E3 2014: The Last Guardian Cancelled - IGN
While many at IGN have been eagerly hoping for the appearance of The Last Guardian at E3 this year, we won’t be seeing the game anymore. IGN has received a report this evening that “The Last Guardian is finally cancelled.” According to our sources, the information was disclosed in “Sony’s internal meeting last week.”
Last March, Scott Rohde, Head of Software Product Development at Sony, told IGN The Last Guardian is still “absolutely in the mix at Sony Worldwide Studios.” The game was first revealed at E3 in 2009 with a projected release date of 2011. While 2011 didn’t see the release of the game, we did finally get a chance to see the game running in March of that year. In 2012 Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the game was still in development, despite the withdrawal of the game’s executive producer, Yoshifusa Hayama, and the departure shortly after of Team ICO’s founder, Fumito Ueda.
In the wake of subsequent, conflicting reports that the game was on hiatus, Yoshida recently explained that the studio was waiting to reintroduce the title.
IGN has reached out for additional comment from Sony.