
jark888

I love game development without strict deadline. Deadline limits many great things that could be in games. I hope this game has clear plot unlike Shadow of Colossus.  

Gue1
Gue1

this game was canned a long time ago.

badiie05
badiie05

reminds me of diablo 3 and gran turismo... so many years in production people just loose interest. Now this game may come out near the ps4 or! they postpone it and make it on the ps4  lmaoo

RuthlessRich
RuthlessRich

So the news is that there may be news coming. What a scoop!

itchyflop
itchyflop

im getting bored waiting for this, i hope its not gonna be another gran turismo 5 year pile of s#te!! Hopefully from background games already produced (colossus) which were beautifully different it wont let me down. I dont care what platform its on just release it or tell us which !!!

GrayF0X786
GrayF0X786

it would be a megaton if FFv13, TLG and Killzone4 become launch titles!

BranKetra
BranKetra moderator

This game still interests me. Shadow of the Colossus is another game by Team Ico and is good so I know what they are capable of.

FlameBoyBen
FlameBoyBen

what the fuck is going on at team ico?!

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

After seeing the trailer, I felt similar to when I first saw How to Train Your Dragon.   I just want to hug it and pet it.

kidnatural
kidnatural

Final Fantasy Versus XIII

The Last Guardian

Release date are... the last games to be released on the PS3.

Shawn45
Shawn45

Please don't be a PS4 launch title... 

Please don't be a PS4 launch title...

/fingers-crossed

Drilbit777
Drilbit777

Damn, I really need to get to started on Shadow of the Colossus for my ps2.  I want this game so bad.

Meta-Gnostic
Meta-Gnostic

It's gotta be a PS4 title. If it's not they need to port it to PS4 as well. Awesome of Sony for not just canceling it.

MGSKojima
MGSKojima

Meanwhile in the year 2040....people are playing The Last Guardian.

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

after the announcement on TLOU .... I couldn't care about TLG

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

Dude, don't play with my feelings like that. I always wanted dat game. Make it happen. :'-)

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

how about a release date for this, agent, and versus 13? or release it all as launch titles for the ps4....but more info...release dates pls!

Tomdogg
Tomdogg

Wow, I completely forgot this even existed...

RustedTruck650
RustedTruck650

I never played ICO or Shadow of the Colosus but im getting this one....assuming it doesn't fail.

Moron_Brotha
Moron_Brotha

Wow, I had completely forgotten about this game... Anyway, this game will either be a masterpiece or just an "O.K" game. Kinda like GT 5, if you get my meaning.

macca366
macca366

Assuming the PS4 is announced next week, maybe they will give a brief lineup of games for the system, one of which could be Last Guardian

RustedTruck650
RustedTruck650

I wouldn't be surprised if this game ends up being just another failure.

jmeyer2039
jmeyer2039

That's kind of vague. I don't know if he means we should "stay tuned" for an "eventual" update, like we've been doing for years, or if he means that an announcement is actually coming any day now, so "keep an eye out."

mazardeus
mazardeus

@Tangsta03 That would be a really bad idea. It would piss off a lot of people, because it's similar to the idea how Twilight Princess turned out. That takes some time to port things over, and not to mention, it's not a very logical decision to make. The game was naturally made on the PS3 engine, so naturally, it should be released on the right platform.

Zloth2
Zloth2

@iBuSHiDo Oh there's a deadline all right.  If this isn't out in a few months, it's going to lose a TON of sales because people will be saving pennies for the PS4.

Sporks_Calamity
Sporks_Calamity

@jark888 Tell that to the hordes of "angry" fans waiting for FF XIII verses. They'll tell you differently as to how they feel when it comes to "game developments without any strict deadlines". You're find that you're on a losing argument on that one.

excitedgamerpoo
excitedgamerpoo

@RustedTruck650 Considering how incredible ICO and Shadow of the Colossus  were... ya. It's going to be perfect... and I hate you.

Keivz_basic
Keivz_basic

@mazardeus @Tangsta03

 Make no mistake, it will be released on the PS3. The install base will be much much higher. The problem with the game's development isn't the hardware, it's the level design. But Fumito Ueda is extremely talented so I'm confident he'll get it right. They usually don't have deadlines for there games so it'll be done when it's done.

iBuSHiDo
iBuSHiDo

@Zloth2 @iBuSHiDo That could be true, but you could say the same for any game coming out this year after the PS4 is revealed. Either way, I think they're just gonna release it when they're ready. 

jark888
jark888

@Sporks_Calamity There're always two sides of the coins. I'm talking about a different case though. Games could miss some final touch or refinement with strict deadline. However, I can understand why people are pissed from not knowing the deadline of a sequel.

david1230
david1230

@Sporks_Calamity the difference is square refuses to give us any information about how it is coming along, and that is all we really want.

excitedgamerpoo
excitedgamerpoo

@RustedTruck650 @excitedgamerpoo That's unlikely considering the hype that the director is building up right now. Once we do get a release date though (which I doubt will be very soon), I think we can just mark the game down for another year's delay. haha