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Submitted by Lavalamp 744d ago | news

Santa Monica Studios clarifies its involvement with The Last Guardian

EuroGamer: "Sony's Santa Monica Studio has clarified its involvement with The Last Guardian and distanced itself from the heavily delayed PlayStation game, after reports early last year suggested the God of War developer was helping out on the title." (PS3, Santa Monica Studios, The Last Guardian)

Knight_Crawler  +   744d ago
"Sony's Santa Monica Studio has clarified its involvement with The Last Guardian and distanced itself from the heavily delayed PlayStation game"

I do not blame them for not wanting to be associated with TLG...sure its full of promises and the concept is brilliant but ICO pulled a Peter Molenaux - the only difference is that Japanese developers have pride and integrity so they wont release a game that does not meet what they promised - Peter on the other hand does not give a crap because he knows Fables has a fanbase and they will buy the game regardless.

No developer want to be labeled as the people who promised Duke Nukem, Agent, FF Versus and Half Life but could not deliver and when the did the game took too long and excitement level was not the same.
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GalacticEmpire  +   744d ago
Nice spin, you make it sound like Santa monica would be ashamed to work on the Last Guardian. This of course is utter crap, as is your assumption that the game is somehow not meeting promises that you imagined up.

Yeah it's taking a while to be released and it's had trouble in development but if you take a look at the pedigree of the studio you would know the masterworks that have preceded it.

They can take all the time they want as long as the game measures up to the incredible standard that they themselves have set. Very excited to see what Sony have at E3 for us and this could very well be there.
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kyzer1978  +   743d ago
I wouldn't be so sure. Look what happened with Gran Turismo 5.
andibandit  +   743d ago
@GalatciEmpire

"They can take all the time they want as long as the game measures up to the incredible standard that they themselves have set"

Even if they produced their best result yet, the game has been in the making for sooooo many years, it's almost impossible to live up that those years of anticipation.

And lets not pretend that Code is like fine wine, that only gets better as the years pass by.
DigitalRaptor  +   744d ago
They've not promised anything but their publisher setting a release date that they couldn't meet. Comparing a bunch of promises about gameplay features to a game not coming out is stupid. Very stupid.
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SilentNegotiator  +   744d ago
You just turned long dev time into "pulling a Molyneux"? GTFO, troll.

A delayed game to meet promises/expectations is NOOOOOOOT "pulling a Molyneux"! That's the mother loving opposite!
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panbit86  +   744d ago
To be totally honest i think it is wise to give the developers all the time they need to make the best possible game. And this is why i love Sony! They want the developers to be happy and get out the the game they imagined exactly how they want it! Another example is Resistance 3. When Insomniac asked for more time they gave it and in the end they made the best game of the franchise! There are so many more games to keep us busy... they'll come when it's their time! Also SSM should focus on God of war 4 and their new IP!!!!
Chaos_Raiden  +   744d ago
At least we know that the game is not dead yet. Really can't wait to play this when it is released.
esemce  +   744d ago
The game can't be dead as they must have spent so much time/money on it already it has to come out, Just a matter of when and for PS3 or PS4.
BlaqMagiq24  +   744d ago
I'm not surprised they're not involved. SSM will always be a talented studio but this isn't their IP. I'm sure they have their own projects to work on. Leave this baby to Ueda and his team. I'm sure they know what they're doing.
ajax17  +   744d ago
If they don't have something to show @ E3 I'll just die! :'(
Muffins1223  +   744d ago
They have to,this game looks like a master piece.Would be a very stupid move not to have this as a ps4 launch title.
smashcrashbash  +   744d ago
I am sure they will shift it to the PS4 use it's power to advance it's gameplay and visuals.That is why they are probably being so dodgy about mentioning anything about it.
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Pushagree  +   744d ago
Vaporware.
Mr-SellJack  +   744d ago
This is old
scott182  +   744d ago
I don't really want to hear about this game again unless they are talking about releasing it soon. Every time I forget about it and move on they bring it up again and make me feel like I HAVE TO HAVE THIS FREAKING GAME!
zlpw0ker  +   744d ago
ohh no,santa monica are gonna bring qte in the last guardian,im sure of it.
mistertwoturbo  +   744d ago
I've pretty much given up on it already.
WitWolfy  +   743d ago
Your telling em this game is still in development... Just kill it already and push it into another 1st party game thats actually going to release in our life time.
DivineHand125  +   743d ago
I don't think Sony should have allowed this game to go on so long in development. Imagine if it finally comes out after being in development for 6+ years from the same team and it flops both commercially and in the reviews. It would be like they had wasted 6+ years of their lives. What would that do for Team ICO's morale.
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