Sony has officially confirmed that its highly anticipated game, The Last Guardian has not been cancelled and the IGN article that first reported was a mistake.
IGN reported on June 7 that IGN Russian learned from their sources in Sony claimed that The Last Guardian had been cancelled. Editor in Chief Steve Butts claimed they acquired the information from a credible source while the game itself has been in development since 2007 and has undergone many delays.
Butt stated in the original article, "While many at IGN have been eagerly hoping for the appearance of The Last Guardian at E3 this year, we won’t be seeing the game anymore. IGN has received a report this evening that “The Last Guardian is finally cancelled.”"
In no time Scott Rohde, PlayStation Software Product Development Head, confirmed on Twitter that the game is still in development. He stated in a Tweet, "@notaxation @yosp and I laughed at this rumor over dinner. The Last Guardian has NOT been cancelled."
In response to an official confirmation that The Last Guardian is still in the works, IGN retracted the original story and Steve Butts published an open apology on June 8. The apology was to both readers and Sony for bringing an unnecessary debacle prior to E3 2014 while taking full responsibility.
Butts also apologized to gamers by stating, "To gamers who feel misled by IGN on this point, I hope to win back your trust and have put in place additional rules to minimize the chance that these errors will occur again."
The apology ends with Butts vowing to be more thorough with sources on major stories while wowing that such a mistake will never happen again.
The Last Guardian is a fantasy themed puzzle game that focus on the relationship between the player and a giant griffin. It's still unknown when the game will be released or if it will make an appearance at E3 2014.