The Last Guardian Trademark Expires Following Lack of Extension

Sony’s adventure title remains relevant but in name alone.

Posted By | On 16th, Feb. 2015 Under News

The Last Guardian

Sony’s The Last Guardian has been through a rather prolonged development period and despite assurances from the publisher that it is alive and well, we’ve seen pretty much nothing from the game since its initial reveal in 2009.

The trademark for the game has seemingly expired with Sony not electing to extend the same in the United States office of patent and trademark (via NeoGAF). Oddly enough, this isn’t the first time this has happened as another trademark expired for the game before. Sony will likely apply for a new trademark or, in a least likely scenario, trademark a new name.

The Last Guardian is nowhere close to release, with Team Ico director and designer Fumito Ueda leaving the studio but continuing on in a consolatory role. Will it eventually emerge, perhaps at E3 2015 and perhaps for the PS4? We’ll be waiting and watching as always but thus far, it likely won’t be happening.

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  • TheAdjustmentBureau

    I really would like to know more about what happened here. Looks like we have awhile for this game :/

    • d0x360

      Probably the same thing that happened to ICO and shadow. The game kept changing with a wandering direction. The thing is ICO and shadow turned oit very interesting BUT they didn’t sell well. Chances are Sony lost patience with the dev team and tried to force them into a direction to the guy quit but then fan outcry forced Sony to hire him back but they are stuck with the same issue they had in the first place.

      Hopefully the game gets finished but its not looking likely.

  • Starman

    The whole ‘Team ICO is gone’ I doubt this game will ever happen , I gave up ..


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