Fumito Ueda issues The Last Guardian statement ahead of Sony's PlayStation 4 eve

  • 75 results
  • 1
  • 2

This topic is locked from further discussion.

#1 Posted by SecretPolice (21315 posts) -

Gasp, go ahead, fall off your chair, I did. :shock: :P

Thoughts ?

The Story.

---

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-13-fumito-ueda-issues-the-last-guardian-statement-ahead-of-sonys-playstation-4-event

Fumito Ueda issues The Last Guardian statement ahead of Sony's PlayStation 4 event

"Please keep an eye out."

The creator of delayed PlayStation 3-exclusive The Last Guardian has issued an update on the game's development just days before Sony's big PlayStation (4) pow-wow in New York.

Fumito Ueda explained that work on The Last Guardian was still in-progress (as it has been since 2007) and that he remained in charge.

Cryptically, Ueda added that the release of new information surrounding the project was Sony's job, not his.

"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," Ueda wrote on his personal site.

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

Ueda went on to mention that he was planning new projects to be undertaken "with a fresh perspective" - on a new console?

"Moving forward, it is my intent to continue my involvement with The Last Guardian project, as well as pursue new creative projects with a fresh perspective. As I rekindle my passions as a creator, I look forward to seeing where it will take me, and I deeply appreciate your support during this transition."

Ueda's statement comes exactly one week before Sony's much-hyped news conference. It's the first we've heard of The Last Guardian in months.

Sony Worldwide Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer last year that the game was still being developed "on PlayStation 3".

Would The Last Guardian continue to be developed for PlayStation 3 after the announcement of its successor?

#2 Posted by fueled-system (6246 posts) -
At this point it is like Versus 13, I just don't care anymore, they lost me a long time ago. I will just wait till it is released before I even get my hopes up again.
#3 Posted by Desmonic (13179 posts) -

The Last Guardian PS4 EXCLUSIVE, DAY 1 RELEASE!? DAT MOTHERF*CKIN BOMB!! :cool: Make it happen Sony! Bring on the butthurt! :cool:

#4 Posted by Heirren (16189 posts) -
I knew it. If it does end up ps4, hopefully it uses the consoles abilities and isn't stuck with ps3 level assets. It will be nice having a launch game that feels like a mid-gen developed game.
#5 Posted by KodiakKoolaid (441 posts) -
We all know the quality of games that suffer from development hell. DNF and Aliens:CM say hi.
#6 Posted by EPaul (9906 posts) -

I have literally no hype left for The Last Guardian

#7 Posted by SecretPolice (21315 posts) -

We all know the quality of games that suffer from development hell. DNF and Aliens:CM say hi.KodiakKoolaid
GT5 & Too Human say hello as well. :P

But I'm hoping that's not the case since that's just bad all the way around.

#8 Posted by TheGuardian03 (21419 posts) -
ps4 launch game, make it happen sony.
#9 Posted by BrunoBRS (73259 posts) -
well, suddenly i'm interested in sony's nintendo direct event thingy.
#10 Posted by BPoole96 (22784 posts) -

I don't care anymore. Seems like games that are in development for such a long time end up sucking anyway.

#11 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27308 posts) -
As a launch game it would seem appealing, but who eats the costs on a game thats been 6+ years in the making. I'd have a hard time believing that a launch title is going to sell enough to make those back with a small user base.
#12 Posted by Heil68 (43158 posts) -
How can you develop for so long on one architecture and then just switch to something else?
#13 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24527 posts) -

announced as Launch title....gets pushed 5 years later.

when it finally comes out, it'll be critical garbage.

#14 Posted by FlamesOfGrey (7463 posts) -
As a launch game it would seem appealing, but who eats the costs on a game thats been 6+ years in the making. I'd have a hard time believing that a launch title is going to sell enough to make those back with a small user base.blue_hazy_basic
Team Ico is a Sony owned studio anyway so, Sony would be eating the costs regardless of whatever direction they go in with The Last Guardian.
#15 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27308 posts) -
[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"]As a launch game it would seem appealing, but who eats the costs on a game thats been 6+ years in the making. I'd have a hard time believing that a launch title is going to sell enough to make those back with a small user base.FlamesOfGrey
Team Ico is a Sony owned studio anyway so, Sony would be eating the costs regardless of whatever direction they go in with The Last Guardian.

Except if you release a game on a userbase of 80 mil vs 4 mil I'm pretty sure I know which one is likely to sell better :P
#16 Posted by King_Dodongo (3247 posts) -
To think, many people bought PS3s for this and/or Versus.
#17 Posted by Gue1 (9350 posts) -

you guys keep dreaming that a project that started in like 2006 that they're gonna throw all away to start a new on PS4. For that they would need new Engine and stuff  but this is Team Ico's last game. What I think is that Sony somehow made the PS4 backward compatible with the PS3 because oherwise many of these new releases will flop due to next gen hype, people selling their old consoles for PS4, etc. Or maybe the game will be optimized to run on new hardware like those classic PS2 games on PSN and Sony's gonna promote them like dual-releases ala PS-Allstar with Vita.

#18 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27308 posts) -

you guys keep dreaming that a project that started in like 2006 is gonna throw away all that work to start a new on PS4. For that they would need new Engine and stuff  but this is Team Ico's last game. What I think is that Sony somehow made the PS4 backward compatible with the PS3 because oherwise many of these new releases will flop due to next gen hype, people selling their old PS3's for PS4, etc.

Gue1
With the huge change in architecture I can't see it being easy for the PS4 to be BC with the PS3 ...
#19 Posted by FlamesOfGrey (7463 posts) -

[QUOTE="FlamesOfGrey"][QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"]As a launch game it would seem appealing, but who eats the costs on a game thats been 6+ years in the making. I'd have a hard time believing that a launch title is going to sell enough to make those back with a small user base.blue_hazy_basic
Team Ico is a Sony owned studio anyway so, Sony would be eating the costs regardless of whatever direction they go in with The Last Guardian.

Except if you release a game on a userbase of 80 mil vs 4 mil I'm pretty sure I know which one is likely to sell better :P

Yeah, but with the way Team Ico are going it looks like Sony is either going to have to move it to the PS4 or cancel the game. Team Ico has been eating up Sonys money for over 6 years now.

#20 Posted by BrunoBRS (73259 posts) -
it better not be a PS4 game, TLG is one of the reasons i own a PS3.
#21 Posted by sonny2dap (1280 posts) -
I dont see this being good anymore, I have a feeling its gone down the road of we're making a ps3 game, development takes longer than thought, hmmm ok it'll be an end of gen game a pinnacle for the PS3, takes a little longer, hmmmmm well we'll switch to ps4, start ripping stuff apart to make it work on the new system, development drags on, Sony get impatient directive comes down finish and release, product comes out as a shadow of what it should have been. could be wrong, could come out as some amazing launch title, but i have a feeling my first proposal is more likely.
#22 Posted by BigBoss255 (3538 posts) -
Hopefully it's for PS4 now since the whole problem was technical issues. It's so weird to think a dev team went a whole gen without releasing anything.
#23 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38197 posts) -

Would be nice to get some more info. SotC is still my favourite game of all time and I was sad to see the decline in the team and how they became a laughing stock among gamers.

This and versus 13 could end up on PS4 yet

Also for a guy who didn't really care about the event on the 20th, suddenly i'm all ears

#24 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38197 posts) -

[QUOTE="Gue1"]

you guys keep dreaming that a project that started in like 2006 is gonna throw away all that work to start a new on PS4. For that they would need new Engine and stuff  but this is Team Ico's last game. What I think is that Sony somehow made the PS4 backward compatible with the PS3 because oherwise many of these new releases will flop due to next gen hype, people selling their old PS3's for PS4, etc.

blue_hazy_basic

With the huge change in architecture I can't see it being easy for the PS4 to be BC with the PS3 ...

I don't think it will be. Sony can't exactly afford to splash the cash on such features.

#25 Posted by jimkabrhel (15416 posts) -

Incoming for 2017.

#26 Posted by StrongDeadlift (5137 posts) -

[QUOTE="FlamesOfGrey"][QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"]As a launch game it would seem appealing, but who eats the costs on a game thats been 6+ years in the making. I'd have a hard time believing that a launch title is going to sell enough to make those back with a small user base.blue_hazy_basic
Team Ico is a Sony owned studio anyway so, Sony would be eating the costs regardless of whatever direction they go in with The Last Guardian.

Except if you release a game on a userbase of 80 mil vs 4 mil I'm pretty sure I know which one is likely to sell better :P

Not really.

Resistance: FOM was a launch title, and its the highest selling game in the series compared to 2 and 3, despite being the worst in every reguard (and just generally terrible).

People bought it mainly due to there not being much else available on the platform in its earlier years.  Same thing with the motorstorm series.  

People will buy it because its there.  

#27 Posted by Iantheone (8242 posts) -
If it were to release with the PS4... man that would move some consoles :O
#28 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27308 posts) -

[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"][QUOTE="FlamesOfGrey"] Team Ico is a Sony owned studio anyway so, Sony would be eating the costs regardless of whatever direction they go in with The Last Guardian.StrongDeadlift

Except if you release a game on a userbase of 80 mil vs 4 mil I'm pretty sure I know which one is likely to sell better :P

Not really.

Resistance: FOM was a launch title, and its the highest selling game in the series compared to 2 and 3, despite being the worst in every reguard (and just generally terrible).

People bought it mainly due to there not being much else available on the platform in its earlier years.  Same thing with the motorstorm series.  

People will buy it because its there.  

Shooter vs much less mainstream game (at least in the west)
#29 Posted by StrongDeadlift (5137 posts) -
[QUOTE="StrongDeadlift"]

[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"] Except if you release a game on a userbase of 80 mil vs 4 mil I'm pretty sure I know which one is likely to sell better :Pblue_hazy_basic

Not really.

Resistance: FOM was a launch title, and its the highest selling game in the series compared to 2 and 3, despite being the worst in every reguard (and just generally terrible).

People bought it mainly due to there not being much else available on the platform in its earlier years.  Same thing with the motorstorm series.  

People will buy it because its there.  

Shooter vs much less mainstream game (at least in the west)

If Sony can market it right I could (at the worst), expect it to be the next 'Journey'.
#30 Posted by tonitorsi (8268 posts) -

ps4 launch game, make it happen sony.TheGuardian03

Final Fantasy Versus 13 and The Last Guardian for PS4 launch titles would be bombastically mind blowing. :P

Along with console launch IP's from Media Molecule, Evelotion Studios, Guerilla Games, and/or Naughty God.

That thing would sell 4 million copies the very first day of release.

#31 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6516 posts) -
I forgot this game even existed
#32 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (34113 posts) -

If the game released on the PS4 then it'd probably have a migher chance of me buying it since I don't think I'll be getting a PS3 at this point, with the PS4 and Xbox720 coming incoming.

Of course this game has been in development for so long it makes it harder to give any sh*ts for it.

#33 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27308 posts) -

[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"][QUOTE="StrongDeadlift"] Not really.

Resistance: FOM was a launch title, and its the highest selling game in the series compared to 2 and 3, despite being the worst in every reguard (and just generally terrible).

People bought it mainly due to there not being much else available on the platform in its earlier years.  Same thing with the motorstorm series.  

People will buy it because its there.  

StrongDeadlift

Shooter vs much less mainstream game (at least in the west)

If Sony can market it right I could (at the worst), expect it to be the next 'Journey'.

You mean Journey the 2hr long game with HUGE critcial acclaim which barely made back its money to a huge userbase? :?

#34 Posted by OctaBech (276 posts) -
At this point it is like Versus 13, I just don't care anymore, they lost me a long time ago. I will just wait till it is released before I even get my hopes up again.fueled-system
What replacement did you find? Because I hardly ever manage to find closure for vaporware. :(
#35 Posted by Vatusus (4337 posts) -

The Last Guardian PS4 EXCLUSIVE, DAY 1 RELEASE!? DAT MOTHERF*CKIN BOMB!! :cool: Make it happen Sony! Bring on the butthurt! :cool:

Desmonic

I would be pretty p*ssed if that happened. I bought a PS3 for TLG, not a PS4

#36 Posted by OctaBech (276 posts) -
[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"][QUOTE="StrongDeadlift"][QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"] Shooter vs much less mainstream game (at least in the west)

If Sony can market it right I could (at the worst), expect it to be the next 'Journey'.

You mean Journey the 2hr long game which barely made back its money to a huge userbase? :?

Isn't that because the game went two years over schedule? I hope these games are sustainable.
#37 Posted by KillzoneSnake (1668 posts) -

lol they took all PS3 7 year life span to make the game and now they will release it when PSnext comes out... they better not release it on PS3 or they gonna get hit hard with poor sales. Last Guardian could be amazing but it still wont sell too good, games of this type, like ICO dont sell well. Releasing this on PS3 would be suicide :?

#38 Posted by nervmeister (15170 posts) -

[QUOTE="StrongDeadlift"][QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"] Shooter vs much less mainstream game (at least in the west)blue_hazy_basic

If Sony can market it right I could (at the worst), expect it to be the next 'Journey'.

You mean Journey the 2hr long game with HUGE critcial acclaim which barely made back its money to a huge userbase? :?

Which is kind of astonishing, given the utter lack of advertising.
#39 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27308 posts) -
[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"]

[QUOTE="StrongDeadlift"] If Sony can market it right I could (at the worst), expect it to be the next 'Journey'. nervmeister

You mean Journey the 2hr long game with HUGE critcial acclaim which barely made back its money to a huge userbase? :?

Which is kind of astonishing, given the utter lack of advertising.

I'm not criticising Journey, merely commenting on comparing TLG as the "next journey"
#40 Posted by JohnF111 (14046 posts) -
It's obviously a PS4 title... Why else would they delay it then bring in another studio AND have it revealed or "keep an eye out" at Sonys big event that's supposed to be huge and all.
#41 Posted by Desmonic (13179 posts) -

[QUOTE="Desmonic"]

The Last Guardian PS4 EXCLUSIVE, DAY 1 RELEASE!? DAT MOTHERF*CKIN BOMB!! :cool: Make it happen Sony! Bring on the butthurt! :cool:

Vatusus

I would be pretty p*ssed if that happened. I bought a PS3 for TLG, not a PS4

See, already causing butthurt and we still haven't heard a word about it hehe :P
#42 Posted by Vatusus (4337 posts) -

[QUOTE="Vatusus"]

[QUOTE="Desmonic"]

The Last Guardian PS4 EXCLUSIVE, DAY 1 RELEASE!? DAT MOTHERF*CKIN BOMB!! :cool: Make it happen Sony! Bring on the butthurt! :cool:

Desmonic

I would be pretty p*ssed if that happened. I bought a PS3 for TLG, not a PS4

See, already causing butthurt and we still haven't heard a word about it hehe :P

I said if...

still no butthurt induced... yet :P

#43 Posted by JMR09 (504 posts) -
I'm sorry, while Ico and Shadow of the Colossus are two of my favorite games, I've pretty much given up on The Last Guardian at this point. Give us a release date and maybe it'll peak my interest again.
#44 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (13035 posts) -

I think the smart move would be to make it a ps4 game. by the time is finally does get released any thunder it once had for a ps3 release will be long gone by most consumers.

#45 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3238 posts) -

HHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGG.

#46 Posted by finalstar2007 (24880 posts) -

Would be a much smarter move for Sony and Square to release both LAst Guardian an Versus on the PS4.. do that and PS4 will be the biggest console of next generation.

#47 Posted by Obviously_Right (5091 posts) -

7 days remaining.

Lems be scared.

#48 Posted by 720OwnsPS4 (131 posts) -

Would be a much smarter move for Sony and Square to release both LAst Guardian an Versus on the PS4.. do that and PS4 will be the biggest console of next generation.

finalstar2007
Neither of those games have any effect outside Japan.
#49 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

[QUOTE="StrongDeadlift"][QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"] Shooter vs much less mainstream game (at least in the west)blue_hazy_basic

If Sony can market it right I could (at the worst), expect it to be the next 'Journey'.

You mean Journey the 2hr long game with HUGE critcial acclaim which barely made back its money to a huge userbase? :?

I thought thatgamecompany said that Journey made their money back aswell as profit? From what I understand the development of Journey almost bankrupted them but after Journey released they are back in the black.

 

Maybe it would've been more successful if it was about the other Journey.

 
#50 Posted by Jak-25 (2490 posts) -

I wonder if it will be a PS4 game.