There are some long-anticipated games that get the collective gaming audience to perk up when they hear their names. Years ago, one was Duke Nukem Forever. Since then, Half-Life 3 has been a big one. And now we have a fresh mention of another one: The Last Guardian.
We first heard mention of Team Ico’s follow-up to the legendary Shadow of the Colossus at E3 2009. At the time, it was planned for a PlayStation 3 release in 2011, having been in development since 2007. Since then, the game has been hit with numerous delays, and very little detail has leaked out. Conflicting status reports were heard last June, and the dreaded “vaporware” began to find its way to the lips of disappointed gamers everywhere.
There may be reason for excitement, as the name of The Last Guardian has surfaced once again. Video game industry insider Ahsan Rasheed had a lot to say on his Twitter account yesterday, including this juicy set of tweets:
Things to look forward to-
1. Drive Club updated footage
2 PS4 VR + SSM New IP
3. UC 4
4. Guerilla new IP
6. The Last Guardian
The future for PS4 🙂 oh so good.
And yes, UC4 was posted twice on purpose.
That’s a lot of rumours smashed into a few tweets, but right down there at the bottom is the name of Team Ico’s sought-after title, apparently as something to look forward to on the PlayStation 4. Beyond that, we know that Driveclub is coming, so that’s not quite as shocking. But the remainder of the rundown includes new IPs from Sony Santa Monica and Guerrilla Games, as well as Uncharted 4, which is apparently intentionally mentioned twice.
Absolutely no time table was hinted at in the series of tweets, so this is a whole lot of teasing. But if these turn out to be true, then PlayStation 4 owners have quite a lot to be excited about.
Last Updated: February 19, 2014
February 19, 2014 at 09:30
well i think we all assumed this.
No point in releasing an expensive to produce AAA game on the old platform. May very well be that part of the delay was caused by using a new engine that will look good on PS4.
Martin du preez
February 19, 2014 at 09:32
More gaming than ever, SONY and the illustrious PS4! And it sold over 5 million units. Stunning really. We are HUMBLED by your greatness SONY.
Alien Emperor Trevor
February 19, 2014 at 09:35
Forget about it & move on. Games this long in development rarely turn out well because things have changed so much from when they started.