IGN Says The Last Guardian Has Been Cancelled. Sony Says it Hasn't UPDATE: IGN retract story

By Luke Plunkett on at

UPDATE: IGN has retracted its story with an apology, stating that while it was a risk it was still "credible enough to justify running".

IGN is reporting that, according to "sources" privy to an internal Sony meeting last week, Sony's The Last Guardian - long in development limbo - has been cancelled. Only for Sony to come straight out and deny it.

The IGN story reads:

While many at IGN have been eagerly hoping for the appearance of The Last Guardian at E3 this year, we won't be seeing the game anymore. IGN has received a report this evening that "The Last Guardian is finally cancelled." According to our sources, the information was disclosed in "Sony's internal meeting last week."

The story was accompanied by a tweet:

Almost immediately, this drew a response from Sony's Scott Rohde, who tweeted:

For reference, @yosp is President of Sony's Worldwide Studios.

We're contacting Sony for clarification and more context, and will update if we hear back.

UPDATE - IGN has since amended the story to say the original report came from IGN Russia, and now writes "We're committed to getting the full story and will be updating this piece with more information as it develops."