It’s back. It’s heading to PS4. And it could arrive this year. But the cancellation of The Last Guardian was most certainly a possibility.
That’s according to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida who has told the latest issue of Edge, as reported by Videogamer, that it was the vocal and persistent interest from fans that kept the project alive throughout the dark times.
"If everyone stopped asking about it, probably we would have [cancelled the game],” Yoshida admitted. [Porting the project from PS3 to PS4 was] really, really tough. Especially because we were not sure if the game could be made.
"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."
Yoshida has previously admitted that the game was in reality never able to match the gameplay video previously showed off in a real-world environment. It was only the switch from PS3 to PS4 that gave the team the required oomph to get the game running at an acceptable level.