Today, on February 16, 2015, trademark U.S. serial number 85700141, The Last Guardian, was abandoned.
Please be because it is being renamed. I'm not getting my hope up though. To me this game is dead....so surprise me...please.
It has been confirmed many times now that the game is not cancelled. The game is coming. Edit: For all the people that are disagreeing with me. http://www.gamespot.com/art... http://www.vg247.com/2014/0... http://www.dualshockers.com...
Well, we've been hearing that since like 2010. The last generation has been an utter embarrassment for Team Ico. They apparently began development on The Last Guardian some time between 2006 -2007, so it's been nearly 8 years across two PlayStation home consoles and still no new game releases from it since October 2005. If the project is still in development, then perhaps it has changed direction and/or been re-developed for PS4 under a new name, but if we don't hear anything of it this year, then it's a continuation of disappointment yet again.
@BigDuo: They have updated us several times about the game not being cancelled and that they aren't ready to talk much about it yet. It's clear that they are moving to the PS4 and and scrapped the PS3 version which is why it's taking so long. Everyone said the same damn thing about Final Fantasy XV yet it is still being made obviously. How are people not remembering all the times Sony and Japan Studio has said that the game isn't being cancelled?. Edit: here is further proof that what I say is true and this is very recent. http://www.ign.com/articles...
@BigDuo For all the studios shut down by Sony over the years, Team Ico hasn't produced ANYTHING for almost a decade and they're still getting a check? It makes no sense to me.
"June 8, 2014" "Sunday, 8 June 2014 07:44 GMT" Oh, and "June 8, 2014 7:56 AM" Three sites citing the same tweet... Thanks for coming out.
Well, what's confirmed is that a game called The Last Guardian is no longer being developed. Perhaps the project changed into something else or perhaps it got cancelled? We don't know. But if Sony didn't bother renewing the trademark, then clearly it's because they don't need it anymore. Edit: Or... not? Just saw that IGN 2012 article where the exact same thing happened. That the trademark was "abandoned." I guess, wait and see if Sony will renew it in the next few days or not..
"It has been confirmed many times now..." It was confirmed once. I wouldn't get my hopes high for this game as it is becoming the next Duke Nuke'em Forever. If and when it does release it will probably be an entirely different game than what was originally shown or pitched.
@BattleTorn: http://www.ign.com/articles... Here's a more recent one that I already posted on another one of my comments. This is from December. What do you have to say about that one?. Edit: @Gangsta_Red It has been confirmed more than that. It only needs to be confirmed once so I don't know what the problem is with everyone. I am getting disagrees like crazy when I have far more evidence to show that the game is in development then the naysayers who say that it's cancelled.
Well to be fair, Rockstar denied the PC release was going to be delayed up till it got very close to their original announcement. Anything can happen between then and now.
Remember when the "Wanda and the Colossus" trademark was abandoned? It became "Shadow of the Colossus."
I hope so. I've been wanting this game so bad for so long.
"It only needs to be confirmed once..." But you said many times, then link stories to the same tweet. Maybe that is why you are getting a lot of disagrees. Even if it isn't cancelled I don't think the game will be anything like the pics show. And who knows it may be an entirely different game with an entirely different name.
At this point, I don't care about the game. Seriously, who should? Becomes of one allusive trailer that was shown in 2009? It's possible the game is still coming under a new name but don't wait your whole life for it.
Weren't we hearing the same thing about Prey 2?!
Frankly a game that has been worked on so long time, likely won't turn good. How many games that are so delayed ever turns out good? With this, the hopes are pretty much squashed.
Yeah, they said these things recently, so I am not worried. I am sure some non ps4 owners are hoping it is cancelled though.
I thought the initial trailer was more of a tech demo and the reason for the long development cycle was that there was no game to make. It wasn't until the response that it became a game and everything had to be developed from scratch. I'm sure the first couple of years was all "Now what is the relationship between the boy and this bird - dog thing". "Okay, lets start with Jim, okay shoot". "Uhh, I got nothin". If you're still holding out hope just look to Too Human for support. I believe that was a decade long multi generation development cycle.
same happened in 2012 and they still kept the name..
Agree with TheOneWhoIsTornApart as I don't think Sony would let a cash cow like this title get away BUT: Whether or not it's canceled, the abandonment of the trademark means nothing. The name could have been changed. I also seriously doubt Sony people at all levels would be hinting at its existence, even going so far as saying several times it's not dead, if it was dead. Time will tell, none of us know unless we are in the small group at Sony that would know -- and I doubt they would be commenting here (sorry).
really sucks if its true.. so many people waited for this, it had potential... I really think that they dropped the name and will be using many features from Last Guardian to another game.. company really dont publish anything, they just cant afford to drop things..
Maybe another name, maybe put away; we'll know this year or else more people will stop caring.
It might not even be getting a new name: http://www.thesixthaxis.com... (It could be an oversight from Sony's part, because that has happened before)
Half Life 3 will be release b4 The Last Guardian is. Wait... the last guardian was mention in the ps3 gen, which was LAST gen, and many kids have their GUARDIANS buy games for them... THE LAST GUARDIAN CONFIRMED!
@subtenko It's going to be released sooner or later if there's demand for it. That goes for Half-Life 3 too. It also, unfortunately, was the case for Duke Nukem Forever and Too Human. Let's just hope The Last Guardian doesn't end up sucking.
I imagine it will be renamed, and reintroduced this E3! .... Or am I just being delusional?
Nothing to worry about here folks...I have it on absolutely no authority whatsoever that the game will now be called The Last Last Guardian, and will release on the day Miley Cyrus starts wearing underwear.
That was exactly my thoughts when I read the title. The Last Guardian has such a stench of failure that they decided to rename the project. That'd make sense.
All this crying all these years for a game that might suck.. Didn't most of the devs leave like years ago? Just saying this the half life 3 of PlayStation with no previous installments. For me if the game is cancelled I don't care much.. Looked cool back then though. Yes team ico was great in the ps2 days lol Christians wait for christ and sony gamers wait for the last guardian lol No so different. if the game is good enough to make profit for sony then it will come. All this crying over an old ass trailer.. lol If it comes cool if not move on. This definitely how good games failing to live to hype.
"For me if the game is cancelled I don't care much.." Why's that, because you don't have a PS4? You literally love a good Sony troll don't ya Nuggets.
There is a tidal wave of PS exclusives coming nearly every month for at least a whole year, so who's in need of waiting for a specific one when they have 10 more to choose from? Try harder.
Why the hell are you typing like that? Annoying ass.
Even if this game does come out, the hype along has already killed the game. People will have high expectations from a game that's been in development for 9 years. It's dead either way.
Duke nukem again...
I want to say there was something like a 10 year gap between Diablo and Diablo II.... just have to have faith. people need to start seeing if any new ip's have been registered... looking at a name being abandoned is only half of it... people need to start watching the trademarks closely now and see if any thing interesting pops up.
There was a 4 year gap, and even less when you consider the Diablo Hellfire expansion. During this time Starcraft came out as well. Team Ico has done nothing relevant since the PS2 generation.
I KNEW IT!!! Rise of The Chicken-Dog, coming Holiday 2015!!! YES!!!!!
Im gonna file a trademark for it and name my next child The Last Guardian.
I think renaming would be the way to go anyway. when something is lost in development for so long a rename can be a great way to bring it back with a slightly different direction.
Daybreak Game Company (now owners of SOE) obviously didn't want to continue with the trademark. But that doesn't mean the game is dead...
It's being changed from "The Last" to "At Last"
oh damn... ok guys ill start the ****ing R-I-O-T. !?"#%& #%&? *throws s*** i hope its not canned, they wouldnt do that, they know the hype for it, they see the demand. it would be stupid to, just as stupid as me jumping to conclusions.
The dream is dead BibleThump
They better say something about this before things get out of hand
You should've seen the crying from 3 years ago... http://www.ign.com/articles...
Exactly! Sony is working on it and when it's ready they'll show it.
I was expecting worse comments but that will do lol
oh well i wish they would at least announce it...
I think they already learned that lesson. If/when they unveil that project again, it will be a done deal.
Didn't the same thing happen in 2012?
cancelled game and abandon trademark is two different things
What's your point?
Let's be honest, this game would have been way better in the minds of those still hyping it up. If it comes out after many years of development hell it probably won't love it to its expectations. It's best people just move on
Don't stop, Believing Hold on to the feeeeeeling
You clearly didn't play Ico or SotC.
Yes I played both, and if you expecting this to be as good as those you are the kind of person I am describing. If it does eventually come out don't expect it to become an instant classic or anything
The time put into it doesnt mean anything as the developer is associated with the word "masterpiece". Of course this is by no means an absolution for the third game, its just hope at this point. Something to note is that theyre one of the few to portray a great depth of emotions or attachment to the character you play as or with (Yorda and Agro). This i believe is the main expectation of the dev's fans.
The hype comes from the studio's prior games. Not a lot has been seen of TLG outside of a couple trailers, but looks to be one of those emotionally moving story type games with good game play that Team Ico is known for. I stopped anticipating the game myself, but wouldn't mind seeing it's resurgance, and I like to stay optimistic that it would still be a good game.
The Last Guardian trademark name sounds to American to me. I predicted that its the Japanese gamers turn to feel what is like to have a game like the TLOU. I think they'll give it a name that fits/appeals to Japanese gamers. Personally, I Don't care what name this game has cause I'm still getting it no matter what.
Please be a rename. :,( I'm going to be so upset if it is cancelled.
I'm gonna put my neck out there, and ask why this game has so much excitement? Like, what is it about it, that we know of, beyond it's concept? I'm not hating, but I get the sense that this game will share the fate of I Am Alive, and end up with a downloadable release.
It gets a lot of excitement because it's a spiritual successor to SOTC one of the greatest games ever created and team ico is a talented team. But, yeah, the excitement for me is starting to cool down now. By the time this thing comes out a lot of the mechanics they teased has been done this last generation and now this one. Ueda is probably one of the top 5 devs working in gaming so I still have confidence in him.
Simply, it is the pedigree of the development team.
Team Ico is all you need to know. I can't believe the disagree's for Legion? You disagree that he will be upset?
Play Team Ico previous games and if you're not dead inside, you'll understand why so many people want a new Team Ico game.
@Imalwaysright I admittedly haven't, perhaps I should give SOTC a try
Dude cmon. Its been 8 years, 2920 days, they should just make something else.
To "That weird wingy dog and a boy", I also hope for just a rename.