Sony waiting to "reintroduce" The Last Guardian

Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida says PS3 game is still being worked on, though no further announcements to be made.

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Development on Sony's long-awaited PlayStation 3 adventure game The Last Guardian continues, though the company is waiting for the right time to "reintroduce" it, according to worldwide studios president Shuhei Yoshida.

"The team is still there in SCE Japan Studio, [creative director Fumito Ueda] is still there, but we are still waiting for the time to reintroduce it," Yoshida told Game Informer from the 2013 Tokyo Game Show.

Ueda said last month that The Last Guardian is in "earnest" development, though games like Puppeteer and PlayStation 4 launch title Knack were taking priority.

"It's under earnest development," Ueda said at the time. "However, SCE Japan Studio, who's working on The Last Guardian, also has titles like Puppeteer and Knack, and those are only the ones currently announced. Those are taking priority right now."

The Last Guardian has made "slow progress" for years. Sony senior vice president of product development Scott Rohde said during E3 2012 that the game will ship "when it is absolutely ready." He also said Sony has no deadline whatsoever for the game.

The Last Guardian was formally announced at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Discussion

157 comments
chromium42
chromium42

I'm speculating this one will be a holiday 2014 release for the PS4

fefisgbf
fefisgbf

Funny thing about Last Guardian and FFvXIII (Now FFXV), since both ware announced I finished high school, got into college, finished college and now I have a full time job.

with that said, I dont really care about this anymore

denhoffi
denhoffi

Ok Sony if you don't "reintroduce" it at E3 2014 with a specific launch date then I'm done with it, seriously that's it, it's just been to long...

voljin1987
voljin1987

no Sony no.. I got a PS3 just for this game.. fool me once, shame on me.. fool me twice.... oh dang it.. lets go preorder the ps4...

sringangel
sringangel

5 years.... we've waited for 5 years huh..............And most probably another 1-2 years easily sighs.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

screw both this amd VS XIII I will mever buy another console ever again.

ImSofaKingGood
ImSofaKingGood

I'm actually happy Squenix put FFXV on PS4 instead, looks friggin amazing now.  Hoping Sony does the same with Last Guardian, it would make the most sense.

RainIsMyDrug
RainIsMyDrug

Sony going to pull a sqenix.  Just like how Sq did FF15

tightwad34
tightwad34

Whatever momentum or buzz they had for this game is pretty much gone. I'll just wait and see without any expectations.

Arsonaire
Arsonaire

One bizzare team I tell you O_O

Wesleypipes777
Wesleypipes777

"Sony has no deadline whatsoever for the game"

Yeah ..... apparently, they were hyping this game before the PS3 launched. Lolz

PouyaDH
PouyaDH

ok this was 6 paragraphs while only 1 paragraph was new and not interesting at all.

so here is how it goes for me from now on any article regarding this old, neat shit.

''F**K Sony & F**K GS over this''

Sporks_Calamity
Sporks_Calamity

Lost interest altogether to be honest. It's good that they are thinking of releasing it at some point. But whether or not it has retained any interest from gamers, that remains to be seen.

bundigiboy
bundigiboy

You know, I was really losing interest in this game because of the time they're taking with it, but after watching the footage again in this video I'm excited for it again. At least there are plenty of games to keep my interest until this one finally gets released.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

Why do they keep talking about this game? Are they trying to build up hype before they release the next trailer?

El_Zaggy
El_Zaggy

it will probably be completely different and look worse

toyo75
toyo75

Perhaps the media should refrain from doing any more articles regarding the Last Guardian until they get their hands on an actual finished game.

The media is merely giving gamers false hopes at the moment and toying with their emotions with these kinds of articles.

pound-u
pound-u

It will probably be re-revealed as a PS4 title.

Bond_Villain
Bond_Villain

this game is probably the Japanese equivalent of Duke Nukem forever.

Redsyrup
Redsyrup

Ueda is back!? When did this happen. I thought he quit to make a point?

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Waiting so much for this game, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus are epic.

rushiosan
rushiosan

This is the longest wait for a game that I have ever seen...

Breyant
Breyant

I just don't even care anymore .... :(

rasterror
rasterror

I hope Sony delivers on this game.  They make some great unique games but they sure do create a lot of vapor ware and kill off a lot of games.

rasterror
rasterror

Maybe it will be called FF XVI.

qwed88
qwed88

This is the one series I will wait for, this is more a piece of art than a game.

BradBurns
BradBurns

It's art.


It's going to come out when it's done. Or it may never be finished. 

I'm actually okay with it. You shouldn't rush it to market, it isn't a product.

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

Still all talk and no substance.... I was so hyped for this game a few years ago.

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

as long as it lives..... though I'm worried about the outcome 

speedycerv1
speedycerv1

I really think that they won't be able to recoup the loss of money and time spent on this project, the game won't be that good.

fluffy_kins
fluffy_kins

This is ridiculous. Time is money. Ico sold half a million copies and SotC a little over a million. Yet this game has the development time as though it's gonna sell like GTA. Then once it under performs, we'll never see a game from them again. 


However, if Ico and SotC are any indicator, this game will be amazing and I will have to purchase it when/if it comes out.

thegamefox1
thegamefox1

trust me, after seeing tgs gameplay of last guardian and playing games like red dead, gta V, last of us...i dont think it is too ambitious for the PS3..the game was playable and near completeion way back in late 2010..

bu3aDeL_Maz
bu3aDeL_Maz

huh.... from the pic i thought it was a ps4 title >.<

GO PS3!!! YOUR TIME TO SHINE IS NOW!

oflow
oflow

this game is vaporware its not coming out on ps4.  they been working on this game for years, to redo it for ps4 would mean basically starting over unless its gonna have ps3 graphics on the ps4 and be released as a download only psn game.

slainta
slainta

@ImSofaKingGood It was looking frigging amazing on PS3 s well, like FF XIII did already. And even better. than the latter. SE with FF vs XIII has been a total disappointment, as much as Sony with The Last Guardian.

NaturallyEvil
NaturallyEvil

@toyo75 Screw a finished game, we're still waiting for the first gameplay footage... after 8 years of development!

soulless4now
soulless4now

@pound-u That's what I've been thinking too. It makes more sense at this point, but I can understand if they didn't since ps3 has a nicely sized install base. 

Zloth2
Zloth2

@thegamefox1 And then it didn't show up, which most likely means it got taken back to the drawing board for whatever reason.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

@oflow The problem with that, however, is that the PS3, whilst still in its prime, will slowly die before The Last Guardian comes out, especially at this rate.

While porting the game to PS4 would essentially require the game to be remade for the most part, it would also provide an incentive to buy a PS4, especially since it's a game that is built primarily to be art, as are ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. That, and development on PS3 was really slow, so development on PS4 would actually run smoother, what with its simpler architecture.

PouyaDH
PouyaDH

@dr_jashugan @PouyaDH  lol, Oh man I was cool for 2 posts before (for 3 Ys better to say)... this shit's become like am endless game for both Sony & GS. they haven't mentioned anything legit for past 3 Ys & nor does GS post anything interesting regarding this game. man, memorize this post, then read the next post in next month, then the one after that & see in 3 months how much you have to grasp upon (NONE) imagine this process for 3 Ys...''Sony either let go or come front with more colorful words''... next thing u know, some other random dude's writing about how Sony's CEO's fart echoed in toilet and what saying he got from that on ''the last guardian'' case.