Sony Files New Trademark for The Last Guardian
In the latest news of what now seems to be the longest development window for an announced game ever, The Last Guardian has gotten an official trademark filed from Sony. Again. This is actually the third go around from the company – as a great representation of what seems to be on-again off-again attempts to finally get this long-awaited, long-desired title from Team Ico finally off the ground.
Sony had reportedly abandoned the previous trademark earlier this year and stated that they would be following up on that trademark. And this is likely it: as of March 12, the publisher has officially filed paperwork that is currently pending approval with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
With not-so-long-ago rumors of cancellation, Sony did state that it could “confirmed that The Last Guardian is still in development.” In addition, the game’s director Fumitor Ueda stated last year that Team Ico was “making progress under completely new conditions.” What those new conditions are have not be specified, while other reports claim that the progress for the game is “slow” and that Sony is “reengineering” the title.
So for now, we can all hold out hope that this signals the game finally making the homestretch toward completion and release.