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Rumour: New Team ICO game won’t be shown at TGS08, new Halo game a cert

Wednesday, 8 October 2008 09:56 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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We’ve now been told this three times in the past 24 hours: Sony will not show the new Team ICO game at Tokyo Game Show this week.

Our sources are solid, ladies and gentlebeans, so put your faith in this one.

Do keep your eye on the Microsoft keynote, though: that Halo Bungie “rumour” is getting firmer by the second.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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59 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Why, Sony? Why? WHY?

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    100% on this, unless there’s been a great disturbance in the force.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Robo_1

    Bugger. Sony are supposed to have something like 14 games to unveil though, so hopefully there will be something quite special in there, but still, the lack of team ICO’s new title is hardly welcome.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    There’s no way they’re that stupid. I’m going for your source being wrong on this one.

    /sticks neck out

    #4 7 years ago
  5. patlike

    I’ll have a tenner on it.

    *neck well and truly out*

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    You’re on!

    #6 7 years ago
  7. patlike

    *shakes on it*

    *knocks coffee off desk and falls off chair*

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Blerk

    I think they probably are that stupid.

    #8 7 years ago
  9. morriss

    I’ll take double from whoever wins.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    If this is true, unless Konami shows Zone of the Enders 3 and is exclusive to the PS3…

    Sony = Fail.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. Tonka

    Do we know for sure that Team ICO has anything to show?

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Panipal2005

    I think I heard that Trico was shown behind closed doors at GC so….Sony are dicks

    #12 7 years ago
  13. Gamoc

    Team Ico are definitely working on something (I think it’s actually 2 or 3 games), I wish they’d show something already. I swear, when I see their games I will need to change my pants afterwards.

    #13 7 years ago
  14. yupyup

    Oh dear, oh dear.

    #14 7 years ago
  15. No_PUDding

    Who are the sources pat?

    #15 7 years ago
  16. No_PUDding

    Seriously, Pat, were these Sony people telling you this?

    #16 7 years ago
  17. Johnny Cullen

    Pat, I’m gonna be honest.

    Just keep saying to yourself and everybody in here too to say the one word as well, say it with me…

    Believe.

    #17 7 years ago
  18. patlike

    Johnny – :D

    Pud – Can’t say, I’m afraid. Got to protect the innocent, isn’t it.

    #18 7 years ago
  19. No_PUDding

    So it’s not a Sony person?

    #19 7 years ago
  20. mart

    Hehehe. As if he’s going to tell you one way or another. Stop asking!

    #20 7 years ago
  21. No_PUDding

    Shut up will you.

    Can you confirm if it was a Sony exec or not?

    #21 7 years ago
  22. ecu

    I believe this. I’d guess that they’re simply not ready to show it. Maybe they think their line up is strong enough without it, and they can save it for a boost at another time.

    #22 7 years ago
  23. absolutezero

    nudge nudge wink wink

    A friend of someone morriss knows told him Fable 2 is shit.

    100% accurate here.

    #23 7 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    lol… relax Pud, you’re going to have an seizure. What will be will be.

    #24 7 years ago
  25. No_PUDding

    Their lineup isn’t strong enoguh without, I can promise anyone that.

    Nevermind.

    Perhaps somethign in 2009. I will admit it, I am still hopeful this is hype defusing or giant NDA’s.

    #25 7 years ago
  26. ecu

    Maybe THEY THINK their lineup is strong enough without it. They’re probably just not ready to show it, no big deal. Whenever it’s ready, I’ll look forward to it.

    Although I kind of hope they keep delaying it just so I can LOL at Pud.

    #26 7 years ago
  27. mart

    lol indeed!

    #27 7 years ago
  28. Blerk

    It’s surprising how inconsistent Sony is in these matters. They quite happily announce MAG with a wonky pre-rendered ‘this is what it might look like when we’ve actually written it’ video.

    But then you have game like this that people are furiously anticipating and they won’t even tell us what it’s called. Or when it might be done. Or what it’s about. Or that it’s actually in development.

    #28 7 years ago
  29. Johnny Cullen

    Well, we do know it’s in Development :D

    #29 7 years ago
  30. Gekidami

    Indeed, its already confirmed to be in development, and i guess thats all that really should matter, wether they show it or not, dosnt mean they’ll finish it any faster, and why release a CG target-render when all Sony ever gets is criticism from doing that?

    #30 7 years ago
  31. Blerk

    I wasn’t suggesting that – I was giving an example of a ‘bad’ reveal of something that wasn’t ready. What I’m saying is, would it kill them to drop a logo and a couple of screenies? For the fans, like?

    #31 7 years ago
  32. Gekidami

    Didnt we get a pic of some round hole thing with a chain at one point? lol

    #32 7 years ago
  33. Johnny Cullen

    Yarp, we got a pic of a big massive chain going down a well.

    I think if it’s not gonna be revealed at TGS, it will most likely be revealed in next months EGM.

    They have this super massive reveal in their next issue stating the announcement is bigger then Manhattan with a pic of a field of flowers with a Sundial.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=337371

    Now, look at where that sundial is pointing at (in the scan), it’s pointing at 3. And that picture is a Team ICO esque screen so thats more then likely to be it should it not be at TGS.

    #33 7 years ago
  34. Blerk

    I’d love that to be true, but I can’t imagine a Western mag getting the scoop on it.

    #34 7 years ago
  35. Johnny Cullen

    Neither can I, especially EGM somewhat.

    Famitsu or OPM UK if they were going for the Western publications tbh.

    #35 7 years ago
  36. Gekidami

    EGM’s november issue dosnt have a R2, or GeoW2 review? By december they’ll be abit late… But anywho, very insteresting, the rumour parts got some gold in to, Kojima FPS?! 3rd party LBP DLC?!

    #36 7 years ago
  37. Blerk

    The KOTOR MMO announcement is October 21st. Could be that. Although I’ve no idea what sundials have to do with Star Wars.

    #37 7 years ago
  38. Johnny Cullen

    TBH, I dont think it’s KOTOR tbh.

    Team ICO or something to do with Final Fantasy VII.

    #38 7 years ago
  39. Blerk

    Oh, the 360 FFVII remake. Of course.

    #39 7 years ago
  40. No_PUDding

    :P

    Disney DLC was cofnirmed at one of the LBP showings.

    So that’s pretty cool.

    But yes, I know Sony have a TGS lineup that is good enough with what they have to announce but Team ICO man!!!

    Either way, I hope it’s revealed before this year is done!

    #40 7 years ago
  41. Hero of Canton

    This news depresses me. Assuming it’s true (which I’m sure it is).

    #41 7 years ago
  42. Psychotext

    VG247 gets backup: http://www.ps3vault.com/new-team-ico-game-will-not-be-shown-at-tgs-2008-3394

    I prepare to be £10 poorer.

    #42 7 years ago
  43. No_PUDding

    Oh shit… The well known PS3vault says its true!!??

    This will be a copycat article.

    #43 7 years ago
  44. Freek

    MS pulled Halo from thier E3 lineup, so at this point I’ll believe anything is possibly not happening. How ever strange it may seem.

    #44 7 years ago
  45. morriss

    They’ve (PS3V) just nicked our story and not credited.

    #45 7 years ago
  46. Psychotext

    Shameful (if true).

    /buries tenner

    #46 7 years ago
  47. morriss

    Seems like too much of a coincidence to me.

    #47 7 years ago
  48. No_PUDding

    And a Korean Gamign site just leaked a Sony lineup list.

    Guess what’s on there.

    Still not 100% but there’s now a counter rumour.

    #48 7 years ago
  49. No_PUDding

    New Halo game a cert?

    Your source?

    #49 7 years ago
  50. Panipal2005

    @ NoPud

    Re Korean gaming site leak –

    Got links?

    #50 7 years ago
  51. No_PUDding

    @Panstre Go to TIG, dunno is Issun posted them.

    #51 7 years ago
  52. Panipal2005

    Oh yeah blerk, could I ask for elaboration on what these sources actually said, i.e. did they perchance shed light on why Sony would do something so blatantly fucking stupid?

    #52 7 years ago
  53. Psychotext

    So… what should I do with that tenner? =/

    #53 7 years ago
  54. Syrok

    Buy Iceland. :)

    #54 7 years ago
  55. Blerk

    Well, whaddya know. They were that stupid! :lol:

    #55 7 years ago
  56. pjmaybe

    Let’s face it though, they don’t NEED to announce anything.

    Just think, where’s the fun in making an official TGS announcement when you can make Team Ico fanboys go absolutely nuts with supposition for another year or so.

    (In all honesty, Team Ico could do a fucking Kart racer next and I’d probably still buy it)

    #56 7 years ago
  57. No_PUDding

    Hehe… had to come back and find this. Totally worth it.

    Man I was crazy infuriated.

    #57 6 years ago
  58. Johnny Cullen

    :D

    #58 6 years ago
  59. No_PUDding

    Everyone needs to go to watch the Where the Wild Things are, and comapre how similar the Last Guardian and it are.

    Right up to a Carter Burwell sound track xD (Not that TLG will have a Carter Burwell soundtrack – I hooe).

    #59 6 years ago

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    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]