Yoshida ‘can’t promise’ The Last Guardian for 2013

Engine and technical aspects still being worked on.

November 6, 2012 / 09:24 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has said he “can’t promise” SCE Japan Studio and Team ICO’s long-in-development The Last Guardian will launch in 2013.

“No, sorry, I can’t say that,” Yoshida told JeuxVideo.fr when asked if the game would arrive next year.

“The last time we talked about a date for The Last Guardian, we ended up disappointing many people. But I can say that the team is working hard on the project, particularly the engine.

“It is precisely due to the teams working on the technical aspect of the game that we have nothing tangible to show you today. So now, I’m waiting for the right moment to introduce The Last Guardian, and speak with confidence of a release date.”

The Last Guardian was announced for PlayStation 3 at E3 2009.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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  • The Black Rabbit

    i stopped caring for this game long ago…….XD
    In fact? this just reminded me about it…

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish Demolish

    seriously ?

    They a Deal with FFVXIII ? :/

    • dmysta3000

      At least for VXIII SE is assuring us that actual progress is being made.

      This, I think its safe to say that this game is pretty much dead now.

      • Bloodios

        VXIII-style response: “The progress is… progressing! Yeah, it’s progressing.”
        TLG-style response: “We’re working hard, very, very hard on the game.”

        What is the one thing they both have in common? We haven’t seen jack about any of this!

  • Bloodios

    And once again, it keeps moving further up the vaporwares list along with Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Agent. Curses! At least show us a new random trailer to ease the anxiety, please…

  • http://www.last.fm/user/frogjab l1lyone

    Predictable.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/frogjab l1lyone

    Cancel this and Versus XIII already. Really, i don’t care. Enough is enough.

    • Locksus

      Believe me, you’ll scream like a little kid when they announce the release date. 

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        Haha, nice 1 ^^

      • http://www.last.fm/user/frogjab l1lyone

        Sure. Maybe in the next life when they actually do this.

    • http://twitter.com/gamesreflexoes GR+ Entretenimento

      Yes! Versus XIII and TLG is dead games already

  • bebestorm117

    I still don’t mind Versus XIII and Last Guardian slow progress but Im frustrated nothing is ever shown like screen shots etc.

  • Marco Tinè

    Oh dear, it’s Gran Turismo 5 all over again…

  • xMCXx

    Just say 2020 and people will be happy when it arrives before that.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Well.. It’s better to know this than to be disappointed when release delay occurs…

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    I say this & Versus XIII are 2014 release at this point.

  • vertical09

    You guys are missing the big picture here.
    They obviously aren’t releasing any info on the game because our hearts needed time to grow to handle it’s epicness!

    • FaithlessMr

      Mine actually shrivels everytime a developer hypes his games to death, only to postpone their release ad nauseam.

      I’m looking at you as well, Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

  • almostautumn

    lol

  • http://twitter.com/gamesreflexoes GR+ Entretenimento

    This game will not see the sunlight

  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    Cancel it already!!

  • Sevyne

    So yeah, I don’t even care about this game anymore. Stopped caring a long time ago. If it ever releases I probably won’t care then either. In these situations the games never live up to expectations.

    Hell, if it wasn’t for the occasional reminders that they are working on it, then I would have completely forgotten it existed at all.

  • Duc PC-QB

    I guess even the PS4 wont be able to render this game lol

    • Bloodios

       There’s no known (and I seriously doubt there will ever be one) system that is capable of rendering vaporwares.

  • http://superguyver.deviantart.com/ SuperGuyverUSA

    I think the correct response to this “take your time, we would rather have an amazing, well done game than a crappy game that was put together carelessly”. But I guess “I don’t want this game anymore” or “just cancel it” works too. :/

    Let’s give it time, ok? How does that saying go: Patience is a virtue? Yeah, let’s go with that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

       Time you say? what have we been doing.. most of us gave it so much time that we forgot about it in the progress lmao. Like FFVS most people got a PS3 7 years ago for these promised titles. Lesson learned.. don’t ever buy a console unless the game you want is out already.

      • http://superguyver.deviantart.com/ SuperGuyverUSA

        I agree, but let’s take a look at FFVS, seeing that you brought it up. That game looks amazing. Great detail, a lovable looking battle system, and more. Really, once it comes out, it will be well worth the wait. The same can be said for The Last Guardian. We haven’t seen much from it, but if we give it more time, I’m sure we won’t be disappointed.

        Unless, you know, you forget.

        • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

           Or unless most of us die or something. If the game wont be out during current gen… why show it off? I bet Sony pays them to show it so consoles sell since you will be able to play that awesome looking game on it ..and than.. NOPE 7 years pass by and nothing. Show off the game when its about 75% done or more that way we know its true. Like I said I will not be buying a PS4 until lets say for example FF7 remake is shown.. I will not touch a PS4 until FF7 remake is out. Yes I know SE will never remake it lol just an example.

          • http://superguyver.deviantart.com/ SuperGuyverUSA

            Hey, I’m just standing up for the game. I see alot of complaining and I just wanted to let people know that there are still gamers out there who would like to play this. Just some hope. But if you want to be negative about this, then let’s just end the conversation.

    • Bloodios

      Patience can only be applied to titles that are evidently progressing though. In TLG’s case, each update regarding the development difficulty of the game has done nothing else aside from making the speculated future of the game being cancelled seem more and more painfully convincing…

  • Archvile78

    Meh, this is getting ridiculous might as well consider this game “vaporware” sure maybe the “longer the development the better” but look what happened with say, Duke Nukem Forever.

    Either way, it better be a masterpiece or damn outstanding if it comes out.

  • DragonSix

    “particularly the engine”

    Oh boy… At this state, several years in, you’d expect at least the engine to be fully finished. This is beyond fucked.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cong-Nguyen/733539050 Cong Nguyen

    Maybe ready for the PS4????

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5O266I6427AQIXPAP5ZQ5DK3GM Bob Meaty

    It’s not coming to PS4, they’ll have to re-do the entire game from the inside out because it won’t use Cell. Last Guardian is getting cancelled, everyone needs to just accept it so you’re not surprised later.

  • PrinceHeir

    give us trailer so that we could see there’s still hope left in these games.