You’re Still Not Getting The Last Guardian Anytime Soon, But It’s “In The Mix”
The Last Guardian is a game that PlayStation fans are dying to find out more about, but it’s one of those titles you unfortunately have to say is suffering in development hell. It’s quickly becoming another Duke Nukem Forever, but at least here the minds behind it are quite awesome and they do seem determined to make a great game, so there’s always some hope.
The last time we heard about The Last Guardian, it was all the way back at Gamescom in August 2013, where SCE Worldwide Studios president and lovable troll Shuhei Yoshida told CVG that the game is still in development and the studio is looking for the right time to announce it again.
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Just about nothing has surfaced since then. Until now that is.
According to PlayStation software product development head Scott Rohde, The Last Guardian is “absolutely in the mix” at Sony’s Worldwide Studios, but the studio isn’t yet ready to talk about it.
In a recent interview with IGN, Rohde said that the game is ‘still in the mix’, and has not been abandoned.
I can vouch for what has been abandoned. Hope.
“You’re going to be very frustrated by this answer,” Rohde said when asked about the game, “but it is 100 percent the God’s honest truth, and that is that we want to make great games. And when we see that the public is so interested in a specific game, of course that drives us to want to complete that game.
“But it also drives us to want to make it great. We would not want to ship that game if we don’t think it’s great.”
Rohde said that despite the game’s status of being in the mix, there are no new announcements to make.
“[We]re] 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.”
There is a lot of speculation that The Last Guardian is being rebuilt as a PS4 title. Well, ever since reports in October suggested the game was being “re-engineered”.
Personally, I can only shudder to think how much money has gone down the drain on this one. The sad reality is that we’re not much closer to getting answers.
However, I do believe that we will get an announcement for this game by E3. Something just tells me. The voices in my head, if you will.
Let’s see if I turn out to be right.