The Last Guardian Likely Won’t Be Ready To Show At TGS, But Progress Is Being Made

Hey, you remember The Last Guardian, right? That PlayStation game that was announced a long time ago but no one seemed to care about or has asked about since? Well we have news.

Kidding aside, it came up in conversation this week at Gamescom with Sony boss man, Shuhei Yoshida. Unfortunately, he apologetically said that the game likely won’t be making an appearance at TGS this year because it’s just not quite ready to show.

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I cannot confirm any timing because we are waiting for it to be in a state where we are happy that this is the game. We have a certain time frame in our mind, and the team is making great progress, but still not to the point that we can say that, here you go.

Yoshida also stated that the long delay originally stemmed from “the technical issues on PS3” and that “the way it was engineered didn’t work.” He also said that the game has now been “totally re-engineered” and that he’s seen the progress first-hand.

The Last Guardian has been one proverbial roller coaster ride since it was announced, and Sony certainly have their hands full in creating a game that will live up to the expectations after all this time.

Source: Eurogamer

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10 Comments

  1. Or, that’s just what they want us to believe. So we can be surprised when they do reveal it and a holiday 2014 release date! Yes, that must be it.

  2. There’s no way Sony are going to get their money back on this one, surely?
    Unless it turns out to be one of the best selling games ever. Which is unlikely to happen with a game stuck in development hell.

  3. Bit bored of hearing anything about this now to be honest. Sounds like it’s had so many problems that the final product could be a mess.

    • Same here. I’ve got no interest in the game anymore.
      There’s going to have to be a pretty spectacular game trailer or game play to get me interested in this again.

  4. When you love something like Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, it’s unconditional. With every article comes a smile in my gaming heart but it’s coupled with a sense of perspective so I don’t get too excited.

    I’m happy their taking their (sweet) time with this as the last thing you want them to do is rush the code for the PS4 – let’s be honest, it HAS to be coming out on that – and have the technology let the game down.

    Also, the odd article here and there let’s us know that it’s still in development. Cheers, Matt.

    • Well put, there is something uniquely magical about what’s been shown so far. Mixing the tamagochi genre with a compelling fantasy adventure whilst also constantly delaying news comes across as risdiculously risky and brings out plenty of skepticism, but this could end up being an incredible game. I’m gonna remain excited and optimistic, if only so I can be smug when it turns into a success :)

  5. I’m still looking forward to it and would probably have been expecting it at TGS before this news clarified the state of progress.

  6. If last generation taught me anything, it’s that Good things come to those that wait.

  7. I think it’ll be a last gen release with the extra time in development being a dotting the i’s crossing the t’s exercise developing a current gen remastered version :P

    In reality though this game will likely be set up for a fall, with the fickle customer base eager to rip shreds out of it due to the seriously overdue release and high expectation level thrust upon it.
    And to be fair it’d be difficult to blame them if it falls even slightly short of gaming nirvana!

    I personally have no interest in the game, that dwindled way back!

  8. Bollocks. F*ck you Sony for ruining my life, no joke.

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