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The Last Guardian has been a PS4 release for “a long time now” – rumor

Friday, 15 February 2013 16:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Last Guardian has been moved to a PS4 release, according to former Sony employee Kenny Linder.

According to his post on NeoGAF, the former Bigbig developer said it has been on the docket for PS4 “for a long time now,” but he’s unsure whether it will be a launch title or not.

“It’s been PS4 for a long time now,” he said. “I don’t know, but I know it’s been in development on Orbis for a long time now. Its platform has been questionable for nearly two years, but the last time it was restarted (it’s been restarted a number of times), it was moved to Orbis.”

Earlier this week, Fumito Ueda posted a status update on his website in an effort to assure fans that development on the title was continuing.

He also said its release would be “solely decided by Sony, not myself,” and to “keep an eye out” for an official announcement.

Sony’s rumored to be announcing PS4 next week, and many are hoping news on The Last Guardian will be included during the event.

Thanks, Gematsu.

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29 Comments

  1. Clupula

    I’m certainly not. Moving it to PS4 would be a betrayal, as far as I’m concerned. If I ever do pick up the PS4, I guess I’d eventually pick it up, but that wouldn’t be for several years. Keeping it on PS3, it’s a day one purchase.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. manamana

    Yes, thats what I thought. Hopefully it gets a show on 20th.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. RandomTiger

    A dual release would be fine but PS4 only would be annoying. I’ve had good use out of my PS3 but this was the game that pushed me to actually fork out for it.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Clupula

    A dual release would be acceptable. But PS4 exclusive, way to push my purchase back by 700 something days.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. deathm00n

    Imagine if after all we saw from the old gameplay trailers has nothing to do with the game when it launches like Aliens Colonial Marines. THE HORROR!!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. RandomTiger

    I’m going to hedge my bets and assume it will actually launch on the PS5.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Clupula

    @5 – Actually, what’d be hilarious was if when The Last Guardian releases, it’s actually the Aliens: Colonial Marines demo.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. locus2k1

    Don’t know if true or not… If the reason it’s being development for so long was the developers vision was restricted by the hardware in PS3 and is indeed on its way to PS4 then I’m just happy it will no longer be potential vapour-ware

    On a side note this news piece reminded me of a GT video in regards of the Do and Don’ts Sony (and for that matter MS and Ninty too) should take note of:

    http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/v202xq/playstation-4-playstation-meeting-dos-and-don-ts

    Thought it was hilarious, especially *that* bit in regards of The Last Guardian :D

    #8 2 years ago
  9. daytripper

    Thought ICO was a touching, classy game. I couldn’t get into Shadow of the Colossus, loved the look and atmosphere but half the time I had no clue what I was doing lol. Hope Last Guardian is good.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Mike W

    I wonder was Agent moved to the PS4?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    @10

    That would be vaporware. No one has said anything about that for a couple of years. Every time R* or Sony is asked about it they just point the finger at each other.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Bashtee

    A few fellow neoGAFler nailed it with this: “I’ll be buying the PS4 for the same reason I bought the PS3.”

    #12 2 years ago
  13. ps4some

    To be honest I’ve been waiting so long and watched the original trailer so many times I feel like it came out years ago and I quite enjoyed it already

    #13 2 years ago
  14. ps4some

    @12 word! Same here.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. RandomTiger

    @13 lol

    #15 2 years ago
  16. schrodinger_cat

    Seems game was too ambitious for PS3 hardware

    #16 2 years ago
  17. TD_Monstrous69

    Hey, it’s the least most shocking but maybe true rumor of the year. Though if it doesn’t show up come Wednesday, or by E3, it goes back into the back of my mind, in the bin of “would like to hear about it”, and then continue on looking forward to other games, coming out sooner, from teams that know how to manage game production. Just 4 more days.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    LOL @ 10 yea where is Agent? Rockstar get your shit together. I hope this news is false though. I think the Last Guardian will help PS3 get to that 10 year life goal comfortably as one of the best exclusives this gen for SONY.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. OnionPowder

    This wait has been so long that it’s crazy to think about actually seeing it again.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. theevilaires

    Dude come on we waited longer for Gran Turismo 5 and still waiting for Versus XIII. Just be glad we got Duke Nukem Forever and take that as a sign of hope we’ll see this soon ;)

    #20 2 years ago
  21. freedoms_stain

    Honestly, I’ll be fucking gutted if this is true.

    Gutted.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. OnionPowder

    @20 The difference is that Shadow of the Colossus was truly a beautiful piece of art whereas GT5 is a racing sim and Duke Nukem is just another FPS. I’m just hoping that The Last Guardian can recapture that same feeling SOTC did for me on my first playthrough.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. YoungZer0

    Didn’t Nintendo do the same thing with Twilight Princess?

    #23 2 years ago
  24. CyberMarco

    ^ Twilight Princess was released on GameCube too.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Mike W

    @23

    Yea but twilight was made for the GameCube and then ported over to the Wii

    #25 2 years ago
  26. mathare92

    YES!

    YES!

    YEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! MY PRECIOUS!

    I have no idea whether this game is any good. But I want it. I so want it. Goll.. Gollum..

    #26 2 years ago
  27. naffgeek

    I don’t really care what platform it is on as long as I get to play the damn thing.

    At this rate the Sony show and tell will have all been told.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Eddie Rodrigues

    Yes this is a betrayal, great job Sony.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. _LarZen_

    This is great news, this means a even better looking game then it would be on the PS3.

    I understand children that write here that cant afford a PS4 and have to rely on their parents to buy one for them are upset.

    Get a job and earn money and save up for a PS4 like adults do and you will be fine.

    #29 2 years ago

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    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]