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

Wednesday, 16th 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.



  1. onlineatron

    I’d imagine a lot of stuff will get demoed at Gamescom.

    Sony made a big deal of it last year, if they don’t have new hardware to show then i’m sure they’ll focus on games.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    Please Cologne, please Cologne, please Cologne…

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Tallon 4

    Cologne will be nice…I’ll be there!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. manamana

    I’m so at Gamescom. Please show up, oh please.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    When was this game announced originally? Just wondering what the devs time frames have been in the past…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Anders

    Last E3, I believe.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    That’s correct.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    They have to save something for the Euro’s show don’t they?
    Calm down Sony will spread the love to every show. We already know they have more games than Nintendo and M$ combined releasing.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    I’d like to think so, otherwise I’m going on a bit of a wasted journey in August.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    Giggity. If this is going to be at Gamescom, then i’m so happy. :D

    @8 I don’t think so that they have more games… After Nintendo announcements there was a lot.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Mike


    #11 5 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @11 If this is going to be at 2013, then it’s a failure.

    This game need to be shipped at some point in 2012

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Anders

    Sony “only” unveiled the PS3 Slim at GC last year, and Microsoft presented Fable III. Nintendo didn’t have a press conference at all. Hopefully, they’ll be amping up their presence this year.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Mike

    I very much doubt with all the other games that’ll be on show not seeing some emo game with a giant bird in it would not it not worth the trip, Johnny.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. monty12345

    TGS would be more suited would it not and their saving rockstar’s “agent” for gamescom? that’s my guess anyway.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Gekidami

    Wasnt the Slim first shown at E3 and the PSPGo at GC along with Move?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. AHA-Lambda

    @16 – other way around, slim at gc, pspgo at e3. Remember the joke about the worst kept e3 secret ever lol

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    Oh yeah, i remember now. The joke that is. :D

    #18 5 years ago
  19. xino

    why do you keep saying “hit the breaks”?:/

    #19 5 years ago
  20. mojo

    ““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.””

    team ico trilogy edition announced @ gamescom (prop tgs) for 99€/99$ confirmed.

    #20 5 years ago

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