“Impossible” For Last Guardian to Live Up to “BBC game” Lore

June 3, 2009 Written by Kyle P.


Forever enshrined in gaming lore was Darren Waters’ BBC blog post, in which he posted that he was shown a remarkable unannounced PS3 game; and that it left him completely speechless. Here is an excerpt of his blog post :

“In fact, the game is such a secret that when I mentioned the game to Phil Harrison last week he was unsure at first whether even to admit the title existed. When I explained I had been shown it under strict Non Disclosure Agreement terms he looked relieved.

I don’t mean to be a tease – all I can say is that I was left speechless. If the footage I was shown truly is “in game”, as told to me by the Sony PR people, then we could be on the brink of a step change in what games consoles are capable of in terms of story-telling and immersion.”

This game was dubbed by the videogame community as the “BBC Mystery Game”. After a year and a half of waiting, the mystery game turns out to be The Last Guardian. The Last Guardian, which was previously known to be Project Trico, wowed audiences with its immersive environment and potential for gameplay. However, Darren isn’t as optimistic about The Last Guardian living up to the hype.

“I’ve carried this secret for so long that it is an incredible relief to finally be able to talk about it openly.

“Obviously, the length of time that has passed between my first glimpse of the game and its unveiling at E3 means that it is impossible for the Last Guardian to live up to the hype built around this so-called ’secret BBC game’.

“As a passionate gamer I’m really excited to see what the final playable game will be like. Ico and Shadow of the Colossus are such great titles, and the studio behind them so talented, that while there is a lot to live up to there is plenty of reason for optimism.”