Sony is "Waiting for the Right Time" to Unveil The Last Guardian

By Michael Epstein email: , Updated Feb 22, 2013 11:58 AM EST

There were a fair number of Sony fans who were hoping, if not expecting, to see The Last Guardian at this week's PS4 announcement event. Those people walked away dissappointed.

Sony Worldwide president Shuhei Yoshida says fans shouldn't get down about it, though. Speaking with Kotaku, Yoshida once again confirmed that yes, The Last Guardian is still in development. Sony is simply "waiting for the right time" to talk about it.

"I apologize to people who are waiting for the game. Ueda-san posted that he's still working on it, that he's creative-directing it and that the team in the Japan studios are working hard. We are waiting for the right time to re-introduce The Last Guardian."  

If you aren't familiar with the epic saga behind the game, here's 30 second synopsis: The latest from Ico and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda, The Last Guardian was announced as an expected early PS3 title and has been in development since before 2008. Rumors of the game's cancellation have been kicked up more than once. Last year, Ueda quit his official position at Sony, but is allegedly still heading up the project as an independent contractor.

With the PS4 announced and the way, one of the increasingly urgent questions about the game is whether or not The Last Guardian is still being made for the PS3 or if the team has repurposed the game for Sony's next console. The Last Guardian moving to the PS4 would explain the extremely long period of silence from Sony, who at the same time has repeatedly assured fans of the game's existence. When asked what platform the game would come to, Yoshida replied: "We're going to talk about it when we can."

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