Sony's Still Waiting for the Right Time to Reintroduce The Last Guardian
Posted by Sammy Barker
The wait goes on
In a dank cave deep beneath Japan Studio, a caged catbird is ruffling its feathers. Asked the inevitable question about a certain title at the Tokyo Game Show this week, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told Game Informer that the platform holder is merely waiting for the “right time” to reintroduce The Last Guardian.
“The team is still there in Japan Studio, [creative director Fumito Ueda] is still there, but we are still waiting for the right time to reintroduce it,” he said, no doubt with a roll of the eyes. Earlier in the year, the aforementioned Ueda-san noted that the title was in “earnest” development, but that fellow projects Puppeteer and Knack were taking priority. With the former already out of the door, though, surely our favourite animal can be set free soon?
We refuse to give up hope on the game, even though we’ve been talking about it for over four years now. The thing is, with the media queries showing no signs of fading, we reckon that the Japanese giant would have said something earlier if the title had been cancelled. However, it’s clearly being retooled for the PlayStation 4. The bigger question is: when will be the right time to reintroduce it?