Throughout the lifespan of the video game industry, many games are announced, developed, and released. And while a decent amount of games do end up making it through to the release phase, there are many others that don’t. Oftentimes, games are quietly cancelled, or restructured altogether, without the public ever knowing, and other projects simply never leave “development hell” – a place where in-development games have made little-to-no progress since their initial announcement.
The PlayStation exclusive The Last Guardian is often considered to be a game forever stuck in development over at Team ICO, and it’s very easy to see how that came about. The game was first revealed six years ago, at E3 2009, and since that time the game has gone on to miss several yearly events like E3 and the Tokyo Game Show. The trademark for The Last Guardian was even abandoned twice, and its creator eventually had to come out and reassure fans that development was still ongoing.
To say the successor to ICO and Shadow of the Colossus has had a rough time these last few years would be a massive understatement, yet many are still hopeful the game will see the light of day at some point. Although, regardless of how we all feel, it’s difficult to believe it will be the same game that debuted with that emotional trailer so long ago.
Hope and anticipation for The Last Guardian remain so high that it constantly appears on “Most Anticipated” lists whenever the opportunity arises, and with E3 2015 set to kick off next week, the fate of the presumed PS4 exclusive will certainly be on everyone’s minds when Sony takes the stage.
People may have their dreams realized when the time comes, as The Guardian, in their own “15 Most Anticipated Games” list, reports that the game will finally reappear at the event, citing their own internal sources. The outlet didn’t go into detail about how they know or who their source was, but it’s probably enough of a spark to keep the dream alive.
Beyond that, if Sony wanted to draw even more attention to themselves, this would be one of the moves to make. According to The Guardian:
“Yes, we know it has been in development hell since 2007, but we have it on very good authority that this will be the year that Team Ico finally presents its follow-up to much loved classics Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. Whether it’ll bear any relation to the game last shown at E3 in 2009 is anyone’s guess.”
It would be best to avoid getting too excited over The Guardian’s claim, as we’ve heard rumors about the game before, but at this point, any news about this game is much appreciated, provided it isn’t anything saying its been cancelled.
Do you think The Last Guardian will finally make an appearance at E3 2015 after all this time? At what point should we all just move on from it?
Source: The Guardian