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'The Last Guardian' absence at E3 2014 explained by Sony Computer Entertainment

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Shuhei Yoshida has explained why "The Last Guardian" was not shown once again at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. According to a report from Screw Attack on June 12, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios first talked a little a bit about the cancellation rumor that popped up the night before the company's E3 2014 press conference. The video game was reported to be officially cancelled, which caused a big outcry from the Playstation fan base.

Scott Rohde, the software development head at the same company, ended up debunking the rumor by saying that "The Last Guardian" was still in development. Shuhei Yoshida mentioned that the cancellation report caused a huge swing of emotions. He ended up blaming his company for not releasing the software product on time.

On the other hand, the president also stated that they won't be dripping out smaller pieces of information on the project. Instead, he asked for patience so that the company would be able to provide a proper re-introduction of the long-delayed video game. However, he did not give any indication as to when that might be.

"The Last Guardian" was first shown in E3 2009 with an initial release date window eventually set for late 2011. However, the development team at Team Ico ran into some technical difficulties, causing the project to be put on hold. Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio put the video game on the backburner to finish projects such as "Knack," "Puppeteer" and "Rain." With all three games released, the company should be able to assist Team Ico in development of "The Last Guardian."

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio did reveal at E3 2014 that they will be collaborating with From Software on the PS4 exclusive, "Bloodborne." The Japanese action role-playing game impressed many attendees and quickly became one of the most-anticipated exclusive titles on the system. You can find a screen of "Bloodborne" from the official Playstation Facebook page near the top of this article.