So IGN USA posted an article about the original IGN Russia piece that claimed the game was cancelled, corroborating that it indeed seemed to be cancelled – while still not naming a source, or a name for the author on the original piece.
Soon after, Sony’s own Scott Rhode chimed in via twitter confirming that the game was not cancelled:
“@notaxation@yosp and I laughed at this rumor over dinner. The Last Guardian has NOT been cancelled.”
So the game isn’t cancelled? We’ll hopefully learn more at E3, although knowing just how nebulous this game is, we probably won’t know anything until they finally have a release date to announce.
The original story can be found below.
It seems like Sony has seen enough of the elongated and much delayed The Last Guardian, as we’ve heard that the game has finally been cancelled.
In a confirmation via IGN Russia, we’ve learned that a recent internal meeting within Sony saw the decision to quietly cancel the game. The meeting apparently took place roughly a week ago from today, although we’re just hearing about it now via sources from within Sony.
The game was first put into production back in 2007, and it was officially revealed at E3 in 2009. The series creator and director, Fumito Ueda, formally left Sony and Team Ico, only to continue working on the game as a contractor.
Other notable developers who’ve worked on the Team Ico games that have also left Sony during The Last Guardian’s development include: Kenji Kaido, the series producer, and Yoshifusa Hayama, the series executive producer.
We’re waiting to hear back from Sony for clarification on this, and we’ll update this post as new information becomes available.
If the game really is cancelled – are you guys upset?