The Last Guardian still in development despite trademark abandonment

The Last Guardian

The PlayStation 3 game from the creators of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus is still going ahead.

Sony and Team Ico's game, The Last Guardian, had its trademark abandoned recently, due to an administrative error, the company has told GameSpot.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office were said to have sent Sony a reminder to extend the trademark in July last year. Because no action was taken from Sony, the trademark was cancelled.

This news obviously caused speculation to stir - has the project been cancelled? What's happening with the game, the development team?

Sony have said to GameSpot that they "can confirm that the Last Guardian is still in development". OK, everyone, now we can relax.

The Last Guardian has been in development since 2007, initially for the PlayStation 3, and it was formally announced in 2009 at E3.

Unfortunately, because of several delays and other issues, the game is still shrouded in a lot of darkness. The only details we do know about the game are that it involves a young boy who befriends a huge bird-cat hybrid creature, named Trico. The boy and Trico work together to overcome obstacles in the environment, such as the boy luring Trico with food in order to climb on him and reach higher ground.

The Last Guardian is still due to release on PS3, although there have been rumours of it moving over to the PlayStation 4, which would make sense right now.

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