[RUMOR]The Last Guardian Cancelled?

Update: the same rumor was reported by IGN , adding some substance to it. However, PlayStation Software Product Development Head Scott Rohde just denied the cancellation:

Good news for every gamer, then, and let’s hope to see the game in action tomorrow during the conference.

 

Original story:

Every year, when E3 approaches, most PlayStation gamers gather around the hope of a re-reveal of The Last Guardian. This year perhaps the rumors concerning a possible demonstration of the game are even stronger, with Sony‘s Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida mentioning that it was progressing well and he “couldn’t remember on which platform he played”; many guessed a potential PS3/PS4 release.

 

However, just two days before Sony’s E3 2014 press conference, two different tweets from Russian journalists Andrey Zagudaev and Petr Salnikov who work or used to work at GMBox.ru are hinting at a possible cancellation of the game.

The first one simply says

The Last Guardian is over, boys

While the other is a bit more elaborate:

There is a legitimate rumor that The Last Guardian has been canceled.

Of course, please take this as a rumor – nothing is even close to being confirmed yet at this stage, but from what we can gather, these journalists have a respectable reputation in Russia. Indeed, this would be an unfortunate and somewhat unexpected turn of events – would you be upset for the definitive cancellation of The Last Guardian? Let us know below.

Alessio PalumboBy Alessio Palumbo (814 Posts)

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  • Ruslan K.

    Actually, @proof_of_youth’s name is Stanislav Lomakin, not Andrey Zagudaev.

  • Erwin

    Prepare for meltdown…

  • ObsessedGeorge

    It can’t be…

  • GodGamerDerp

    So, we’re waiting for the right time to re-introduce The Last Guardian
    in an appropriate way. I can’t… Well, the game is in development, and
    it’s well staffed, and 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.

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-10-03-shuhei-yoshida-playstation-4-indies-and-the-xbox-one

    Scott Rohde (@RohdeScott). PlayStation Software Product Development Head for Sony Worldwide Studios America

    @notaxation @yosp and I laughed at this rumor over dinner. The Last Guardian has NOT been cancelled.

    https://twitter.com/RohdeScott/status/475515804067569664

    • HalfBlackCanuck

      You’re link is from a while ago though. A lot can change in half a year. It’s not unprecedented to see high profile games cancelled.
      That said, never heard of these Russian insiders so I have no particular faith in what they say.
      I have a feeling this will become a Star Craft Ghost situation…

      • GodGamerDerp

        Just saying that’s the last thing we heard officially.

      • http://www.xboxonedaily.com TheRedButterfly

        They aren’t insiders. They’re journalists who have covered the studio that was previously developing TLG.

    • Jessika S.

      Why are people still talking about this game, forget this game. We’ve heard this a billion times “Rumor it’s Coming” “Rumor it’s Canceled”… To be honest unless they talk about it at this E3 and revive it then you know this game is shelved (DEAD!). Hopefully this will finally end the entire The Last Guardian’s conversations and articles. Stay tuned cause you know Geoff Keighley is going to ask (He always does) and maybe just maybe they’ll finally put it to bed.

      • GodGamerDerp

        This seems like some big troll from misterxmedia or something. Not really but he is Russian.

        • Jessika S.

          Sony’s Scott Rohdes just confirmed that The Last Guardian is still alive, hopefully they’ll show it tomorrow. He also said he laughed when he read the news about it being cancelled.

    • EmpeRawD

      Perhaps you have yet to do enough to please your god. Perhaps another crusade is in order.

      • GodGamerDerp

        Apparently PS4’s stronger hardware, ~3.5 million sales lead, large number of 1st party developers, more games, and more developer support have microsoft fanboys extremely upset. Keep lying and hating while everyone else ignores you and buys more PS4s.

        Microsoft fanboy shills don’t love their console they just hate the success of others.

      • GodGamerDerp

        Evil.

        • Sea-HAWK fan

          You are such a retarded psycho path its not even funny. Get a life kid.

      • GodGamerDerp

        Some severely mentally ill people are upset at PS4’s success and have to spread hate and lies, apparently.

        Apparently PS4’s stronger hardware, ~3.5 million sales lead, large number of 1st party developers, more games, and more developer support have microsoft fanboys extremely upset. Keep lying and hating while everyone else ignores you and buys more PS4s.

        You are clearly malicious trying to spread lies, FUD, and hatred.

  • Guest

    what a load of bs

  • Melissa Rossetti

    r.i.p

  • criteodor .

    russians, ok.

  • Escopablobar

    Well, you can’t mourn what you never really had. I gave up all hopes for this game about 2 years ago. I would welcome it if it ever releases but in no way am I highly anticipating this game. I am just a little bit more than indifferent.

  • Virdin Barzey

    This game should have been cancelled years ago. We haven’t seen real gameplay footage for quite a while now. How many shows has past and we haven’t seen anything new. That was proof enough for me.

    The real test will be E3. If its not at E3 you can bet that this game is done. And if its not cancelled, I’ll be shocked if the game ends up being great. I heard about putting a game back in the oven to fully cook it but this one has been ridiculous. Official or rumor, I’ve moved on.

  • Godoku No-Dan

    You ever consider these two Russian hacks are Xbox fanboys spreading false information. Since when has any Russian report broke ANY game news story EVER? They don’t know s&@*. It has leaked two months ago that Last Guardian is going to PS4.

  • Corey Wells

    Who cares there is a lot of other games that we know will be good, people are pumped over a game they know nothing about with a mediocre trailer

  • Martin Trybus

    Nice proof you got there, two tweets from some random guys on twitter, so sad.

    • http://www.xboxonedaily.com TheRedButterfly

      “random guys on twitter”

      Keep telling yourself that the guys who have kept an eye on the dev studio are ‘random’ people who’s words shouldn’t mean anything.

      • bigevilworldwide

        That is the exact definition of 2 random guys….Thats almost as random and dumb as saying the lady who works at the studios cafeteria…Or the Janitors who clean the studios bathroom

        • http://www.xboxonedaily.com TheRedButterfly

          And at the same time, if they said that MS was going to sell the Xbox devision, you’d be coding a site to write an article about it.

          • GodGamerDerp

            Trying to get in some desperate lies, FUD, and hate before the May NPDs hit and both PS4 AND Wii U probably outsold Xbox in the USA?

            I’m sorry Xbox One is unpopular but you’re just going to have to deal with it.

            • http://www.xboxonedaily.com TheRedButterfly

              You’ve copy/pasted that comment (like all your other comments) on IDK how many articles so far, so I fail to consider your response as anything more than spam.

              • GodGamerDerp

                We definitely saw how hateful and malicious some microsoft fanboys were by immediately taking the rumor as fact and trying to cheer, insult, and taunt over it. I suggest therapy for these people.

                Apparently PS4’s stronger hardware, ~3.5 million sales lead, large number of 1st party developers, more games, and more developer support have microsoft fanboys extremely upset, causing them to spread lies and hatred. Thankfully everyone is ignoring these children and buying PS4s like hotcakes anyway.

  • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

    Two ways to look at this, one: no one really gives a damn, the game has been in limbo so long no one would really care if it was cancelled even most Sony fans. Two: these guys are full of it and are just spouting off nonsense they dont now anything about, also could be xbot propaganda, or bad translational, take your pick.

  • Jato Knight

    Well I heard a rumor that all of the Guardians are now extinct. Since the one staring in this game was the Last one and is now presumed dead they are not able to finish development.

  • 大王 アレクサンダー

    Never trust russians lol. Putin said he wont invade Crimea, well look what happened.

  • doom guy

    From N4G: “Two russian ex-journalists …yeah sure. But it makes sense in the
    overall picture, this statement came from Scott Rohde in March:

    “When asked whether it was still a PlayStation 3 game or if it’s
    migrated to PlayStation 4, Rohde said that he’s “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.”

    For me, it kinda makes
    sense… these guys saw the PS3 version being cancelled. Sony probably
    sent a mail to retailers that they should remove the PS3 version from
    their listings. Meanwhile it has been hinted more than once that TLG is
    being “re-engineered” for PS4 so I’d say that Sony is going to
    re-introduce the PS4 version when it’s ready – hopefully at E3, maybe
    only at TGS. But all in all I believe that it’s coming.”

  • DIGITALxALCHEMIST

    LG has been in dev since 2007! We are half way through 2014. Ueda the mind behind Shawdow of the colossus as well as LG was his project LEFT TEAM ICO studios several yrs ago and so did LG..

    So this article really is not too far from the truth but what we need from Sony is the “Truth” cause if you guys remember Jack tretton at last e3 was asked and basically confirmed LG was not in dev only to have a few hrs later Yoshida damage control and say that its still in dev and going well??…Make what you want of it but all signs points too it not being in dev maybe not cancled but it is not in dev as of rite now.

    • Mila

      Ueda is Still working on the last guardian !
      >> http://www.fumi.to/ <<

      • DIGITALxALCHEMIST

        Rumored to be as still does not work for ico…The last 5yrs i have been waiting for LG i would be the happiest guy in the world if LG gets actual gameplay footage and a release date at e3 im a grown ass man but i would probably cry if i get those too info ar e3.LoL. But again if you put the pieces together it looks grim but here is holding out for hope, have been since its reveal in 2009

  • TranceFormerFX

    6 years of development time while not being at an expo/press conference for almost as long, and people believe it isn’t canceled? Well to be fair, it might not be canceled after all – but it’s DEFINATELY been in hiatus…

  • Hammodi

    9 years in development. Team Ico hasn’t been doing anything else. and they’re still open. I doubt sony will cancel this and waste the tens of millions of dollars they spent on it. It will be released. for PS4.

  • JDES

    Man just announce it cancelled already people have moved on and with all the time it’s had I seriously doubt it will live up to its hype

  • Orionsangel

    Nothing is over!

    http://youtu.be/kun5ncIKhSI

  • DarthDiggler

    LOL so 2 ruskies have the scoop on this? LOL

  • Dangerousjo 1985

    And a single tear falls from all Sony fan boys eyes lol..

    • Alter

      pupupu~ lol debunked

  • Orionsangel

    IGN…

    ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqQQ9_p02o0

  • Mark

    Sony is just hyping the game. Now i’m sure it will be “reintroduced” this E3!!

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