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The Last Guardian Not A Top Priority For SCE Japan Studio?

It's still vague, but at least it's an update...kinda.

We didn't hear about The Last Guardian at Gamescom, and it's just another event that has passed without mention of the long-awaited title.

However, during a recent Famitsu interview with Team ICO creative director Fumito Ueda (as cited by Polygon), we find that the game is still in development. The only problem is that it doesn't top SCE Japan Studio's priority list right now:

"It's under earnest development. However, SCE Japan Studio, who's working on The Last Guardian, also has titles like Puppeteer and Knack, and those are only the ones currently announced. Those are taking priority right now."

That's a little disconcerting. It almost sounds as if he's saying the game is on the back burner, despite his "earnest development" comment. Is it because they're waiting to make the transition to the PlayStation 4? Knack is one of the PS4's confirmed launch titles, even though Puppeteer is just a digital title for the PS3. At this point, one would have to assume that Guardian has become a PS4 exclusive, right?

Related Game(s): The Last Guardian

Tags: the last guardian, the last guardian release date, the last guardian launch date

8/21/2013 11:19:47 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

Lord carlos
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 11:31:53 AM
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LAME

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bebestorm
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 11:35:57 AM
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Wow WTH!!

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gumbi
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 11:36:51 AM
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It's crushingly disappointing, but I've abandoned all optimism for this project. Until I see it on store shelves, TLG is vaporware.

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MeXiCaNFiGhTe12
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 11:49:44 AM
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Just burn this along with Agent.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 12:07:30 PM
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Yeah looks like it's gone next gen, which will only make it take longer. At this point it's probably impossible to make it a good game or a sales success.

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Cho_Quin
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 12:32:37 PM
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This game is dead, its not coming out. And if if it comes out, its going to be lame... Lets forget about it and move on.

The Puppeteer sounds like a lot of fun, and its a real game, so it has that going for it

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touchyourtoes
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 1:16:12 PM
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Sony needs to take this game out to the pasture and put it down. It won't live up to the hype, it won't come close to covering the cost of development, and it likely won't be fun to play given the inner turmoil with the team.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 2:08:12 PM
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PSN game I bet.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 2:55:48 PM
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Seems like TLG will be cancelled eventually.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 3:23:59 PM
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Puppeteer is also getting a retail release. And I'm super psyched for it!

I think the thing to remember with this news is that Team ICO is only a small part of Studio Japan (I think it has a headcount of about 50 people), so it's likely that they're doing their best to smash it out and move it over to PS4, but the rest of the studio are working on their own games. I have a feeling that the Knack team will move over onto TLG when it's finished as they will be able to provide the expertise and if Cerny gets involved in TLG... We will have absolutely NOTHING to worry about.

It's a shame we're still waiting on this, but.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 7:31:19 PM

Aye. Puppeteer does look great. So too does it's price.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 7:32:02 PM

...and I just tried that Rayman Legends demo and it's incredible.
Really, I think it's going to score some very nice reviews. Platformers can still rock.

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ricksterj
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 9:14:46 PM
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Face it (PUH LEEZE); this ship has left the dock; this train has LEFT the station. Like I said; it'll be in Wal Mart bargain bins for $20 (or cheaper) at launch in an "oops moment".

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Gabriel013
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 1:37:34 AM
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I agree that in all likelihood they will have invested so much in developing then redeveloping for new hardware that this will struggle to get close to break even when released.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 3:42:03 AM
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well it'll come when it comes i guess for whoever wants it. at least they are working on it.

happy gaming =)

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___________
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 6:59:39 AM
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minimum of EIGHT years in development and its not the top priority for the studio!?
so when will it be, once it passes DNF territory!?

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Lunar_Miyuki
Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ 1:24:41 AM
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correction 7 years now but whatever seems like Sony and square enix have something in common they delay games for years need i say more?

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