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Fans have been waiting forever it seems to see the latest on Sony's long-developed first-party game The Last Guardian.
It was reported last December that creator Fumito Ueda left the studio and was finishing the game on a contract basis. When we talked to head of Sony's worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida in mid-February, he said of the game, "It’s making progress. There have been technical issues and the engineering team is reworking it. It’s playable, but not to the level of when we can say it’s coming."
This brings us to today. I asked Sony PR if there were any plans to show the game off at E3 next month. "The Last Guardian continues to be developed, however we have no news to share at this time with regard to the franchise and E3," a spokesperson told me.
Now, before you freak out, Sony isn't saying whether or not the game will be at E3. We'll to find out in a few weeks if the game is part of the company's press conference or not.
The Last Guardian is clearly in development hell and Sony isn't likely to show off the game again until things are stabilized and back on track. If they can't show it at E3, then SCEA president Jack Tretton needs to take the stage and at least reassure fans that Sony is still backing the project heavily.
What are your overall thoughts on The Last Guardian? Do you still care about this game? Should Sony move it to next-gen at this point or cut its losses and put out whatever the got?
I don't know why it is taking them so long to develop this game. It was revealed in what, 2009? I'm all about making sure the game is as good as it can be, but how much time do you really need? Apparently 3+ years.
I'm getting a little irritated with the cutter trend of delaying games. I'm still very excited for this game and have been a fan of this "series" since I played Shadow of The Colossus back in the day. As long as TLG comes out I will be happy. I just wish we didn't have to wait so long for it.
I don't mind of it takes forever for games to come out as long as we get a good experience with it. Yeah i still do care about TLG i hope it turns out great!
If you agree with GI's stance that Ico & Shadow of the Colossus are primate examples of games that are also art, it's hard to demand that this game be rushed along as that move could translate this latest (and perhaps last from this team) piece of art to . . . well, just another game.
Let's all be honest with ourselves: Even if it does eventually get released, they're going to kill off that adorable bird monster at some point in the game.
I've completely lost interest...
It almost feels as is only one man is actually working on The Last Guardian.
I just want to play the game. I feel like I'm missing out even though nobody has it yet.
I'm not waiting for it so it doesn't really bother me... I feel sorry for the people who really have been waiting for it though.
Sony needs to transfer this project to America. Give it to Sony Santa Monica, those guys actually know what they are doing unlike their Japanese counterparts.
I find it hard to believe that this game wouldn't get developed the right way.
Having finally played Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, I really wanna play this. It'll disappoint me if it isn't at E3, but with Ueda leaving (but working on a contract basis) I wouldn't be surprised.
I think Japanese developers should either completely Westernize their games or stop making them completely. The obscure JRPG market is to small for an entire country of developers to feed on. I'm not talking about Konami(I know they are a publisher) or Nintendo, I'm talking about the people who still make those games that should have died in the early 90s.
Back on topic, this is a game THAT NEEDS TO COME OUT!!!
I'd be pretty upset if it got cancelled, or even moved to next gen. This game is one of the reasons I bought a PS3.
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I keep an eye and ear on this game, but I can't hold my breath for it. When and if they announce a firm release date, only then will I let the excitement start