Rumours that the much anticipated game from Team Ico, The Last Guardian, has been cancelled have been denied by Sony.
The Last Guardian was declared 'on hiatus' last year but is apparently now considered to be in full development.
The cancellation was reported by IGN citing sources with information on an internal Sony meeting that took place last week. Playstation software product development head Scoot Rhode responded via Twitter to quash the report.
’I laughed at this rumor over dinner. The Last Guardian has not been cancelled,’
Further confirmation came from Sony Computer Entertainment of America chief executive Shawn Layden talking to Spike TV presenter Geoff Keighley who stated that the game is in full development in Japan.
IGN has since issued a full retraction and an apology for reporting on the cancellation.
The rumour of The Last Guardian being cancelled was easy to believe. Last year, the game was declared as ‘on hiatus’ by previous SCEA chief executive Jack Tretton who said that the project was on hold but that [i]‘projects never ultimately go away’[/].
Announced in 2009 for the Playstation 3, Team Ico’s game about a boy and his griffon has been expected to show up at almost every E3 since and speculation is beginning to mount as to whether it will feature during Sony’s press conference at the show this week as well as whether the game is still being developed for the Playstation 3 or if it is instead being reworked for the Playstation 4.