In today’s installment of “News We Didn’t Expect or Want to Hear,” Sony Computer Entertainment America has abandoned its trademark for the highly-anticipated and highly-elusive The Last Guardian. The discovery was made after the crew at PlayStation Lifestyle were scouring the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s website, where they found that the trademark had been “dead” and “abandoned” as of August 6th. After reaching out for clarification, Sony responded with the usual refusal to comment on rumors and speculation.
The news is troubling, but all hope is not lost. Ubisoft abandoned its trademarks for Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 earlier this year to avoid “administrative confusion” and later confirmed that the game was still under development.
Whatever it ends up being called now, Sony will have to reaffirm their fans’ faith by showing something of the game soon considering its long and rocky development. It’s possible the game may be at Gamescom, but the Tokyo Game Show is a more likely venue should the game still exist. Until then, hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
Source – PlayStation Lifestyle