Fans’ Continued Belief in The Last Guardian Saved it From Cancellation
Some games are delayed, some never even officially announced but stick in the minds of gamers and never let go. Just look at Half-Life 3 for the proof of that, hope still exists on that one. The same was said about The Last Guardian before E3, and now it is destined to finally be released.
When hope was almost dead for the game and signs were that it was actually shelved for good there was still a belief that one day we’d hear that it was finally being made. It seems that Sony were not blind to this fact, and it may have been what kept it alive.
Shuhei Yoshida was recently speaking to Edge Magazine and had this to say:
“Tech issues aside, the game was still early in development, so we had to have a really strong desire to continue the project and rebuild on PS4. And of course we believed in the vision of Ueda-san, and Ueda-san and the core teams really wanted to see this realised, and so did I. Having so many people asking us about the game was great encouragement for us to continue the development.”
What some do not realise about what we saw all those years ago in 2009 when The Last Guardian was first revealed was that this was simply a presentation to show what the company wanted from The Last Guardian. There wasn’t really a game there, the development of that would come later when the presentation was accepted. This is why there was a question whether it was even worth moving the game from Playstation 3 to Playstation 4 during the development process.
The fact that the gamer’s interest in the game never died and the company listened to this popularity of The Last Guardian has brought it finally into reality. The game will be out next year as a Playstation 4 exclusive.
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