Submitted by bggriffiths 649d ago | opinion piece

Gravity Rush 2 Confirmed, But at The Last Guardian's Cost?

Dealspwn writes: A Gravity Rush 2 trailer has been spotted on the show floor at this week's Tokyo Game Show. Sony were not disclosing any further details at the time, but it's likely staff from their Sony Japan department are once again working on the cel-shaded floating action platformer.

Does this mean that resources are once again being drawn away from The Last Guardian as Sony recently confirmed that the development of other Sony Japan titles like Knack and Puppeteer had taken priority over the long-delayed title. (Dev, Gravity Rush 2, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, The Last Guardian, Tokyo Game Show)

HelpfulGamer  +   649d ago
I love Gravity Rush and I want the Last Guardian to be perfect.
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abc1233  +   649d ago
aCasualGamer  +   649d ago

Am i the only one who can't stand the fact that no one in the production team is talking to the media about anything even though it's supposed to be in production?!
G20WLY  +   649d ago
What the?! However, I agree on both points. :)
HammadTheBeast  +   649d ago
abc1233  +   649d ago
"Gravity Rush" got changed to "Women"?!
HardcoreGamer  +   648d ago
LAST GUARDIAN LOOKED AWESOME but im not gonna keel over myself about it not ever releasing.

ANYWAY , i really enjoyed playing gravity rush recently

Mouktouk  +   649d ago
As far as I remember, Gravity Rush was developed by Project Siren team (the guys behind Forbidden Siren games), while The Last Guardian is being developed by Team Ico. Both teams belong to Sony Japan Studios, but I don't think the work of one can affect the work of the other team.
guitarded77  +   649d ago | Funny
Stop using facts... how can we get hits with you and your damn facts!?!?!
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Blastoise  +   649d ago
Wow no way. I didn't know Gravity rush is by the same people who made Siren Blood Curse. Those guys are pretty diverse!
bggriffiths  +   649d ago
Until recently I thought the same. But Fumito Ueda (LG director) himself said that Knack and Puppeteer were taking precedent over LG, so I guess Sony Japan consists of staff that flip between Team Ico and Project Siren. Would explain why we've not heard/seen anything concrete about LG for a while. Which, of course is a shame. Puppeteer was cool though tbh.

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guitarded77  +   649d ago
Doubt it. But SCEJ probably allocates funding to the studios under its belt though. Usually studios have their staff. SCEJ has more of an administrative role.
Hicken  +   649d ago
Did he say that the staff were flipping? There are other ways for one game to be prioritized over another.

In the end, it IS your conjecture, and it's not very strong, given that we already know the team that made the first game hasn't been working on The Last Guardian, and will most likely be back for the sequel.
ssj27  +   649d ago
You are right and wrong!

Team ico is getting help from other studios including western studios not only the other japon studios, but that doesn't mean that those studios took charge of the game or their priorities can change.

My understanding is that TLG was having development problem that team ico been a very small studio needed help to deliver their goal and the game apparently has now been developed for the PS4 instead of the ps4.

I mean just look at the gameplay!!! It does look way to advanced for the PS3, I mean I bet it can be made for it but it will run very bad, limited and it will not deliver their vision of the game, on the PS4 it will run smooth and the gameplay will not be sacrifice.
DialgaMarine  +   649d ago
I think the Gravity Rush team is called Team Gravity.
GrandpaSnake  +   649d ago
i think this game will be announced during the start of the second year for ps4.
abc1233  +   649d ago
Thought different teams are working on each of those games. Gravity Rush 2 shouldn't have had an impact on TLG's development.
firelogic  +   649d ago
Gravity Rush was made by Team Gravity. Not the same team working on TLG. Separate teams that are all part of SCEJ.
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xKugo  +   649d ago
Just give me the damn game, already.
Make it happen, Sony!!
ninjahunter  +   649d ago
Not sure if title is fishing for controversy, or the author knows something about a connection between the devs of gravity rush and the devs of the last guardians that i dont.
Baka-akaB  +   649d ago
Definitively fishing for hits
bggriffiths  +   649d ago
Or see my above comment.

"Until recently I thought the same. But Fumito Ueda (LG director) himself said that Knack and Puppeteer were taking precedent over LG, so I guess Sony Japan consists of staff that flip between Team Ico and Project Siren. Would explain why we've not heard/seen anything concrete about LG for a while. Which, of course is a shame. Puppeteer was cool though tbh."

Baka-akaB  +   649d ago
Yep fishing for hits with pointless conjectures . A publisher gearing up for the release of other titles in priority , doesnt mean a swap of staff from another project .

I could make up a story too based on vague hints or thin air , that they decided to discard a ps3 version and develop a ps4 version that they"ll rebrand later on . And hell i could even be right
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majiebeast  +   649d ago
SCEJ has 500 employees only 30 of those are working on TLG.

Some other SCEJ projects
-Gravity Rush 2
-Soul Sacrifice delta with Comcept
-Deep Down with Capcom
-Freedom Wars for Vita
-Puppeteer just got finished.
-The Last Guardian
-Unnanounced projects

SCEJ is one of the biggest studio's Sony has next to London and Santa Monica.
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Inception  +   649d ago
I think the people who worked with Capcom on Deep Down is team Demon's Souls. And don't forget Japan Studio also working on:

- Rain, with Acquire & Playstation C.A.M.P
- Destiny of Spirits, with Q Entertainment

And we don't hear news from the team who usually working on Ape Escape, Patapon, Loco Roco, and Echochrome. They usually made new game every one or two year, especially Ape Escape who always made an appearance in every Sony console & handheld. I'm sure they also working for new Ape Escape for PS4 & Vita.
medziarz  +   649d ago
I think it was stated that Knack took development resources from TLG.
whamlollypop7  +   649d ago
Never before in the history of video games have so many wanted something nearly already almost made.
qzp  +   649d ago
The Lost Guardian ...
TheOneEyedHound  +   649d ago
GR2 and TLG don't have the same devs.
knifefight  +   649d ago
Facts don't matter when you're trolling for hits.
Williamson  +   649d ago
I'm extremely happy to see gravity rush get a sequel, but I'm going to stop hoping to see tlg at every conference Sony does. I'll get it for sure when it comes out but it sucks getting my hopes crushed for this game time after time.
360ICE  +   649d ago
Douche webpage.
- GR2 and Last Guardian may be Sony Japan, but that doesn't mean it's the same people.
- May have sold better in Japan than we thought? Would it kill you to just check?
- First game was great! It was the title Vita needs. And deserves.
bggriffiths  +   649d ago
Good to see everyone bashing the article citing it's not the same devs, despite well you know, the game's director saying staff keep getting asked to work on other games (link included to that story in the article). It's not hard to read the full piece.
Baka-akaB  +   649d ago
Your link says none of that . It's your BS conjecture . And its not even how game publishing actually works . Prioritizing other games usually means ramping up marketing for selected titles over lesser or not ready yet projects . hiring temp staff for rush hour . Allocating more ressources to priorities ... and many other things that dont mean at all swapping key staff from one title to another

Hell like someone said above , the original gravity daze team is back for the sequel , and had nothing to do with TLG .
Hicken  +   649d ago
"And what about The Last Guardian, an ambitious game that's been subject to rumors of cancellation and/or a "hiatus" as recently as this June? "It's under earnest development," Ueda said. "However, SCE Japan Studio, who's working on The Last Guardian, also has titles like Puppeteer and Knack, and those are only the ones currently announced. Those are taking priority right now."

Ueda didn't go into any more detail than that on Guardian's status, which probably means we should all be prepared to wait a while longer."


Even your source has no mention of staff reallocation, because NO SUCH MENTION WAS MADE.

You made it up. And people are calling you out on it.

lol, just fess up and move on.
Godlovesgamers  +   649d ago
"You made it up. And people are calling you out on it. lol, just fess up and move on."

Kettle, this is Pot. Pot, this is Kettle.

To quote you....once again..

"You gotta try harder. Your own words can be used against you, your stance is hypocritical"

Seriously Hicken, hypocrisy doesn't look good anyone, even you.
coolasj  +   649d ago
Don't defend yourself in the comments. Especially on the news portal used to get the hits for it. It makes you look wrong, regardless of if you are or not. If you don't want complaints, sell your point better.
Lboogieskells  +   649d ago
@yosp already confirmed that Sony's studios will be getting larger in regards to team size. That means allocating teams to work on one project will be a thing of the past.
GusHasGas  +   649d ago
I want both :(
ChickenOfTheCaveMan  +   649d ago
I think we'll get the Last Guardian the same year we get Detox from Dre.

Nah, seriously I do think the Last Guardian will pop out at the 3rd or 4th year of the PS4.
elda  +   648d ago
Knowing Team Ico hasn't released a new game since 2005 & Sony knowing TLG is a highly anticipated game & they're saying it's basicly not a priority to get developed leaving it on the back burner it seems though they don't really care about this game & Sony has known to lie maybe this game is canned & they don't want to say so.Knowing this game could possibly be a system seller,it just doesn't make any sense why the development is not a priority.
SegataSanshiro  +   648d ago
They're about to find out that people lose interest on games that take a million years to come out
isarai  +   648d ago
Team ICO is not all SCEJ has y'know

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