SCEA on Last Guardian E3 no show: “timing” wasn’t right

Wednesday, 16 June 2010 19:32 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Want to know why The Last Guardian was a no-show during Sony’s E3 media briefing last night? Hit the break.

“The best way I can answer that is something that Sony does — and we’re very proud of this — is that we’re going to ship a game when we feel it’s ready,” SCEA’s Scott Rohde told 1UP.

“When it’s fully baked and when it’s ready. And with everything else that we’re showing at this show, we announced a million different things at this show, we just didn’t feel that the timing was right to show that product at this show.

“We’re going to show it when it’s ready, and when we think that it’s worthy to show based on everything else that developer has done.”

But if you think now there’s no chance of seeing it this year at all, you have hope.

“And there’s more dates on the calendar than just E3,” further added Ron Eagle from the company. “Read into that what you will. There’s nothing official that we can tell you other than The Last Guardian continues in production and we can’t wait to show you what Ueda-San has been up to. The game looks fantastic.”

Cologne or Tokyo, kids? Our bets are on TGS most likely, but don’t quite rule out an appearance of the Team ICO title at gamescom. Or both.

The game was announced at E3 during Sony’s presser last year. No date’s been given for it since, but you can safely assume 2010 is not happening in the west at least.