If you think all those years of fans asking the likes of Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida for updates regarding The Last Guardian were a complete waste of time, it turns out you’re wrong. Heck, I’m wrong, too.

All of those fan sought after updates? They actually helped ensure that Sony and Team Ico stayed with The Last Guardian rather than cancel the title and move on.

That much comes from Shuhei Yoshida in an interview with EDGE magazine. The studios lead offers that Sony “probably” would have cancelled The Last Guardian if fans hadn’t constantly asked for updates on the game.

“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.”

The game was revealed all the way back in 2009 as a PlayStation 3 title. Then it went silent. Behind the scenes, the team was working on all the tech issues met by deciding to move it from the PS3 to the PS4.

When asked about whether or not Sony considered cancelling the title in all that time, Yoshida responded: “If everyone stopped asking about it, probably we would have.”

Now, any updates on Half-Life 3, Gabe?