GameStop apologises for announcing The Last Guardian cancellation

GameStop has apologised for wrongly informing customers that The Last Guardian, Team Ico's in-production PlayStation game, had been cancelled via an automated email.

The game was removed from the company's website and in-store systems at the same time that the email was sent.

Sony quickly moved to quash the rumour, senior director of corporate communications Patrick Seybold issuing a statement saying this wasn't the case.

GameStop has now issued its own statement to Kotaku which reads:

"The Last Guardian has not been cancelled by Sony as we incorrectly stated in an automated call to reservation customers. Because the game did not have a specific release date, GameStop made the decision to remove the game from our system. The Last Guardian will be reinstated for pre-order when a firm launch date is known."

Former Team Ico boss Fumito Ueda left Sony earlier this month, but continues to work on the project.