Sony Confirm “The Last Guardian” Is Still In Development
There has been a lot of speculation over the last 24hrs regarding the trademark 'The Last Guardian'. The reason being, that the copyright trademark of the brand expired and was classed as 'Abandoned'.
Well it seems that this may just be an oversight by the team and a simple extension is nneded.
TheSixthAxis had this to say:
It seems that sometimes, all you need to confirm the status of a long-forgotten game is to say it’s cancelled, dead, or that somebody forgot to renew the trademark.
Thankfully, in the case of The Last Guardian – a game that today had been the subject of much discussion – all is well. Or at least, it’s still very much in development.
According to a couple of US-based journalists on Twitter just now (including Game Informer’s Jim Reilly) a representative for Sony has confirmed that the game is still alive, but that there’s “nothing new to report at this time.”
Chances are Sony just need to reapply for another extension for the trademark and get the game moving along now.
Hopefully we’ll get an official explanation as to what happened, too, given the huge amount of media attention the game has got this evening we’d have hoped for more than just a few words from SCEA’s public relations department.