The Last Guardian Is On Hiatus But Hasn’t "Gone Away" [Update]

By Ishaan . June 11, 2013 . 11:25am

Update: Sony’s head of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida tells Kotaku that Tretton’s commments are misleading, and that the game is still in active development.


The Last Guardian is on hiatus, but hasn’t “gone away,” Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton shared with GameTrailers today (via: Polygon).


“I think the cool thing about our worldwide development studios is we have so many projects out there from so many great teams,” he said. “Projects never ultimately go away, so The Last Guardian has certainly not gone away, but it’s on hiatus right now.”


The Last Guardian was being developed by Sony’s Team Ico, the developer behind Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.


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  • Eh… well at least it still exists.

    • pimpalicious

      If you believe that, lol.

  • XiaomuArisu

    I will wait.
    Still need to play Ico and SoC.
    But before that I need to buy a new PS3 damn you YLOD

  • TheExile285

    Might as well make it a PS4 title at this point (IMO)

    • I’d venture that’s what they’re doing.

      • Seems obvious they’d bring it up at this point unless they’re trolls which they’re not.

        • TheExile285

          “unless they’re trolls which they’re not.


    • artemisthemp

      I would be surprised, if they didn’t release it for PS4

  • sandra10

    Probably to help push Knack out the door similar to how Puppeteer was on hiatus for a while to help out TLG. Japan Studios should really expand.

  • Nyandroid

    Well at least it got mentioned!

  • Odd how we saw Versus XIII reincarnate but not this

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Now I’m almost positive this is a PS4 title. But what’s up with it being stuck in this development hell limbo? Crazy…

    • Testsubject909

      Well… I’d imagine if it shifted to PS4. Coding for the PS3 and for the PS4 is highly different, so it’d be as if… you wrote a large script for a 3 hour movie, let’s assume you were at the 2 hour mark and now you’re told you need to start writing it in an entirely different language.

      Well. There ya go.

  • Byas

    Well, now that KH3 and FF VS were announced at once I don’t doubt that this game is launching someday anymore. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised even if Gaben annouced HL3 at this point.

    • TheExile285

      what do KH3 and FFXV (3rd party games) have to do with TLG (first party game)?

      • Byas

        Both were almost vaporware.

        • Luis Camargo

          Almost ?

  • Anime10121

    TGS, that is all

  • ronin4life


  • Tenetan

    Peoples still belive this title is comming? The project leader already left Sony…..

    • OneOkami

      He left Sony but he didn’t leave the project. He was still working on it as a freelancer.

  • Over half a decade without a single gameplay trailer is not an encouraging sign.

  • Dago
  • revenent hell

    I remember reading this game was cancelled……

  • Göran Isacson

    It’s not on hiatus guys, it’s just been completely quiet and no new images or videos have been shown for several years and we know basically nothing about what’s happening… but totally not on hiatus! Totally. iii think I disbelieve, Yoshida-san.

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    five more years and it will reincarnate as Shadow of Titans as a PS5 launch title :p

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