UPDATE: Apparently a representative for Sony has once again told journalists that the game is still alive in the wake of the discussion that has erupted this morning. However, there is still "nothing new to report at this time." They better trademark that baby quick, then.
An updated listing of Sony’s long-in-development The Last Guardian has classified it as "abandoned".
According to the status update on Trademarkia, "On Monday, August 6, 2012, status on the The Last Guardian trademark changed to Abandoned - No Statement of Use Filed."
The Last Guardian's status and release has been in question for the past few months, despite Sony recently reassuring fans it's still in development.
It was originally announced back in 2009 and delayed several times from original release windows in late 2011 and early 2012. It also made no appearance at E3 2012, further causing doubt in its release.
The game has additionally been rocked by several departures from key staff members like executive producer Yoshifusa Hayama and creator Fumito Ueda.
Whatever the case for The Last Guardian, things aren't looking too convincing that it's still on the cards.
By Nathan Misa