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Would You Rather Have The Last Guardian On The PS3 Or PS4?

For a great many PlayStation 3 owners, it is the most missed title of this generation.

And with so many developmental snags and other internal strife, it's no surprise that we still don't have a concrete release date for The Last Guardian. There has been much talk about it being saved for the next generation; perhaps it'll arrive during the first months of the PS4's tenure.

But that brings up an interesting question: Would you rather see this game release on the PS4? Or do you want Sony to bring it out for the current hardware? There are pros and cons to each, of course: On the one hand, it sucks that we'd have to wait even longer for the game and furthermore, we'd all have to buy an expensive new piece of hardware to play it. On the other hand, the team could feasibly do something really special by utilizing next-gen hardware and we'd get a truly memorable and perhaps even revolutionary experience. And can you imagine The Last Guardian being a PS4 launch title?

But then again, maybe it's best to keep the game on track for this generation. Given the amount of time and resources this project has sucked up by now, you'll want the biggest possible audience, right? Launching only on the PS4 could be financial suicide; there'd only be a tiny fraction of the PS3 audience. That, of course, is always a big stumbling black for all games that release exclusively for new hardware that almost nobody owns. So what do you say? The Last Guardian now or later?

Related Game(s): The Last Guardian

Tags: the last guardian, last guardian, the last guardian ps3, the last guardian ps4

1/6/2013 10:08:11 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (24 posts)

MartyRules
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 10:29:51 PM
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If it was able to be a ps4 launch title that would be great, but I don't want anything else to further prolong its release.

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bebestorm
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 10:52:38 PM
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Doesnt really matter to me... I would really like to see new footage and gameplay details.

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Kiryu
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 10:55:47 PM
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Same thing happened to Ico. if people are aware Ico was scheduled for PS1 then made for PS2 which made it a perfect game.

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amonte64
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 10:58:55 PM
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The pros to it being on PS3 are:

huge install base and still getting ridiculously bigger by the week which means more sales and when the game comes out even more sales just because of the game which is more sales for Sony and Team ICO in software and hardware.

all those 70+ million (80/90+ million by the time the game comes out) will already have a PS3 so you can play it and there's no need to shell out guaranteed $300+ for a console.

Team ICO already started working on it on the PS3 and know the hardware, if they switch to PS4 they have to change everything which costs money, time and manpower and learn the new PS4 hardware.

Pros for PS4:

Better hardware so in theory it would be a bigger, better game and more can be done (depending on how much better PS4 is than PS3 depends on how much bigger, better and how much more the game would be on PS4 than PS3) but of course the devs have to know how to develop for PS4.

PS4 will automatically have an enormously, gigantic, AAA must have at launch or close to launch (assuming it releases at launch or close to launch) so there PS4 won't have to depends on other devs/pubs and PS3 already has a legendary amount of AAA, must have, best games ever exclusive to it (almost all being Sony games) so it doesn't "need" more.

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YesterdysRising
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 11:03:57 PM
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I wonder how much work it would take to change consoles. I would imagine it wouldn't be just as simple as transferring the current project files over to the new dev kit, but I suppose I could be wrong. Anyways, I don't really care when I play this, as long as I play it sometime. I have plenty of games to play and won't be running out anytime soon so as long as they give it their best effort, it will be great no matter what console!

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Nas Is Like
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 11:35:05 PM
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If it was released in the PS4, it would probably help jumpstart the PS4's life cycle and boost sales. Plus the game would be more impressive so I'd go with PS4 release.

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playSTATION
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 12:32:21 AM
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playstation4

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Beamboom
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 2:06:16 AM
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PS4, clearly. I got a too large backlog on the PS3 as it is, and with the upcoming months I'll have enough games to last me well into the launch of the PS4.

So most definitely PS4.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 2:16:21 AM
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*political incorrectness ahead. I do not mean to offend*
Error in the article. Something about a stumbling black, which is something I see on a near daily basis. The drunk problem in this town is shocking.

Anywho... I have to say PS4. Wasn't it said quite recently that the team had to rework a rather large portion of the game? Maybe that's a cue to indicate that it's headed to the PS4 no matter what happens.

I'd love to see it on the next console, and as a launch window title because that would give it a guaranteed blockbuster, and quite possibly a killer app, from Day One. There is incredible aura that has been built up around Team ICO games that would influence a lot of core gamers to make the jump immediately and besides that, it would be capable of far greater AI computation and goodness knows what else. The PS3 gives it a better install base, but people still generally aren't likely to pick it up if they're not previously interested.

In either case, Sony NEED to advertise this with the entirety of their yearly budget. This will deserve more sales than it can possibly wind up getting. Yup, I said it.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 3:37:17 AM

In either case, I expect Team ICO to be either dissolved or reassigned following its release. No Ueda = irreparable damage. Set them to working on other original Sony JP games like Puppeteer.

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Excelsior1
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 4:04:53 AM

hehe. ouch. stumbling black? No doubt a typo and should read stumbling block. As for TLG I would rather see it on the PS3. It has sucked up enough of Sony's resources already.

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 2:21:15 AM
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I would rather have it stay what it is, a PS3 exclusive. One of the titles that really show off the true power that the PS3 holds.

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Zeronoz
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 3:32:52 AM

I agree! Since we have an extra 3 years before all attention goes to the PS4, I would love to see the PS3 goes out with a "FINAL BIG BANG ATTACK!"

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 2:23:25 AM
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I would love to see a NEW game built for the PS4, whether it's from this series or not would make no different, the people in Team ICO are amazing nontheless, lol.

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___________
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 2:54:12 AM
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both.
id want it for ps3 because of the larger install base, and hopefully it would help it sell really well.
than developers would stand back and say wow people do like artistic thoughtful games, and go make their own.
plus we get another awesome game, and the time saved releasing it now could be spent doing a sequel.

but than id like it on ps4 simply because of the more advanced technology they can do more with it, and lets be honest launch systems always have few games and fewer good ones so this would be a big boost as a launch title!

if i had to choose one over the other id go ps4, because the benefits of that id expect to be greater than the benefits of the ps3.
i doubt it would sell that well to make publishers stop making shooters, and $ony JP like to take their sweet time so 1 year in their calendar is like 1 day!
even if it did release on ps3, we wouldent see their first ps4 title till like 4 years in!

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xnonsuchx
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 6:44:45 AM
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Since it was touted as a big example of what the PS3 could do, I think it would be a nasty "Well, OK, the PS3 COULDN'T do it" admission if it's not on PS3.

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Underdog15
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 9:07:02 AM
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I think I would just rather have the last guardian already. Full stop.

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CrusaderForever
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 9:44:41 AM
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PS4 Launch title would be fantastic and would really help boost those PS4 console sales.

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gumbi
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 9:52:45 AM
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I don't really care anymore.

I guess for software sales, it would make more sense on the PS3. They've dumped so much time and money into this project that they'll need the big install base for it to pay off. But if they want a hugely hyped launch title to push PS4's off the shelves, TLG might fit the bill.

Do we really want Team ICO to have to learn ANOTHER new console architecture though? They've struggled enough with the PS3. I wonder if they could even make the PS4 launch.

I don't know. I've become disenchanted with this game. They had me on the edge of my seat for so long that I fell off.

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xenris
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 10:34:39 AM
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PS3 please. I have no interest in getting a PS4 yet.

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telly
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 10:55:55 AM
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I'm totally sympathetic to PS3 owners who want the game released on the system they were promised it would be released for. But, at this point, I think Sony is in for an absolutely brutal war with Microsoft next gen, to say nothing of Apple (how much do you wanna bet the long-rumored Apple TVs will come with a Steam-esque game service out of the box?) and a game as anticipated as Last Guardian could really help PS4 establish a beach head. If I'm Sony, it's a no-brainer -- PS4. And because I want to see PS4 do well, I'll support Last Guardian on that platform as well.

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THEVERDIN
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 2:09:16 PM
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RIP

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PSTan
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 5:13:15 PM
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I'd like it on the PS4, but can we have a cross-buy version for the vita too? That would jump start both PS4 and Vita sales.

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ricksterj
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 11:41:08 AM
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Make this game one of the PS3's "last hurrahs".

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