(The Last) Guardian’s aliiiive!

This big fella has been chained up for far too long.

We all want a giant bird-cat-monster thing for a friend, don’t we? It’s human nature. That is almost certainly why Sony’s The Last Guardian is so anticipated by so many. Well, that, and it’s from the people behind cult classics Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. The big question at the moment is whether or not the game is stuck in development hell. Once again, Sony have offered a ray of hope that it is, in fact, languishing in development purgatory. Speaking to Eurogamer, Sony Worldwide head honcho Shuhei Yoshida promised that:

“The team is still working on it very hard, there are certain technical issues they’ve been working on. That’s the period of time when the game, looking from the outside, doesn’t seem to be making much progress. […] It turned out the technical issues are much harder to solve. So the engineering team had to go back and re-do some of the work they had done.”

The Last Guardian had been scheduled to release late 2011, but has not been seen for quite some time, and was missing in action from Sony’s Gamescom conference earlier this week – as well as no-shows at this year’s E3 and last year’s Tokyo Game Show. With the news that lead designer Fumito Ueda is only working on the title as a contractor, many have speculated that the title is in deep trouble, and there had been rumours that the game was being prepped for release on Sony’s PlayStation 4, which many are speculating will be released towards the end of next year. However, Yoshida insisted that the game is still in development for the PS3. We can only hope that the giant cat-eagle-monster escapes from its development purgatory soon

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Written by Kevin M

I've been addicted to gaming since my parents bought an Atari console way back in the 70's. I progressed to the iconic Speccy, Amiga, and all the Playstation platforms. Having seen games evolve from single pixel bat and ball, to HD constructed environments, gaming has changed much from my early years. Having defeated the rock hard R-Type on the Speccy, the biggest challenge I've faced so far is putting up with the hordes of American teens spouting abuse in the current generation of consoles, noob indeed!

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