Sony started their conference off winning: they revealed welcoming news that the highly-anticipated game, The Last Guardian, is still alive. Gameplay of The Last Guardian featuring a young boy and a griffin creature was shown off at the conference.
“You don’t know how long I have waited to re-introduce The Last Guardian,” said Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
The Last Guardian has been shrouded in mystery for years. The game was in development since 2007 and was announced at E3 2009 by Team Ico, the developers, as a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Since then, there were numerous delays and complications, at many times seeming as though The Last Guardian was canceled.
The director who was originally involved with the project, Fumito Ueda, left Sony in December 2011 but remained as consultant. In August 2012 before Gamescom, The Last Guardian‘s U.S. trademark had expired and many thought production was abandoned.
The Last Guardian not only reappeared at Sony’s conference today, but it came with a release date (kind of): the game is scheduled to release in 2016. After so many dashed hopes, players may be wondering if 2016 is the real deal—but Twitter seemed excited enough:
Even IGN’s Naomi Kyle was part of the excitement:
What do you think? Do you think The Last Guardian will really come in 2016? Let us know in the comments below!
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