After a long and storied development, full of ups and downs and supposed cancelations, Sony’s The Last Guardian is a game that draws intrigue. Originally planned for the PS3 and now finally closing in on a PS4 release, The Last Guardian remains shrouded in mystery. Fans even got a little bit nervous when the game was absent from Sony’s showings at Tokyo Game Show and Paris Games Week. Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida says this is by design.
Sony is interested in limited showings of the game because it is, supposedly, very story-heavy. This is slightly surprising, considering the quieter, often implicit narratives of the game’s spiritual predecessors, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.
Speaking to Gamespot, Yoshida went on to assure everyone that the game is coming along well. Development is proceeding as planned, and it works and runs just fine. He says they will show things before launch but, again, it’s important to limit details at this point.
It’s understandable to keep details scarce on the story, as the lore and world present in this series of games is an integral part of the experience. Still, Sony could, theoretically, use trailers to mislead players about the story or, at least, show some gameplay footage. I mean, after this long of a wait, fans are a mix of restless, eager, scared and skeptical. We need details.