Submitted by Alexious 450d ago | rumor

The Last Guardian Finally Cancelled?

Two different Russian journalists point out an ongoing rumor that The Last Guardian might have been cancelled for good. (PS3, PS4, The Last Guardian)

Update IGN reported the very same rumor from their Russian sources, however Sony's Scott Rohde denied it on Twitter.

The story has been updated to reflect this.

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Crossbones  +   450d ago

Amazon.com lists The Last Guardian for PS3

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Alexious  +   450d ago
Amazon.com has listed it for "centuries" and it lists many other games which aren't even close to being out for sure.

That confirms nothing.
JackVagina  +   450d ago | Well said
Amazon stopped taking pre-orders for TLG ages ago but a few days ago they re-opened the pre orders.

Not saying it means anything, just pointing out what prodigy should have.
ZodTheRipper  +   450d ago
Two russian ex-journalists ...yeah sure. But it makes sense in the overall picture, this statement came from Scott Rohde in March:

"When asked whether it was still a PlayStation 3 game or if it’s migrated to PlayStation 4, Rohde said that he’s “not going to announce what platform it’s coming on, who’s working on it, who’s involved. But that is still a title that’s absolutely in the mix at Worldwide Studios. That’s the most you’re gonna get.”

For me, it kinda makes sense... these guys saw the PS3 version being cancelled. Sony probably sent a mail to retailers that they should remove the PS3 version from their listings. Meanwhile it has been hinted more than once that TLG is being "re-engineered" for PS4 so I'd say that Sony is going to re-introduce the PS4 version when it's ready - hopefully at E3, maybe only at TGS. But all in all I believe that it's coming.
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randomass171  +   449d ago
@Jack Thanks for that info. This news had me nearly scared to death, but knowing that they're taking preorders again gives me some relief. If they canned this game I'd be all sorts of sad.
morganfell  +   449d ago
Its a bs article. Sony is funding the development now. I'll take this:


and this:

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BallsEye  +   449d ago
Well at this point I don't even wanna see any trailer. Been too long already. Launch the damn thing or cancel it for good! Tired of seeing trailers of same games every year.
spacecat5050  +   449d ago
8 years in development? I wouldn't expect much of anything from this gamw.
crxss  +   449d ago
@prodigy LOL that has to be one of the best responses of 2014. It's hilarious cause you're probably serious with your comment and think that amazon is the answer for everything
No_Limit  +   449d ago

Those two Kotaku articles are from last year so things could have change. Games get canceled all the time just like the recent Santa Monica new IP. I don't think it is true but your link is old and doesn't disproved this recent rumor.
Legendary-Status  +   449d ago
lol this is so fake..Sony would came out and said something...but cant cause E3 is like a day apart from now..grain of salt
Pogmathoin  +   449d ago
Did Kotaku not recently take a beating because anything from this site is garbage?? Oh, only when it suits your argument I guess...... Usual trolling....
MehmetAlperTR  +   449d ago
The Last Guardian is officially cancelled http://www.ign.com/articles...
Smurf1  +   450d ago
That doesn't mean anything.
b163o1  +   450d ago
Exactly! I really could care less now.
RedSoakedSponge  +   449d ago
its "couldn't care less" ffs. everyone who says that pisses me off so much now.
abc1233  +   450d ago
Fake: rumour from a no name site based on tweets from two random Russian ex-journalists. Come on now, how many BS rumours will it take for people to stop falling for this.
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randomass171  +   449d ago
Freaking headline had me worried though. Sensationalist stuff like this really shouldn't be approved. :/
360ICE  +   449d ago

Absolutely agree. Just wish people here would think the same when it's fake good news too. Like that ridiculous Nintendo E3 list.
nypifisel  +   449d ago
It's kinda ridiculous, IGN came out and said it was official, only for Sony to mock them and debunk it.
ritsuka666  +   450d ago

Put another game in this list too: Final fantasy Versus ( FFXV)
Gamingcapacity  +   450d ago
I'm still waiting for Agent!
spunnups  +   449d ago
FF Versus and Agent I completely forgot about and I remember how hyped everyone was when they were announced at....damn how many E3's ago was that!?...seems like forever ago. I'm guessing, and hoping, all 3 are being moved to the next gen consoles. Although with Agent, I don't remember ever seeing gameplay.....

If I had to choose just one to release at some point, I hope it's the Last Guardian, based on how amazing Shadow of the Colossus and Ico were, it'd be a shame if this project was never completed.

Fumito Ueda and Team Ico possess a ton of talent and I'd be shocked if the Last Guardian never saw the light of day.
linkenski  +   450d ago
Bubble down for "unintelligent" Come on N4G, where is it!?
stavrami-mk2  +   450d ago
Bubble up or down works better when you don't Tell the world about it trying to convince other ppl to join your side..... You sir are a stirrer
micx  +   450d ago
Just a placeholder.
showtimefolks  +   449d ago
no way it will come out and it will be at E3 2014. Don't believe any rumors days before E3. its almost here so just wait and see
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MechaGear  +   449d ago
would have lol'd. others did before me.
bigfish  +   449d ago
aww cant be asked with this game anymore.....
Pabsmets  +   449d ago
Oh amazon list the game for PS3? ohhh then yeah for sure, you're right. yeah for sure, you got it, alright. You did it. Good point. You're doing it. Oh man. congrats.
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starchild  +   449d ago
I hope it hasn't been cancelled. :(
Blasphemy  +   449d ago
it wouldn't surprise me that this game is vaporware there hasn't been a single thing about this game since it was first announced
Wintersun616  +   449d ago
There's been a few screenshots and at least one video after the announcement.
Syntax-Error  +   449d ago
This game was the hype when PS3 first came out and now PS3 is old news. It missed an entire generation. I wonder if we will see it for this new generation considering they have the technology and hardware to achieve their vision
BinaryMind  +   449d ago
This is getting pretty annoying. People speculate every year because Last Guardian doesn't make an appearance at E3 that it must be cancelled. And every time a Sony exec has to confirm it is still happening. Hopefully they don't ask a Japanese exec again and have something lost in translation.
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Ibetruth  +   449d ago
Anybody new to the article instead of reading all the comments know that the game has official be cancelled there's a report on ign
BinaryMind  +   449d ago
Yeah, and IGN clearly jumped the gun. Sony has confirmed it's not cancelled.
Eonjay  +   449d ago
Yup Prodigy X was right. Its fake.
TimeSkipLuffy  +   450d ago
maybe for PS3 but will get a release on PS4 then
Back-to-Back  +   449d ago
Never trust Russians.
MrSwankSinatra  +   450d ago
Well if it is canceled then Sony should let it be known.
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Irishguy95  +   450d ago
Stick a 'cancelled rumor' out on net..blow everyone away in Conference ;)

Haha i'm too optimistic, FFXV might not even be here. I should know from the last 7 years to expect dissapointment but **** it
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DigitalRaptor  +   449d ago
It's just like how Media Molecule and Guerrilla just happened to announce within a couple of days, that neither of them would be appearing at E3. Why would Sony let their first party studios announce that and kill hype just a few days before E3 if it was true?

THAT looks like a suspicious bait and switch tactic to me, if I ever saw one.
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randomass171  +   449d ago
This site better hope that Sony doesn't announce the game for a PS4 release with new gameplay footage.
mt  +   449d ago
Hope, Hope.
if no news about the last Guardian comes this E3 , then I say pack your things boys. there will be no TLG anymore.
The Meerkat  +   450d ago
Shame if true.

It looks weird. And weird is going to be default genre this generation.

I've had enough of generic games.
Festano  +   450d ago
This is bad news, I hope it comes out at least for Ps4, even if the rumor suggests that there will be.
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Chris092  +   450d ago
Kinda feels like if The Last Guardian was cancelled they would have announced it some time before E3 like they did with Santa Monica's new IP and other "bad news". "Get the bad news out of the way before E3".
iamnsuperman  +   450d ago
Which makes me think they rumour is more just based in assumption. Sony would have decided by now if they were going to carry on or cancel it (around the same time as the lay offs). Sony would have announced it then
Chris092  +   450d ago
Yeah probably. I dont have any expectations but i really HOPE Sony finally re-reveals The Last Guardian with a release date this E3 (feels more likely then TGS since it was first announced at E3)
NatureOfLogic_  +   450d ago
Didn't Sony say TLG is still in development. Yet people keep ignoring that for some reason. If it's cancelled they'll say it. This seems like another desperate attempt to get more information from Sony on the game status.
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MasterCornholio  +   450d ago
I remember there was an interview with the developer and he said that they were having many issues with the PS3 version so hopefully they delayed it because they moved it onto the PS4.
randomass171  +   449d ago
I think that's the most likely outcome. Square did the same thing with Finaly Fantasy Versus XIII and turned it into Final Fantasy XV. It wouldn't surprise me to see Sony pull something similar with TLG's development.
Aurenar  +   450d ago
Imho it seems absurd that Yoshida says one thing and a couple of journalists assert the contrary.

If TLG was really deleted, Sony would lose more credibility than a politician. Even worse: any politician would be more sincere than Sony.
DigitalRaptor  +   449d ago
Well said.

I guess Fumito Ueda announced that he was leaving Sony to work on independent projects, but just so happens to be still working at Sony on a freelance basis, only to sit in a room doing absolutely nothing.
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Agent_hitman  +   450d ago
I just hope that it's not cancelled by Sony.. That game is very promising and has the potential to be a game changer in this console wars..
larrysdirtydrawss  +   449d ago
the war is already over
SaintAlpha101  +   450d ago
Something tells me if this game is ever released, it's going to have a Duke Nukem Forever vibe.

A game in development hell that everyone wants, but when its finally released, it doesn't meet anyone's expectations.
slivery  +   450d ago
Well that is what sucks about developing a game for so long, I almost feel that exact same way about HL3 whenever the hell that comes out.
SaintAlpha101  +   450d ago
I was thinking the same thing too.
Half-Life 3 probably wont live up to anyone's expectations. IMO

That's even if the game is released, Valve are scared of the number 3.
ErazorDJ  +   450d ago
Now we worry about two Russian journalists?
Sennacherib  +   450d ago
If I could recall Sony said it was still in development.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   450d ago
They said this quite recently too, like only a few months ago.
randomass171  +   449d ago
Then this article is complete crap meant to stir up clicks. And sadly it appears to have worked.
Omran  +   450d ago
Please No !!!!
Aurenar  +   450d ago
If Sony does not want to spend time on the project, if the problem is the team of developers, why not entrust it to thatgamecompany (creators of Journey)? Those guys skilled enough (imho).
MartinB105  +   450d ago
They wouldn't cancel TLG; there's way too much hype behind the game.
Perjoss  +   450d ago
I don't trust those sneaky Russians
darren_poolies  +   450d ago
Another bullshit rumour woooooo. I couldn't care less about TLG in all honesty but this is one of the most baseless rumours I have seen in a while, a no name site and two random ex-journalists? Stupid.
snookiegamer  +   450d ago
Until Sony themselves kill off The Last Guardian, I'm taking this with an overdose of Salt ;/
KinjoTakemura  +   450d ago
So it's just a rumor.
ironfist92  +   450d ago
Maybe its cancelled for PS3...and moving to PS4?
No_Limit  +   450d ago
This game has been in development for so long..the budget must be astronomical. I don't see this game being canned with all that resources put in already so I suspect this rumor doesn't hold any truth to it. But...lets hope we can get the full scope at E3.
DigitalRaptor  +   449d ago
Probably not as astronomical as you might think.

Team Ico is a surprisingly small studio that works on their art more than operating as a business. Sony oversees the business, but Fumito is fully focused on the art and the final product as something of legacy.

It hasn't been 200 people working on The Last Guardian for 7 years straight.
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HappyWithOneBubble  +   450d ago
It's not confirmed til Sony or Team Ico says so. We haven't seen nothing from the game in a while and it's been in development since 2007 so it could be canceled but I hope not.
KNWS  +   450d ago
8 years in development. No game takes that long its not coming its likely true this.
MaximusPrime_  +   450d ago
Until sony confirmed, this means nothing
XiSasukeUchiha  +   450d ago
So it can mean anything from PS3 version is canned to completely canned, so calm down everybody.
Twiggy  +   450d ago
This is an ace card, a rare gem, once a generation kind of deal, cancelling a game like this won't happen, it's one of those games art students would reflect and comment upon, y'know?

Sony like variety, as do consumers, and we haven't had our Team Ico fix in many, many years, GIVE IT TO ME.
Mikethejew  +   449d ago
Only an idiot would think that based on a minute long trailer.
Twiggy  +   449d ago
Only a twat would argue with me, especially when Team Ico have SOTC and Ico in their catalog.
Gigus  +   450d ago
A lot of japan studio fans will surely be pissed if this rumor is true.
jmac53  +   450d ago
Obvious bid for attention just days before E3, especially since it was rumored to be unveiled for PS4 this year. Why would Sony wait to deliver bad news just before or at E3?
mydyingparadiselost  +   450d ago
Sony is going to go up on stage at E3, show an amazing trailer for TLG and then announce the cancellation of it at the end of the conference. EPIC! :P
KillerPwned  +   450d ago
Its probably coming to PS4.
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