At this point, any news about The Last Guardian is good news for fans of developer Team Ico or legendary game director Fumito Ueda, but when it’s release date-related that’s reason to take notice. The Last Guardian is easily one of the most anticipated releases on Sony’s upcoming list, but it’s also one that a few recent developments suggest might never see the light of day.
That said, the devoted Team Ico fan base marches on in the hopes that Sony will one day have more to say on The Last Guardian, either in the form of new details, a screenshots, a trailer, or even just a few words on the game. Honestly, anything is better than the non-committal answers Team Ico and Sony have been feeding over the past few months.
However, while we don’t have any official news regarding The Last Guardian we do have a pretty exciting rumor. According to Famitsu Weekly, Sony may be ready to announce a release date for The Last Guardian “soon,” provided they don’t encounter any more problems with development.
Again, we wouldn’t get our hopes too high, as this is just a rumor at this point. Sony has promised more Last Guardian info before and failed to deliver, so it’s better to err on the side of caution than to get wooed by a rumor that may turn out to be nothing.
That being said, even if Sony doesn’t reveal a release date for The Last Guardian, the good news is the title is still in active development at Team Ico. For a while it seemed like the artsy boy-befriends-birdthing game had been cancelled even as Sony proclaimed the game was still “in the mix.”
Some have speculated that since so much time has passed, Sony has decided to roll The Last Guardian over to PS4, which has further added to the game’s development time. If it meant the game looked even better than it already does, then we’d venture to guess gamers won’t mind too much. They’ve already waited this long.
Either way, our fingers are crossed that Sony will eventually say more on The Last Guardian, either in the form of a release date or just a piece of news. If you ask us, E3 2014 seems a good a time as any to make the announcement.
Do you think that Sony will reveal a Last Guardian release date? Will we see the game before the end of 2014?
Source: Famitsu Weekly