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GameStop is telling customers Last Guardian is cancelled, but Sony says it’s not true

We’ve been worried about Last Guardian for months now. It skipped E3 and Tokyo Game Show, and the game’s director continues to work on the game, but has quit Sony. But we’d never thought it’d be cancelled, that is until a friendly phone robot from GameStop told people the game wasn’t coming out. However, don’t panic and let this add to your already mounting holiday stress, the perpetually delayed title is still coming no matter what the mega-retailer says.

Just hours ago people were popping up all over the internet saying they’d received calls from GameStop that The Last Guardian (and the customer’s preorder of the game) had been cancelled. You can hear one of those automated calls here. It’s easy to understand people believing a huge corporation like Stop saying a vendor had cancelled a game, but fortunately Sony was quick to clarify things

According to a Sony representative, Sony is very clear on Last Guardian still existing in this quote: “It's not true. The game is still in development, it hasn't been cancelled.” And that’s clear enough for us. We’ll mark this down to either a technical malfunction with GameStop’s computerized calls, or them getting incorrect information from this “vendor” person. Either way, if you get a call from GameStop today about Last Guardian, please don’t do anything drastic, as everything’s fine (except for the fact Guardian has no real release date).

UPDATE: GameStop has now issued a statement taking responsibility for the goof. Here's what they wrote:

""The Last Guardian has not been cancelled by Sony as we incorrectly stated in an automated call to reservation customers. Because the game did not have a specific release date, GameStop made the decision to remove the game from our system. The Last Guardian will be reinstated for pre-order when a firm launch date is known."

11 comments

  • ItBurnsWhenIWii - December 22, 2011 8:44 p.m.

    Ha maybe now they will move there asses. Good on gamestop for not putting it up until it gets a release date
  • slowdrum13 - December 22, 2011 6:30 p.m.

    I hope it got canceled, it looked really dumb. plus ico and shadow sucked, so I had no one give a shit.
  • angelusdlion - December 23, 2011 10:20 a.m.

    Obvious troll is obvious. Just wondering how many hours you've put into MW3 then?
  • ChaosEternal - December 23, 2011 1:06 p.m.

    My thoughts exactly Angelusdlion. >_>
  • slowdrum13 - January 19, 2012 2:41 p.m.

    haven't bought mw3, I'm too busy with BF3. And I'm not trolling, that would emply I was I was making stuff up just to piss you off. This game really does look like a waste of time. And I bought the ico/shadow collection.....why did people like this stuff again?
  • talleyXIV - December 22, 2011 5:07 p.m.

    Gamestop is so god damn dumb. Why would you just assume something like this? Can you imagine this at their HQ? Some guy just brings up the fact that The Last Guardian wasn't at E3 and just says that it is cancelled and everyone believes it. Silliness.
  • TheIronMaiden - December 22, 2011 3:30 p.m.

    I no longer shop at game stop. Gamefly has much better deals on used games : ) Altho they can have nice pre order bonuses for those who..you know..like that kinda stuff.
  • DecoyOctorok - December 22, 2011 3:23 p.m.

    Gamestop bashing aside, this still isn't exactly good news. Hopefully this doesn't turn into another Gran Turismo 5.
  • fanfundy - December 22, 2011 3:04 p.m.

    Fatbot said it perfectly
  • Fatbot - December 22, 2011 2:50 p.m.

    Gamestop also tells everyone that their used games are worth pennies and that you need to preorder the new Call of Duty because it's sure to be sold out everywhere.
  • HankVenture - December 22, 2011 2:42 p.m.

    gamestop.. the most popular gaming retail store, and they usually have no idea what's going on in the gaming world

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