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Ueda Apologizes To Gamers For Lengthy Last Guardian Delay

It has indeed been a very long wait and unfortunately, there's no knowing when the game will finally hit store shelves.

But at least the game's director has apologized. During a recent Edge interview, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus guru Fumito Ueda apologized for the numerous delays suffered by The Last Guardian.

"More than anything, I feel terribly sorry that for various reasons I have kept my audience waiting for such a long time."

The game has been in development for over five years now, even though Ueda's contribution to the project was apparently completed "a long time ago." Unfortunately, he can't give us a status update, either, as he says the "details of when, where and how" the game will be finished are beyond his control. Well, remember that he left Sony some time ago, and he has been performing his services on an outside contractor basis.

Over the years, the updates have not been encouraging. We've heard reports that Ueda isn't exactly the easiest guy to work with, and Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida has said that development is "very slow." At this point, it's probably safe to assume that Guardian is a PlayStation 4 project; let's hope we hear more soon.

Related Game(s): The Last Guardian

Tags: the last guardian, last guardian release date, fumito ueda

11/19/2013 10:20:43 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 @ 10:56:40 PM
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Kinda late for that, this game couldn't possibly turn out good at this point.

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Cabalavatar1
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 @ 11:25:40 PM

If it's *anything* like the masterpieces that are Ico and SotC, I still have every reason to believe that the game can be an artistic success.

My only real worries are that the game will take longer if it goes next-gen or it will become vapourware. :(

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YashaZz
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 12:23:47 AM

What sir above me said.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 2:47:10 AM

DNF

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Kiryu
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 2:55:29 AM

u really live in your own little world don't you

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 8:33:24 AM

Name one game with these same massive delays and design problems that ultimately came out a masterpiece and I'll be quiet.

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Kiryu
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 8:40:06 AM

Design Problems? Design Problems? Where did you get that?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 10:16:55 AM

From PSXE:

"The Last Guardian Devs Were Forced To "Re-Do" Some Work"

http://www.psxextreme.com/ps3-news/11765.html


"The Last Guardian Update: 'Technical Issues Being Addressed'"

http://www.psxextreme.com/ps3-news/11577.html

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 11/20/2013 10:17:09 AM

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Kiryu
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 10:50:02 AM

Technical Issues not Game Design Problems.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 2:19:26 PM

You got served.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 1:49:39 AM
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But... we don't want apologies. We want The Last Guardian.

Still really hopeful that this turns out to be as wonderfully evocative as ICO and SotC were.

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___________
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 2:23:20 AM
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people wouldent care if they at least showed something, some screenshots, ANYTHING!
but of course they wont say, shu was asked on friday if he was playing it on the DS3 or DS4 and all he could do is smile and say i dont recall.
which is his way of saying DS4 but i cant say so yet.
for f*cks sake $ony, just announce it already!
this is coming to the ps4, so whats the point of pussyfooting around it for so long!?
not to mention everyones complaining that theres no traditional game that normally releases with playstation, well what better way to silence them and boost the sales of the ps4 than the revival of TLG?
eh, maybe that will be at the VGAs this year, maybe thats why geoff asked.
or maybe will be seeing pigs fly backwards while juggling flaming pitchforks before we ever see this.
to be honest i really couldent care which.
we never see it, is probably a good thing because whatever you imagine is most likely going to be better than, well, lets be honest development hells hardly kind to games.
i cant think of a single game that was in development hell for so long and ended up surprising everyone.
cough aliens colonial marines, DNF, hell even LA noire and max payne 3 were not amazing crash hot games.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 4:10:13 AM
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I'll only pay attention to news on this as soon as it gets a release date. there is just no point getting hyped for this anymore. If it gets released great, if not so be it.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 4:33:52 AM
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well its good to hear that development it still going cos it'd like to see what this game can do and what else sony has up their sleeve.

happy gaming =)

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MRSUCCESS
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 9:03:26 AM
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I don't get excited about games unless they're like two weeks away from release therefore I was never excited about The Last Guardian. They should get their act together though.

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RICHIECOQUI
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 10:00:18 AM
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The truth I forgot about this game maybe that should tell them something people will move on!!

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PC_Max
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 1:22:30 PM
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My concern would be is what game he would have done or be doing for the PS4 if he or they had come out with Last Guardian on the PS3. The game may now be a generation behind and forgettable.

Keep playing!

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gumbi
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 6:33:20 PM
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I was too excited about this game for way too long. It's all used up, I've got nothing left. Instead of getting excited about TLG news now I just roll my eyes when I see the headlines.

If Last Guardian gets a proper release date and we get some new screens/footage, then I'll surely get excited again. I can't forget how amazing ICO and SoTC were.

Any way you look at it though; The Last Guardian is going to have to be a stellar game to live up to the hype and justify the painfully long development cycle. They may have dug their own grave by announcing it too soon, before it was ready... before it was even a game.

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ricksterj
Thursday, November 21, 2013 @ 12:16:33 AM
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This ship has LONG SINCE sailed.

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