Sony gave us a look at the long-awaited The Last Guardian at E3 -- just enough to whet our appetite. Confirming that "Yes, it definitely still exists," we were shown seven minutes of boy palling around with bird-dog-thing. It wasn't meaningful outside of the context of, again, "Yes it definitely still exists." That was all by design.
In an interview with GameSpot, PlayStation head Shuhei Yoshida said that Sony's intentionally withholding footage because of the nature of the game. "Development is going well, but because it's all about the story, we don't want to show too much," Yoshida remarked. He continued "We wanted to show that it exists, it works, it runs. It's not like we won't show anything before launch, but I think we will try to limit what we show about the game."
That's not much of a departure from the past several years. At this point, we've been conditioned to not expect to see footage of The Last Guardian. That's why when Tokyo Game Show and Paris Games Week go by without any news, it's pretty easy to accept -- even if we all just want to see some more running, jumping, and climbing with bird-dog-thing.