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Rumor: The Last Guardian, Gran Turismo Sport launching this year

A Sony rep has teased the imminent release of one of the PlayStation brand's most anticipated games. In other news, the sun is expected to rise tomorrow.


The Last Guardian may release this year.

No, it's not April Fools. In an interview with French magazine, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe VP Phillipe Cardon indicated that The Last Guardian and Gran Turismo Sport would be published in 2016. "This is our biggest release of the year with Gran Turismo and the return of The Last Guardian," he was quoted as saying (per PlayM). "And of course, the PlayStation VR arrives."

Of course, any mention of The Last Guardian materializing into a tangible game should be taken with a mountain of salt. Fumito Ueda's troubled adventure game has been in development since 2007 by Team Ico. Technical difficulties, platform transitions, and the departure of integral team members have plagued the game's production for nearly nine years.

Gran Turismo Sport was announced in 2015 and is being developed by Polyphony Digital. The absence of a number in its title is intentional: although technically the 13th entry in Sony's long-running series of simulation racers, GT Sport is being positioned adjacent to rather than part of the main franchise.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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