Yoshida: The Last Guardian “Probably Would Have” Been Cancelled If Fans Stopped Asking for It
While The Last Guardian’s re-reveal at this year’s E3 might have been the highlight of Sony’s E3 press conference, the game might not have seen the light of day if not for the fans’ constant badgering.
In an interview in EDGE magazine, Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida talked about the project being migrated from the PlayStation 3 to the PS4, and how it was almost shelved.
Tech issues aside, the game was still early in development, so we had to have a really strong desire to continue the project and rebuild on PS4. And of course we believed in the vision of Ueda-san, and Ueda-san and the core teams really wanted to see this realised, and so did I. Having so many people asking us about the game was great encouragement for us to continue the development.
When asked if Sony would have cancelled The Last Guardian after all this time, Yoshida replied:
If everyone stopped asking about it, probably we would have.
The Last Guardian was officially revealed during Sony’s E3 2009 presser, but long-time PlayStation LifeStyle readers know that it was originally known as Project Trico, which was the working title used when PSLS leaked the footage well ahead of Sony’s official reveal.
Do you think Sony should have cancelled The Last Guardian and had Team ICO make a new game from scratch?