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Update on The Last Guardian and Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection

Tsubasa Inaba's Avatar + Posted by Tsubasa Inaba on Apr 19, 2011 // Senior Producer, International Software Development

SCEA can confirm that we are officially delaying release of Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection as well as The Last Guardian from their respective launch timeframes of Spring ’11 and Holiday ’11. We will provide more information regarding release timing at a later date.

Here are a few words from The Last Guardian Director/Game Designer, Fumito Ueda:

I announced at last year’s Tokyo Game Show that the release timing of The Last Guardian which is currently being developed would be holiday 2011.

However, to provide more challenging and better quality of content to users and to fulfill First Party Studio’s obligations, I decided to postpone its release timing.

All the members of my production team are working together at a fast pace to develop and release the game in First Party Studio quality.

I sincerely apologize to all the customers who have been waiting for “The Last Guardian” for so long, but I beg for your patience. I will also announce the new release timing at a later time.

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+ megamixer on April 20th, 2011 at 12:27 pm said:

Come on Sony, stop funding shooters and give Team Ico an influx of cash and manpower!


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+ Mattchewie on April 20th, 2011 at 1:24 pm said:

It feels……like someone just kicked a kitten :(


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+ Airwalkinman17 on April 20th, 2011 at 1:32 pm said:

I’m not about to complain.
Sony exclusives usually have such a high level of polish that i can’t stand many multiplatform titles cough*Crysis2*cough.
anyway, I can be a patient man. I’ve currently got lbp2, kz2, socom 4, and portal 2 to keep me plenty occupied
:D
Plus, I’m still really lookin forward to
inFamous2
Resistance 3 (my most anticipated)
Twisted Metal (tied with ^)
and Uncharted 3!
Team Ico knows what they’re doing!


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+ theMADster on April 20th, 2011 at 1:33 pm said:

I can wait for the masterpiece which is to come. Polish and patience go hand in hand.


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+ VendettaLion on April 20th, 2011 at 3:09 pm said:

Whatever it takes to make the title as great as the developer thinks it can be. I am certain this game will further stamp the thesis of video games being art and as an artist I can really appreciate the time and effort going into this title. No doubt that The Last Guardian will change people’s outlook of the world around them.


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+ MarinoBrea on April 20th, 2011 at 4:19 pm said:

Unacceptable. Nobody EVER pushed you to come out and reveal the game so early in its production. Nobody rushed you to set a release time-frame. It’s been 2 years already since you first revealed this game, and it’ll more likely be 3 before we get to play it. Why do you guys love so much to put extra pressure on yourselves and make fans mad?

Is Sony being cheap with the Japan Studio? Aren’t they giving you as much money to make games as the large investments they make on Santa Monica or Naughty Dog projects? Are you short on personnel? What’s the problem you guys can’t just stick to your dates? Geeez!


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+ thepatriots on April 20th, 2011 at 5:22 pm said:

Do whatever it takes.


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+ fleinn on April 20th, 2011 at 5:24 pm said:

Weak..

And the “first party obligations” consist of what, exactly, then? A “life-bar requirement”, and a more structured first level that better appeals to “casuals” (and magazine reviewers who don’t have time to play games)? Or maybe we’re talking 3d and move-integration thrown in at the last minute?

Or maybe we’re going for another GT5 release – where the game is delayed in order to get moved into a better fiscal year, with a higher potential amount of ps3 boxes – and any dlc or expansion plans are all but scrapped. Because the model – add content in order to sell more discs, not to shift microtransactions – doesn’t agree with the plans at Sony HQ?

It’s decisions like these that keep Sony at the bottom of the pile, you know. Maybe some of the heads should go back to selling milk-carton designs again – just saying. You don’t get paid for making products that don’t actually entertain outside your focus-groups.


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+ siegeh on April 20th, 2011 at 6:46 pm said:

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+ igorrocks2 on April 20th, 2011 at 10:35 pm said:

I hope Sony understand that this is the Top 5 list product I love this family for.. I hope if you delay the game (there is no excuse for it but you MUST PULL the heck of the quality as we haven’t seen it before on PS3half of the year delay damn I so expected this game to be out in spring… Ueda-san why!!? you are the best – the best don’t let them go down if they are down the will stand up.


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+ eyesofreality03 on April 22nd, 2011 at 4:37 pm said:

take your time guys, it will be worth the wait, i have faith in you!


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+ Littlegentleman on May 15th, 2011 at 5:38 am said:

Stop messing with the gimmicky 3D that less than 5% of your audience has, and start letting develops develop and add real content to their discs :)


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