E3! It’s not just a showcase for new games, it’s an opportunity for older, long in development titles to prove that they’re still alive as well! And it doesn’t get more long-in-development than the The Last Guardian, a game that Sony has been teasing since the start of of the PS3 generation! Except this year, it might finally be arriving.
Over on the E3 Insider site, Neogaf spotted a listing for the game. The Platform still says PS3, and that’s about it. But hey, it’s listed! Listed man.
The Last Guardian has been in development since 2007, with each successive year that the title has yet to appear, raising concerns for it. Back in February, team lead Fumito Ueda had this to say about the game, following his departure from it:
As some of you may have heard, I left Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio some time ago to pursue my creative passions. Nevertheless, I continue working on THE LAST GUARDIAN as a freelance contributor.
While it’s been a long time coming, THE LAST GUARDIAN remains under my creative supervision and is still in development by an incredibly talented team.
I should also mention that details regarding THE LAST GUARDIAN’s release is solely decided by Sony Computer Entertainment, not myself. Please keep an eye out for their official announcement.
Moving forward, it is my intent to continue my involvement with THE LAST GUARDIAN project, as well as pursue new creative projects with a fresh perspective. As I rekindle my passions as a creator, I look forward to seeing where it will take me, and I deeply appreciate your support during this transition.
There’s no doubt that the PS3 will be entering it’s twilight year with the Playstation 4 arriving at the end of this year. But if one of the final games for it could be The Last Guardian, it’ll be one hell of a send-off.
Last Updated: June 3, 2013