Why was Team Ico’s one-of-them-is-so-going-to-die The Last Guardian, without a doubt one of the biggest upcoming PS3 exclusives, a no-show at Sony’s E3 press conference this Tuesday? According to Sony’s Scott Rohde, ‘the timing wasn’t right’.
He explains: “…we’re going to ship a game when we feel it’s ready. When it’s fully baked and when it’s ready. And with everything else that we’re showing at this show, we announced a million different things at this show, we just didn’t feel that the timing was right to show that product at this show.”
“We’re going to show it when it’s ready, and when we think that it’s worthy to show based on everything else that that developer has done.”
Sony wants to make “a big splash” when the game is announced, Rohde continued, “and we didn’t feel that the timing was right to do it.”
When then? “…there’s more dates on the calendar than just E3. More events. Read into that what you will.”