This is no good.
As far as many PlayStation 3 owners are concerned, one of the biggest reasons they currently own Sony's machine is because they're anxiously awaiting the long-anticipated The Last Guardian .
But after debuting to amazed crowds more than a few years back (we don't like to think how ago it really was), we've been hearing nothing but bad news. Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida recently said that some "technical issues" were being addressed and prior to that, we learned that Team ICO boss Fumito Ueda was no longer a Sony employee. Then you've got rumors that Ueda isn't the easiest guy to work with and oh yeah, the fact that we've seen absolutely no evidence of progress on the project.
And now, it seems Sony has abandoned "The Last Guardian" patent according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The "Live/Dead" indicator comes up "Dead" and that might say it all. As much as we'd love to see this game arrive at some point, we may have to face up to the disturbing facts…but who wants to be optimistic and say Sony is saving it for the next generation now? Anyone?
By the way, we've heard from a "Sony representative" that the game is still in development but we're really going to need something more official than that. A name better step up and confirm…
Related Game(s): The Last Guardian