I don’t think we’ll ever see The Last Guardian released. Hell, it seems cruel to even keep on mentioning it as the project is approaching Duke Nukem Forever levels of development time. Team Ico’s first PlayStation 3 game might be their very first PlayStation 5 game at the rate development is ongoing. But fret not true believers, for I’m about to dangle a carrot in front of your face as I substitute your hulking frame for transportation, and tell you that the game is still coming. Now mush!
Sony has been adamant that they’re not giving up on The Last Guardian, with creator Fumito Ueda explaining to Kotaku that the game was being developed under ‘new conditions’:
Talks with Sony Computer Entertainment on The Last Guardian have been ironed out, and we’re making progress under completely new conditions.
Most likely a platform change to PlayStation 4, I’d imagine. With PlayStation celebrating 20 years of existence, Ueda was quizzed on what the most memorable part of the brand was to him. “The Last Guardian,” Ueda replied, “By which I mean all the hardships and the unforeseen amount of time required than what was originally thought.”
It’s been seemingly forever since The Last Guardian was announced way back in 2009. While Sony has been adamant that any news of the game being shelved will be made public, they’ve also chosen to remain quiet on the development of that title. And fans have faith in Team ICO, as their PS2 games Shadow Of The Colossus and ICO were rather fantastic and way ahead of their time.
Last Updated: December 11, 2014