As the spiritual successor to cult-classics Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, The Last Guardian is one of those games that have seemingly been in development forever. Sony revealed the much-anticipated game once again at E3 2015 and -- frankly – it looks old, especially for a PlayStation 4 game.
In fact, The Last Guardian
-- first revealed in 2009, during the PS3 era -- is such old news that Sony creative director Fumito Ueda wasn't sure people would even remember the title. Fortunately for him, they did.
He stated in an interview with the PlayStation Blog
"Yes, it's been a few years since our last announcement. From my point of view, it was very unpredictable how the audience would react. I wasn't sure if people would remember the title. Admittedly, I was a bit nervous.”
An actual gameplay footage of the game was shown at E3 and reveals puzzle mechanics similar to the ones that made Ico
and Shadow of the Colossus
so wonderful. Watch it and let us know what you think...
Ueda also provided "a number of reasons" why The Last Guardian
has had such a long development schedule, with one of the most significant being the technical challenge of transitioning the game from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4:
"If I had to call out one of them, it was more of a technical hurdle that we had to overcome. But eventually we have overcome it, and we have finally--proudly-- announced the game for PS4 during the E3 press conference."
The game supposedly looks better as a result of making the transition, but we think it has a very strong last-gen vibe to it, particularly from a graphical standpoint (see Unravel
). Let’s hope it’s still under development, because there is a lot of room for improvement.
The Last Guardian
releases sometime in 2016 exclusively for the PlayStation 4? Are you looking forward to it?