Yoshida “cannot talk about” The Last Guardian’s platform
posted on 10.03.13 at 07:03 AM EST by (@salromano)
"We're waiting for the right time to re-introduce The Last Guardian."

The Last Guardian, the latest project from the team behind Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, has been long silent. When we last heard from it, it was a PlayStation 3 title. But rumors have suggested it’s since gone to PlayStation 4.

During a recent interview, GamesIndustry.biz asked Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida which console the game will come out for.

“Ahh… That, I cannot talk about,” Yoshida responded.

The website suggested it wouldn’t make sense for the game to launch on PlayStation 3 so late in its lifespan.

“So, we’re waiting for the right time to re-introduce The Last Guardian in an appropriate way,” Yoshida said. “I can’t… Well, the game is in development, and it’s well staffed, and [Fumito] Ueda-san is here, working – even though he’s not a Sony employee, he’s dedicated to the product. But we’re not ready to update yet.”

Sony Computer Entertainment America boss Jack Tretton at E3 said the game was on “hiatus.” Yoshida again clarified that the game “has never stopped” production, and that “it was on hiatus in terms of releasing new information.”

  • Elvick

    I’m really getting tired of the media with this game.

    They’ve said they’ll talk about it when ready to talk about it.

    So stawp asking about it.

    Also tired of ‘fans’ whining that “Sony” keep dragging it along. Sony wouldn’t talk about it until they’re ready, if media would stfu.

    • Budgiecat

      Ugh…..why why why is Sony dragging this along…. when when when when WHEN will it be ready cmon….C’MONNNNN……..Why.W-w-w-w-whyyyyy…uwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAA……*pauses to eat some popcorn and soda*…..*burp*……ok……uAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHuguuuu

      okay it’s out of my system

      • AdachiTohru

        Hello Walter Jr.

  • disqus_rIjnBIKvqC

    ye,just wait,its not gonna stay on ps3 as it was promised ages,its gonna go to ps4 AND its gonna be multiplat game.that wouldnt surprise me. Just like vs13 was promised.

    • Elvick

      Yes, a first party Sony game is going multiplatform.

      • http://jpoplove.eu/ jpoplove

        on 3DS

      • disqus_rIjnBIKvqC

        it wouldnt surprise me if it did.I honestly lost all hope for sony and SE after vs13.

      • bloodiOS

        If it’s released for both the PS3 and PS4 (which I doubt), it would be multiplatform.

        • JuhRo

          PS3/PS4/Vita please. :)

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    I love it when you don’t hear something about a game for a long period of time, then the first thing that pops up in months is no information. Why even bother saying anything at all? I mean, really.

    • Elvick

      Because they were asked about it. They would love to not talk about it until they’re ready… like they said they would.

      This is what I was talking about in my other comment. Sheesh. So tired of this.

      They’re not just going to get the question and say “FUCK YOU” and moonwalk out of the room.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        >They’re not just going to get the question and say “FUCK YOU” and moonwalk out of the room.

        Why not? That’s what I would do. Well, maybe not in that manner exactly, but a simple “no comment” would suffice. Better to say nothing at all than to tell us something we already know anyway.

        It just feels like such a waste of time and is rather counterproductive to release “new information” that contains nothing new at all.

        • syaznifaiq

          holy shit , you cant be serious , dont you ? ..

          First, shu were asked about the last guardian and that’s why the last guardian news pop up

          second, the interviewer already know shu probably did not want to answer his question that why he said ” I’ll wrap up with an inevitable question which you’re probably not going to answer. The Last Guardian. where is it? It’s in this building somewhere, presumably?” so yeah, i think shu doing his best to answer the question

          third, this whole interview is about next gen console and indie games ..

          bottom lime is please read the source material Sal already provide above .. pretty sure you just read this article and assumed this interview is all about the last guardian LOL

          • JuhRo

            Google translate, yo?

            • syaznifaiq

              grammar nazi , yo?

              • JuhRo

                Point taken. I was just very interested in what you had to say, but had a hard time reading it. :) … the “yo” part was Breaking Bad inspired.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Ummm… No. I did read the source material, LOLOLOL. I still found the interview to be pointless since the focal point was The Last Guardian. As if anybody gives a shit about anything else that was said in the interview, lol.

            I applaud you for having the balls to stand up to me, but you’re out of your league, man. Tone it down a notch. My point still stands… If the main point is about the game and there’s no new information to be shared with the public, I consider that a waste of time.

            What you’re basically saying is it would be totally fine if someone had an interview with Tetsuya Nomura right now about FFXV and shared no new information, but hey! It would be a-okay because he’d talk about the clothing line for FFXV, so that would make it all worthwhile :D

            Lol no.

            • McPoo

              This is like watching two overinflated balloons fight their way out of a bin liner. Which one will pop first?!

              In all seriousness though, he did sound unnecessarily critical in his post.

        • Elvick

          So that the “no comment” can be used as “the game is cancelled” fodder?

          That’s not going to happen.

          They’re going to reassure that it’s in development, even if they don’t want to be talking about it.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Why not? People thought the game was canned anyway due to the silence. Then again, there’s an expression that goes, “no news is good news”. I’m not sure it can totally apply to this situation, but… If you didn’t hear about the game being cancelled, then it must be a good thing.

      • Sevyne

        “They’re not just going to get the question and say “FUCK YOU” and moonwalk out of the room.”

        Though that would be hilarious to watch. MJ music starts playing after the “FUCK YOU” and all.

  • http://www.hush404.com hush404

    Pfft, it’s PS4 and has been PS4 for a while.

  • Sophitia

    Playstation 5

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    “The game has never stopped – the team has always been here. They’re going through the re-engineering of the game”

    Isn’t this what basically confirmed that TLG has moved to PS4?

    • Solomon_Kano

      That’s how I took that as well.

    • AdachiTohru

      No, it could also be re-engineering to move to Vita

  • Al Buns

    Dont care anymore

  • bloodiOS

    Yup, the team is hard at work preparing to the game to be a launch title for the PlayStation 5.

    • TheExile285

      lol

  • TheExile285

    I’m betting PS4

  • McPoo

    Blatant Xbox One exclusive.

    • AdamBoy64

      Oh man. Imagine it.

      • TheExile285

        I’d fear the internet for like a month…..

      • McPoo

        It’d be hilarious. Think of the chaos.

        • AdamBoy64

          Lolz. Yes.
          Well, that’d be better than them announcing it’s an iOS exclusive, with micro-transactions.

    • Al Buns

      When did Sony start making games for Xbox? I expect sarcasm but with you people its hard to tell.

      • McPoo

        I were only jokin’ mister

    • AdachiTohru

      Not enough muscle/blood/sex to be xbox one exclusive

  • Bob Obb

    I think PS5 is more likely. Does anyone remember when Duke Nukem Forever was announced? It’s like that.

    • $18114340

      Be careful. Duke Forever sucked so much that merely mentioning it in comparison to this game might curse it.

  • Alkhan

    It’ll be a launch title for the PS5 along with Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy 15.

    • Anime10121

      Launch title? Pfft! They’ll be launching in the middle of PS5’s life cycle :P

    • DarthBrian

      Not funny. T_T

      • Alkhan

        Final Fantasy vs Xlll was announced before the PS3 even came out and after all this time it’s not even a launch title for the PS4 will likely come out in either late 2014 or early 2015 (1-15-15)

        But I definitely believe KH 3 won’t come this gen. They haven’t even started on it and SE develops games very very slowly.

        • DarthBrian

          My prediction is FFXV next year in Japan, maybe early 2015 for NA. KH late 2015 for Japan/US.

          Believe!

  • Cursingcomet

    Damn, I have been waiting for this game since the trailer came out during
    E3 2009. Hopefully they announce the game next year during e3 or tgs.

  • gamelayer

    Hopefully they’ll change the look of the main character so that he no longer looks like a 3rd rate Disney character.
    Make the main character a musclebound man with a sword and make it like Dark Souls. It will be a hit. The first boss that you must defeat should be the freaky looking dog/bird creature they showed a 100 years back.

  • Zancrow

    Wii U or Dreamcast 2.

  • McPoo

    Blatant ‘Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom’ rip-off.

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      So funny joek

      • McPoo

        Cheers Fitzy, it took a team of 5 writers, a comedic timographic machine, and a good dose of welly to pull it off.

        • Gustavo Rosario

          Even I could tell you were being sarcastic so take my upvote good sir.

          • McPoo

            Cheers Gustavo, you’re a babe xox

        • FitzpatrickPhillips

          Money well spent

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Majin was actually a pretty great game. Shame about Game Republic. =/

      Anyways, it’s pretty cheap now. If you haven’t already, you should give it a shot.

      • McPoo

        I actually got it on release. I never finished it as I got sidetracked with something else. It was quite enjoyable though, I’ll probably buy it again if I ever see it in town

      • Budgiecat

        Game Republic made the best DBZ game this gen XD

  • DarthBrian

    It lives! <3

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    The answer is simple its called NDA(Non Disclosure Agreement). If Yoshida were to blurt it out while under NDA he’d lose his job. simple as that.

    • Jay

      I think it has more to do with learning from mistakes… They showed the game too early to begin with, and they don’t want to do it again.

  • Samsara09

    Well,this ain’t time for kidding.Those guys are clearly having trouble with this game.My friend(and many other people) really wants it,so I pray that they don’t give up on the game and I wish them best of luck.

  • shogunknight

    Shuhei Yoshida: “We know they’re very smart people. It’s great that they were able to quickly realise that some of the things they were doing were not popular, and were able to make really quick decisions to change some of those things – even things that their engineering group must have spent a lot of time preparing before the launch. It must have been a very tough time for them. That shows how smart they are, and it shows their dedication to making Xbox One successful.

    We never took them lightly. Especially in the States, we are the challenger – we’re trying to compete with them. Some of the messaging that they stumbled on just gave us more chances to compete with them in the States. Other markets are very different – in Europe, we have a larger market share and in Japan, we have a much longer history of being here. Being consistent and persistent helps; the legacy and people’s associations with the brand, their memories of having a great time before.”

    Respectful competition, very good Job Mr. Shu. Honesty perfectly respected

  • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

    The way the game has been silent I expect it skip over the PS3 and head to the PS4. Next will be Rockstar games announcing Agent will be for the PS4.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I posted this last time. The game has changed, it’s now a collaboration between Rockstar and Sony.

    Check out this leaked report –

    The Last GuardiAgent is the new name.

    You play an undercover agent who is in deep with local gangs in New York. When you get drunk or take enough drugs in the game, the main character trips out and believes he is in some kind of fantasy world.

    For some reason he is a youngster again, and he flies around on this huge creature. “It’s like playing two separate games in one dynamic world…” — according to Dan Houser of Rockstar.

    “As you progress in the game, the stress of staying undercover gets to our protagonist, he turns to drugs and alcohol even more, as a result, his fantasy world also evolves dynamically.”

    The game constantly evolves, and both worlds play a huge role in what path our protagonist takes, Houser said. I don’t like to typically spoil games, but what the hell, f**k it man, we are Rockstar, we know everyone will buy this anyways.

    At the end of the game, the creature from your fantasy world actually breaks the dimensional barrier, he comes to life in NY. You can actually fly with him across our city, you can save or destroy, it’s up to the player. Your decisions change our dynamic world even more. In the end, you can actually have the creature destroy all the gangs and be the hero. The catch is, the city decides to throw you a party, but the day of the party you wake up in an insane asylum.

    That’s right, it was all you. The protagonist gets so messed up he just kills everyone in some kind of cosplay outfit, the outfit resembles the creature from your dreams. They locked you away because you kept saying it wasn’t you, it was your special friend. The last choice of the game let’s you pick if you want the protagonist to die, or admit he is mentally insane. Only one choice will save both worlds, you might have to play the game multiple times to save them both.

    This is a very special project that fuses our ideas at Rockstar with the brilliant Team ICO. We just got the Pre-Order numbers in from around the globe, we already have 36 million people who have put money down on the game.

    How do you like me now? I ain’t got time for this bs anymore. Interview over. Dan Houser… away!

    That’s when Dan proceeded to fly away into the sky, riding the creature from the game. I have no idea what to think, but I don’t really care because he gave me some Doritos…. I love those. – Geoff Keighley.

    Okay. I had my fun. =P

    • Gigus

      WTF?! lol lawl lulz

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        You read my silly story? Did you rike it? xD

        • Gigus

          lulz, no. Dorito Geoff Keighly ruined everything. On a serious note; if they announce the last guardian and agent at the VGAs, I’ll be throwing my laptop out the window.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            But! But… He wrote my fake leaked report. World exclusive!!!!

            If it happens. Don’t throw the poor laptop. Not poor lappy’s fault!

            • Gigus

              LIES!!! You’ve conspired with the horrible one. But anger must be misplaced XD. I still dont get why naughty dog announced the last of us at the VGAs. I was cringing at everything they did. I really hope no publisher and developer announce anything interesting there. People are jus wasting their time watching it.

    • Willgaea

      Hmmm.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        =)

    • AdachiTohru

      I want this game now !

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Time for Kickstarter! lol

        • Hidayat246

          No this shit again

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I’m only joking. I hope you are too?

            • Hidayat246

              i am forget about the joke side LOL

  • AdamBoy64

    “I cannot talk about that because I would be killed before I could leave the room if I told you it was coming to iOS as a free ad-supported game.”

  • $3582264

    That is because it will be exclusively on SONY “Play-Ay-tion-stream-nation-DLC-station-play-box 15″. You read that here first!

  • artemisthemp

    I would guess The Last Guardian is either been developed or have shifted to PS4

  • Guest

    Playstation 4 likely, how about PS Vita?

    Anyway, if this rumor turns out to be true, I have another justification for purchasing a PS4! A special bundle would be awesome.