The Last Guardian is Still Comatose, will Probably Miss TGS 2014

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If you’re still holding out hope for The Last Guardian to ever make an appearance this year, let alone at one of the year’s final trade shows, you should probably temper your hype.

When asked at Gamescom if we’ll see the game resurface in Tokyo Game Show next month, Sony worldwide studio boss Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer:

“I don’t think so. Sorry.”

So when exactly are we ever going to see the game again? “When we are ready,” Yoshida said. “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.”

Going by what Yoshida is saying, the game experienced a multitude of technical issues on the Playstation 3. “It worked to some extent, that’s why we had a date in mind.” That date, was specifically in regards to the original 2011 holiday release.

“That was a mistake,” Yoshida revealed, “but at one time it was looking possible. It has been totally re-engineered. They’re still working on it. I’ve been seeing the progress.”

Is the game still a Playstation 3 game? Is it still being actively worked on by now ex-Sony Japan/Team Ico boss Fumito Ueda? No one knows, and Yoshida isn’t saying either.

We’ll keep you guys posting, and we’ll let you know whenever The Last Guardian decides to wake from its slumber.

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  1. Firion Hope
    Firion Hope
    August 14, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I feel really bad for anyone still interested in this gameseries. They keep enough hope for it to not fade out of memory, but not enough to ever actually make the damn game.

  2. nonscpo
    August 14, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Did somebody say vaporware? I’m sure they’ll release this game just like I’m sure that the phantom pc/console will be release someday!

    August 15, 2014 at 3:46 am

    What kind of technical issue takes longer to fix than the original development time of the game itself?

    I really hope they give a long and detailed postmortem at GDC after release.

  4. artemisthemp
    August 15, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Why don’t they show at less trailer of the current progress on the Last Guardian? at less then fans can something new to watch

  5. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    August 15, 2014 at 8:10 am

    I keep hoping for this too but sadly you usually don’t see that with high profile games like this, especially with the Japanese side of the games industry. Japanese devs are getting a bit more vocal but it’s still rare IMO.

    I just think the days of putting so much faith in one team are over, I applauded Sony at one point for bending over backwards to support their studios but…… not like this. Not to where you’re just burning money, and you’re consistently just saying “Ok where is it… where is it… where is it…?”

  6. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    August 15, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Yeah it has reach legendary vaporware status at this point…. : sad but true

  7. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    August 15, 2014 at 8:13 am

    The problem with that is that if they’re still a ways off, fans will just start screaming for it to be released even moreso. I think they got worried about showing too much of their deck essentially, and no are holding their cards close to their chest, as far as TLG news goes.

    They’re not giving fans or press ANYTHING until they’re pretty much goddamn sure it’s coming out within that fiscal quarter or something.

  8. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    August 15, 2014 at 8:15 am

    The sad part is now they’re not even showing -anything- like I mentioned above in the comments. They’re just denying anything and refusing to show it at this point. They even refused to make a public announcement about it following the whole pre-E3 debacle…… it was simply shameful.

    August 16, 2014 at 8:47 am

    What about Versus? What about Duke Nukem Forever?

  10. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    August 16, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Oh well those are very good examples – I dunno if you guys have noticed but almost every Versus/XV article I post now has a picture of Noctis looking bored. I’ve run out of pictures of him looking bored, actually.