I think I may have placed The Last Guardian on my 'most anticipated games' list in 2010, 2011, 2012 and I'll most certainly place it in my 2013 list — but Sony can't guarantee the game will be released next year, which is quite alarming in context. The game has been in development for four years — at the very least — and with Director and Lead Designer Fumito Ueda working on a contract basis on the game, folks are sincerely speculating whether the game will ever make it to retail.
French games website JeuxVideo recently asked Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida if we could expect to see the game in 2013.
"No, sorry, I cannot say that, he replied. "Because the last time we talked about a date for The Last Guardian, we finally disappointed many people. But I can tell you that the team is working hard on the project, including the engine. It is precisely because the teams working on the technical aspect of the game that we have nothing concrete to show you today. So now I'm waiting for the right time to introduce you to The Last Guardian and speak with confidence of a release date."
I'm still confident the game will be released, but when? That's a trickier question altogether...