Worrying news this evening, as it seems that GameStop has been calling customers who have pre-ordered PS3 exclusive The Last Guardian with the following message:
“Hello, this is GameStop calling with important news regarding your reservation. We’ve been notified by the vendor that The Last Guardian has been canceled. To reserve a different title or have your reservation money refunded, please go to your local store.
To repeat, we’ve been notified that the vendor has canceled production of the game The Last Guardian. If you have any questions please call your local store. Thank you. Goodbye.”
The game is no longer listed on the GameStop website. It is, however, still on the sites of other retailers. We await something official from Sony, and fingers crossed this is just an error.
Update: According to Kotaku, Sony’s senior director of corporate communications, Patrick Seybold, says the game is still on. Hopefully this means it’s just a GameStop error.
Update 2: GameStop have backtracked. “The Last Guardian has not been cancelled by Sony as we incorrectly stated in an automated call to reservation customers,” it said.
“Because the game did not have a specific release date, GameStop made the decision to remove the game from our system,” continues the statement. “The Last Guardian will be reinstated for pre-order when a firm launch date is known.”