A new rumor suggests that The Last Guardian, the PlayStation 3 exclusive from Team ICO, was restarted to become a PlayStation 4 title. With the PlayStation meeting that’s set to happen next Wednesday (February 20th, 2013), it looks like The Last Guardian‘s status as a PlayStation 4 game could be revealed.
The biggest source of the chatter is Kenny Linder. A developer formerly of Sony’s UK subsidiary Bigbig Studios, Linder has taken to NeoGAF to offer brief comments about the status of The Last Guardian.
It all goes down in a thread about a recent update provided by Fumito Ueda, the lead mind on The Last Guardian. It was in that update that Ueda explained, essentially, that Sony was making all of the decisions regarding the release and information for The Last Guardian. That update lead to a lot of speculation from gamers, some of which pointed towards the possibility of The Last Guardian being pushed from the PlayStation 3 to the PlayStation 4.
Here’s Linder on NeoGAF in one of several posts concerning The Last Guardian:
It’s PS4. It’s been PS4 for a long time now.
When asked about whether or not The Last Guardian is a PlayStation 4 launch title, here’s Linder again:
I don’t know, but I know it’s been in development on Orbis for a long time now. It’s [sic] platform has been questionable for nearly two years, but the last time it was restarted (it’s been restarted a number of times), it was moved to Orbis.
Could the oft-delayed The Last Guardian be revealed next Wednesday as a PlayStation 4 launch title?
It’s worth noting that Ico, the first game from Team ICO, was originally planned for the first PlayStation. After two years in development, Sony and Team ICO elected to cancel development for the original PlayStation and release Ico on the PlayStation 2. Could The Last Guardian share a similar fate?