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alexcosborn1447d ago

I'm shocked! I thought Sony was brining on help from other devs to get this one finished.

This is very unfortunate :(

dbjj120881447d ago

I'm not shocked. What kind of sales was this going to bring in anyway?

doctorstrange1447d ago

Yeah, but they must have invested quite a bit already.

b163o11447d ago

The problem I had with this game, was the gameplay looked just like ICO minus the girl. I really didn't see the hype in it besides the developer...

guitarded771447d ago

TLG could have just been a code name. Maybe they plan on a new title. Just being optimistic :D

da_2pacalypse1447d ago

*cries* :'(

well this kind of ruined my day :(

darthv721447d ago

the game is getting a new name so no need for TLG anymore. We will see some footage of it at TGS soon enough.

sikbeta1447d ago

Team ICO don't make game for the sales, ICO and SOTC were showcases, now that Ueda is leaving there is no need to keep investing in that team anymore, Western Devs can make better games in less time, SCEA and SCEE have done much more than SCEJ could have ever hope...

NastyLeftHook01447d ago

Who knows? Probably quite a bit. I would have bought it. I love the series, its so deep and creative. It would have gained tons of good media probably because of how great it looked, went on to get a game of the year award, ended up selling 4-5 million, who knows.

-Alpha1447d ago (Edited 1447d ago )

@sikbeta

u r sadly correct. maybe this was a way to cut losses. but its just too unbelievable. maybe they modified the name, tlg is too popular now to change it completly. It kills me to see japanese games get turned upside down like this

Edit: Hm im reading that the same thing happened to ff versus last year, and that game is still in development..time to spam Sony twitter

Nitrowolf21447d ago (Edited 1447d ago )

Um guys
you do know that if a Trademark is left unused or whatever for a very long period of time they get marked Abandoned right? It's like that in the US at least. All this means is that Sony hasn't used it yet (by US standards), and since they were the exclusive owners of it it doesn't fall under the rules that anyone can buy and register it. Sony will re-register or do a name change.

BinaryMind1447d ago

I would like to see a news story that doesn't spell doom for this title.

-Alpha1447d ago (Edited 1447d ago )

@nitro

Didnt know that and thatd explain FF Versus having its trademark marked as dead too. Whew, I feel better but have always dreaded seeing this headline

http://farm9.staticflickr.c...

fighisimo1447d ago

If gaming continues being measured for its revenues, it can be dead and done. Thank's to guys like you two

knowyourstuff1447d ago

With the right marketing campaign you can sell anything, you just need to tailor your message to your audience, something Sony has had troubles doing for the longest time.

But really, Sony has reached a wider audience with the ICO collection HD remakes, so with right amount of hype (not too much), they'll sell a good amount of copies. I think Sony is a big fan of the what the Dev team has created, so they're more willing to give them help. If this was another team they'd be out the door long ago.

AAACE51447d ago

With sonys financial situation im not surprised. I was actually one of the few who bought ico on ps2. Seeing how sales for these unique games have been hit or miss, i can see how a 3rd game can bee seen as risky.

Also keep in mind that they probably just changed the name.

ZombieKiller1447d ago

Sony doesn't care JUST about sales. Hence why you don't see advertisements all over the dashboa-- uh I mean XMB.

xursz1447d ago

I agree that Sony's western studios are nothing short of amazing but this is no reason to discredit Japan Studio, the co-creator of Demon's Souls. Ico and SotC are still iconic games, synonymous with the production values of SJS.

vega2751447d ago

the game is still in development as per a sony rep tweeting an update on TLG

https://twitter.com/kobunhe...

hopefully the internet will calm down with this bit of news.

EVILDEAD3601447d ago (Edited 1447d ago )

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....

The ONE game that looked to be one of the defining moments this gen...This one hurt BAD..

But hope it truly is still in development...fires up PS3 Slim and starts to play SOTC HD in 3D while drinking heavily..

Evil

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Thatguy-3101447d ago

most likely renamed and will be shown at gamescom. Wasn't one of the unannounced titles Japanese?
http://www.ign.com/articles...
Sony themselves have said the game isn't cancelled so i believe them. The Last Guardian was a really good name for it though.

50Terabytespersec1447d ago

Highly doubt if it was abandoned but renamed and rebooted like many Sony films etc...
This game was and will be astonishing so were the past games made by Ueda Son ..

pr0digyZA1447d ago (Edited 1447d ago )

Didn't Sony say that it would be released no matter what?

If not then I will still wait till Sony themselves confirm.

Knight_Crawler1447d ago

Sony said that before they were in this mess that they are in financially and before the restructure.

Kaz has to play his cards right if he want to bring Sony back to good standings and cutting certain project is one one of being more cost effective.

showtimefolks1447d ago

Sony world wide studios president about a month ago it's still in development. Santa Monica studios sent some of their most talented people to help. I just think this game will go in hiding and all of the sudden be a quench title for ps4

I dont think ts canceled more like on hold

Who the heck cares about sales SOTC lifetime sales are over 2 million not counting digital so the game could be a success. Sony takes risks with heir games like heavy rain this and beyond 2 souls

Everything isn't about sales by that standard COD is the best game over

xtremeimport1447d ago

could they not has just changed the name?

ATi_Elite1447d ago (Edited 1447d ago )

Santa Monica was brought in to fix and complete the game and that's what they are gonna DO!

Sony letting go "The Last Guardian" title just could be a move determined by the Lawyers to prevent lawsuits from EX Team Ico members or Fumito Ueda who have left. Fumito Ueda is still helping complete the game but is working as a "Freelancer".

The game will be released in 2013!

modesign1447d ago

sony is a publisher, they hand the developers the money and the developers are suppose to bring a game to completion, TLG was a cool concept but the developer failed to bring it to completion, The end.

Lovable1447d ago

Abandon all hope people..tlg is dead officially! :)

mewhy321447d ago

I am VERY disappointed. This is the main reason that I purchased my ps3 slim. Wow, I mean wow. I've played most of the other exclusive titles but this was the primary reason for my purchase.

chazjamie1447d ago

i know your pain dude, the ps3 is so disappointing in every way. i bought it specifically for mgs 4. sure i enjoyed titles such as lbp and uncharted 2, but i knew their had to be more than this. i wish i got an xbox, but its too late now .

zeddy1447d ago

could be a name change but thats just me digging for some hope. im sure Shuhei Yoshida said the game was still alive but it doesnt look good. what a shame.

andibandit1447d ago

No worries people, Sony are just letting the name go and opting for "The Last ChickenDog"

DeadlyFire1446d ago

Its called a name change....

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Emilio_Estevez1447d ago (Edited 1447d ago )

Uh ohh.....hopefully just a renewal deadline they forgot about.

Or maybe a name change..

KiRBY30001447d ago

im thinking a name change too.

maybe they dont want people to be confused thinking "The Last Guardian" and "The Last of Us" are somewhat related.

the development for this game has been pretty chaotic though, which is never a good thing.

Cryptcuzz1447d ago

This is the most logical explanation.

A name change will be revealed, new game footage will be shown, release date will be announced come TGS. You can count on it!

I am however being optimistic about all this, but I highly doubt this game is cancelled with all the resources thrown at it, as well as Sony SSM studios working on the game.

WeskerChildReborned1447d ago

Yea i would hate for this game to be cancelled. It looked like it had potential.

Knight_Crawler1447d ago

Your a glass half full instaed of half empty guy...bubbles.

Emilio_Estevez1447d ago

Turned out I was right too! There is a story with Sony saying someone forgot to renew :)

Honky Kong1447d ago

or it will be a WiiU exclusive?

doctorstrange1447d ago

Please don't let it be cancelled.

Sev1447d ago

I am a murderer! What have I done!?!

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