Bad news for fans of critical hits ICO and SOTC – Sony has left the The Last Guardian trademark to become “dead” and “abandoned”. - PSLS
I'm shocked! I thought Sony was brining on help from other devs to get this one finished. This is very unfortunate :(
I'm not shocked. What kind of sales was this going to bring in anyway?
Yeah, but they must have invested quite a bit already.
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...
TLG could have just been a code name. Maybe they plan on a new title. Just being optimistic :D
*cries* :'( well this kind of ruined my day :(
the game is getting a new name so no need for TLG anymore. We will see some footage of it at TGS soon enough.
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...
I would of bought it...
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.
@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
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.
I would like to see a news story that doesn't spell doom for this title.
@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...
If gaming continues being measured for its revenues, it can be dead and done. Thank's to guys like you two
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.
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.
Sony doesn't care JUST about sales. Hence why you don't see advertisements all over the dashboa-- uh I mean XMB.
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.
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.
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
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.
this is how i feel about this lol http://i.minus.com/ivW9fJ76...
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 ..
Didn't Sony say that it would be released no matter what? If not then I will still wait till Sony themselves confirm.
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.
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
could they not has just changed the name?
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!
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.
Abandon all hope people..tlg is dead officially! :)
lol loook everyone http://i.minus.com/ivW9fJ76...
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.
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 .
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.
No worries people, Sony are just letting the name go and opting for "The Last ChickenDog"
Its called a name change....
Uh ohh.....hopefully just a renewal deadline they forgot about. Or maybe a name change..
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.
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.
Yea i would hate for this game to be cancelled. It looked like it had potential.
Your a glass half full instaed of half empty guy...bubbles.
Turned out I was right too! There is a story with Sony saying someone forgot to renew :)
or it will be a WiiU exclusive?
Please don't let it be cancelled.
I am a murderer! What have I done!?!
Is that you Sebastian?? :) Love PSLS :D
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!! that is all.
Awh i hope its not dead! :(((((
Say it isn't so! I hope it's a rename, that game has gone through so much development hell, it needs to see a release and catch some sale success. One of the most anticipated games this gen, the very reason why the PlayStation brand is so diverse game wise. There are no experiences like ICO and SOTC.
Sony would be a dick for canceling this game. Cancel any FPS you have and bring this one out, wich i KNOW will be totally worth.
I agree...they need to reduce Gorilla Games budget from AAA to AA since KZ has not lived up to what Naughty Dogs has giving us with Uncharted. TLG looked amazing and if this is true that it is canned then I ma very dissapointed in Sony for cutting this and keeping games like Sorcery and That Harry Potter wonder book crap.
Sometimes i hate that gaming has shifted to the masses, KZ is good but in this FPS filled generation it just doesnt shine anymore. SotC is awesome and im going to play ICO soon and then i want to play TLG.
Cancel Wonderbook instead, I want this!
I despise that little book. Its a damned book of curses and spells now
They have stated several times that it is still in development. Will wait for confirmation
I could've sworn recently they spoke about it still being in development? Hopefully that remains true. Here: http://n4g.com/news/1042835...
I could have sworn I just saw that at the bottom of the article in the related news section :P @NDIVHU No its just seems weird that they say its still in devolpment and then say its canceled 19 days later they should have not said anything if things were heading in that direction. Pretty sure it hasnt happened before
I'd rather it be dead than released and be half assed.
Not exactly a money making juggernaut for Sony anyway, too bad though. This would have been amazing. I was just being an ass with the lol, sorry guys.
Wasn't there recently a Ubisoft game that had an expired trademark, only for Ubisoft to state it was still being made? Brothers in Arms: Furious Four I believe.
this is just a change of name, probably sony will trademark TLG or the game will be call The last guardian: "xxxxxxxxsomething"
The related news article has Sony stating it's still in development just 19 days ago. I don't think its true unless they've had a change of heart within the past 3 weeks.
Yous should wait until Sony officially says something before getting to emotional. This could mean nothing, just like the FFv13 rumor a few weeks back...
Cool name. Does this mean you only talk shit?
hmm it got canceled in 19 days? http://n4g.com/news/1042835...
You saying there's a minimum time for a decision to be made? 19 days is plenty.
I'm not understanding why so many people would be so disappointed in a game they know nothing about, has been in development hell which probably means some major coding problems ala NBA Elite, the visionary Fumito Ueda left a long time ago, there has been no news about progress. For all we know that could mean they are figuring out ways to fix it instead of moving forward in actual development. The worst thing that can happen to anything in development is progress coming to a halt and money being spent on anything other than development. If they changed the name I'm betting this game is no where near the same vision as when development first started with Fumita.