Posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2012 at 9:11 PM by Guest
From the creators of the compelling ICO and Shadow of the Colossus games, The Last Guardian promised to be both beautiful and touching in a similar way. It would be a Sony exclusive, and feature a heart-warming tale between a child and a mythical griffon-like beast, all in breath-taking HD on the Playstation 3 console.
Unfortunately, after failing to be seen at either TGS in 2011, or E3 in 2012, speculation started to circulate around the gaming community, and concern grew as news of Executive Producer Yoshifusa Hayama and Creator Fumito Ueda both leaving Sony, although Ueda vowed to stay with the project in a freelance capacity.
Sony continues to report that the game is “making progress”, but now news has surfaced that the trademark has become “abandoned” – it’s official status being “Abandoned – no Statement of Use Filed”. It is uncertain whether the trademark was accidentally allowed to lapse, or whether this was a deliberate abandonment of the franchise by Sony.
The game was originally announced in 2009, and was then pushed to a 2012 release (from the Christmas 2011 initial launch date), but now any kind of release looks optimistic at best.
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