The Last Guardian moved to PS4, says former Sony employee
posted on 02.15.13 at 10:06 AM EDT by (@salromano)
"It's been PS4 for a long time now," says ex-Bigbig staffer.

Kenny Linder, a former employee of shuttered Sony UK studio Bigbig, has said that The Last Guardian, originally announced for PlayStation 3, is now a PlayStation 4 title.

“It’s PS4,” he said on NeoGAF. “It’s been PS4 for a long time now.”

Asked if it was planned for launch or launch window, he said, “I don’t know, but I know it’s been in development on Orbis for a long time now.

“Its platform has been questionable for nearly two years, but the last time it was restarted (it’s been restarted a number of times), it was moved to Orbis [the codename for PlayStation 4].”

The Last Guardian creative lead Fumito Ueda posted an update Wednesday on the game’s status. With the message posted a week before Sony’s PlayStation 4 reveal event on February 20, some have suggested it means we’ll see the game resurface as a PlayStation 4 title next week.

  • Charlie

    Surprise, surprise.

  • hush404

    That’s alright in my eyes. As long as it gets finished.

  • Dark_N11

    oh well , if that make the game better then it’s ok .

    i wonder if FFvXIII will moved to ps4 too.

    • MrRobbyM

      I sort of hope so just to add incentive to buy a PS4. There’s been so much hype for that game to be awesome so it might as well be a better looking PS4 game. If that is the case then it’s either been decided for a while now or It’s going to be released sometime in 2014 at the earliest. OR it can pull a Twilight Princess and release two versions.

      Edit: I’d be slightly annoyed since Versus was a big factor that led me to buy a PS3 but I can’t say I regret my purchase. This gen wasn’t my favorite gen at all but I don’t regret getting a PS3. At this point I just want the game to be as good as it can be.

    • rockman29

      When I said this is possible everyone yelled at me and whined like crybabies :/

  • big drew

    pretty much figured after all this time. I have high hopes for this one.

  • rockman29

    Yeyeyeeyeyeye PS4 :)

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish Demolish

    yeah it’s time FFVXIII Moved to ps4 :)

    • http://twitter.com/AnthonyFoster5 Anthony Foster

      I read that as FF18…

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

        LOL

    • http://www.facebook.com/00whistler00 Kris Gardner

      I’m waiting to hear versus has been pushed back to ps4 -.-

  • Bloodios

    So this is what Yoshida meant back in last August. “The game is developed on the PS3″ [...but will launch on the PS4 >:D]

    Back in November, when I heard the team is still working very hard on the ENGINE, I knew it was not going to end well.

  • paperclichepixel

    I’m telling you Last Guardian and Versus, are PS4 launches, and for the right reasons.

    • MrRobbyM

      If Versus stays exclusive to Sony, then Sony’s gonna have a really great start next gen.

      • paperclichepixel

        Agreed, and I think it’s also being funded by Sony.

        • MrRobbyM

          I would only say partially if anything. But it would be wise of Sony to get on SE’s good side.

  • NCloud

    I’m ok with this :)

  • syaznifaiq

    PS4 is not even reveal yet but we already have one AAA exclusive title .. come on SE, just come out and say that FFVSXIII is for PS4

    • KurisuMakise

      While we’re at it, let’s just admit VsXIII is FFXV and all will be right in the world.

      • http://www.facebook.com/aly.hesham.7 Aly Hesham

        exactly! This is the best thing that can happen for the game.Who cares just drop all relation to XIII and comeout as a full title.

  • Prodigy-X

    Probably Versus XIII as well

    • ddsfan2

      So true, almost like Duke Nukem Forever syndrome. Looking forward to FF15..cough…Versus, if it ever gets released.

  • HarryHodd

    This does not make me happy.

  • DarthBrian

    I’m okay with this.

  • shogunknight

    Make it a launch title Sony and you definitely will catch a lot of gamers attention to getting PS4

  • HarryHodd

    Waited all gen for this and now I gotta potentislly spend $500 to play it or wait 2 or 3 more years for a price cut? This better also be on the PS3.

  • Raiyu

    I’m not surprised at all, I wouldn’t be surprised if Versus XIII hopped to PS4 as well and renamed Final Fantasy XV

  • http://twitter.com/Linkums Ryan

    The Last Guardian was one of the main reasons I got a PS3… years ago. I’m glad it’s still apparently in development, but I don’t think I’ll play it for a long time, if ever, if it’s on PS4.

    • http://twitter.com/Navi88 Navi

      It was also a reason why I got PS3. This was one of the earlier RPGs being shown off for the PS3 and it still isn’t out yet, it’s a massive disappointment.

      I probably won’t be getting a PS4 myself as I found PS3 to be a big disappointment (as an RPG gamer), no purpose in dropping a few hundred dollars on a console that will only have a handful of good JRPGs (each of which will cost almost another hundred dollars).

      I’m sure fanbois will come in hear and say something like “herpaderp it takes time to make a good game!” but then maybe devs shouldn’t announce games several years in advance.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        So to address a few points:

        1) The Last Guardian is not an RPG. =)

        2) I’d say PS3 was the best console for RPGs this gen (but you’ll defo need a Wii for The Last Story, Pandora’s Tower, and Xenoblade), so I’m not sure what you’re talking about. If we look at PS3, specifically, there’s: Ni no Kuni, Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Valkyria Chronicles, Eternal Sonata, Folklore, Disgaea 3, Disgaea 4, Atelier Rorona, Atelier Totori, Atelier Meruru, Neptunia, Neptunia Mk2, Mugen Souls, Record of Agarest War Zero, Record of Agarest War 2, Tales of Graces F, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Nier, Star Ocean 4, Resonance of Fate, White Knight Chronicles, White Knight Chronicles II, and some more I probably missed. And still to come there’s Atelier Ayesha, Tales of Xillia, Tales of Xillia 2 (if Namco decides to localize it) Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, Toki to Towa, The Witch and the Hundred Knights, Mugen Souls Z, Kingdom Hearts HD, The God and the Fate Revolution Paradox, Final Fantasy X HD, Final Fantasy Versus XIII (unless it’s jumped to next-gen), Disgaea D2, and Dragon’s Crown.

        3) I doubt the developers foresaw the technical difficulties they’ve run into when they first announced the game. At one point, the game was dated for a holiday 2011 release. They had clear intention to release the game. But then it was delayed for quality concerns. And then the difficulties came along.

        • ddsfan2

          Yeah, I agree. The PS3 definitely has more than the other home consoles in quantity (and I loved Valkyria Chronicles), so I really don’t understand why it gets so much flack about JRPGs – the genre has mostly moved to portables.

          I can kind of see why people complain about its JRPG library compared to the PS2, PS1 or SNES though, which I think are vastly superior in quality (for most releases, but not necessarily all) and quantity.

          That said, if the PS4 doesn’t have a lot of must-have Japanese games, then I won’t buy it. I think the Vita and 3DS have me covered there…

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    I’m not really sure what to think about this. I can understand some gamers feeling betrayed if this is true. I know that a large group of gamers bought the PS3 for this game and Versus. Both of which are still unreleased.

    I will say this, I suppose I’m okay with the change, just so long as the darn game comes out soon. If they changed it to PS4 and it still needs like 2 more years or something, then I’ll be pretty pissed.

  • http://twitter.com/AceOfCakez Ace

    Bo peep bo peep!

  • http://twitter.com/AnthonyFoster5 Anthony Foster

    Do people really want the FF13 series to jump to PS4? Cant we have that plague on the franchise limited to just one generation?

    • MrRobbyM

      Versus has little relation to the original XIII and just about everything is different.

    • http://twitter.com/Elvick Elvick

      VS XIII may as well be FFXV, and hopefully SE realizes that and renames it to distance itself from the damaged brand that is FFXIII.

      Annnnd, this was announced with XIII. So, I don’t know what your issue is with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Obb/100001994017630 Bob Obb

    Watch people buy a PS4 for it and hear it’s been delayed to PS5.

  • Jason

    I’m never going to be able to play this game am I? You know with the block used games thing going on, that and not even bothering with a PlayStation 4. Hell they didn’t even fix the problems the PlayStation 3 has. I’m very, very disappointed.

    • LordKaiser

      I’m extremely disappointed as well as I see that this console will go with AMD and drop the cell instead of making a socket or slot for the cell so you can buy the CPU separately and install it to have a BC console.

      I don’t have intensives to buy a next gen console.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fitzpatrick-Phillips/1786364591 Fitzpatrick Phillips

    Oh lawd

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

    Well… I guess its better than nothing guys why complain ..I understand almost all of us PS3 players buy a PS3 for both Last Guardian and XIII Versus but hey in the end with this move we are getting bigger and better looking games.

    Yeah the wait has been long… and such a drag.. but we are finally here. Celebration time Bitches! show Charlie Murphy your titties!!

  • http://twitter.com/Elvick Elvick

    I believe it.

  • JustWantToComment

    I bought my PS3 for this game. I am SUPER happy right now.

  • GaySkull

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PrinceHeir

    The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Metal Gear Solid Ground Zero/Phantom Pain, and possibly Virtua Fighter 6(20th Anniversary) and Yakuza 6!!!!!

    this alone is a strong line up for sure :P

    • http://www.facebook.com/aly.hesham.7 Aly Hesham

      ground zeroes can’t possibly look as incredible as it did on the demo on ps3.An OPEN world that good ? just not feasible.So yeah hopefully ps4.

  • PrinceHeir

    for me my dream launch lineup for PS4:

    The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Metal Gear Solid Ground Zero, Yakuza 6, Virtua Fighter 6, Tekken X Street Fighter, Monster Hunter 4G, Warriors Orochi 4, Samurai Warriors 4, Ni-Oh, Zwei(Shinji Mikami)

  • deags

    Well what did we learn people?
    Don’t buy a console just for a game that isn’t even out yet…