E3 2014: Sony Shoulders the Blame for The Last Guardian Rollercoaster
Posted by Sammy Barker
"We owe the fans," says Yoshida
The Last Guardian has been culled and resurrected more times than we’ve yawned over the past 48 hours, but Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has reiterated categorically in an interview with Eurogamer.net that the title is still very much in production – it’s just not ready to be shown yet.
“There were a difficult couple of days before the show – I’m sure that you noticed,” the affable executive explained, referring to the controversy regarding IGN’s erroneous cancellation report. “I'm so happy that [the article] was retracted before the show happened.” As for an update on the title’s status, the buoyant boss merely reiterated that it’ll share new information when it’s ready.
“Lots of people tweeted me that they were heartbroken by that news [prior to the show]. People are going through this roller coaster of emotions, and it's our fault for not releasing the game yet,” he sighed. “We owe a lot to those people, but we really don't want to release piecemeal information until we can say that this is The Last Guardian – so we ask you to wait.”
The big question is: how much longer must we sit twiddling our thumbs, waiting for the iconic catbird to nudge its way back into our life? This editor was secretly confident that the long awaited exclusive would debut during this week’s show, but it looks like attention will now switch to GamesCom and the Tokyo Game Show. We can’t take much more.