The Last Guardian: If not for the fans, Sony “probably would have” cancelled it
The Last Guardian’s vision was not fit for the ageing hardware of the PlayStation 3, which was one of the reasons development switched to the PlayStation 4 and ultimately caused a major delay.
But part of the reason Sony opted to keep working on it, despite the hurdles, is fans’ passion for it.
“Tech issues aside, the game was still early in development, so we had to have a really strong desire to continue the project and rebuild on PS4,” Shuhei Yoshida told EDGE, as reported by Videogamer.
“And of course we believed in the vision of Ueda-san, and Ueda-san and the core teams really wanted to see this realised, and so did I. Having so many people asking us about the game was great encouragement for us to continue the development.”
Ultimately though, if fans had completely dropped it, the project would’ve probably been axed a long time ago. “If everyone stopped asking about it, probably we would have,” Yoshida added.
The Last Guardian is coming in 2016.