Yoshida Updates on Last Guardian's Status - News

By Craig Snow, October 3, 2013
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In an interview with Sony's Shuhei Yoshida, GamesIndustry devoted a good chunk of their time quizzing the President of Sony's Worldwide Studios on the status of The Last Guardian, the perpetually delayed title from Team Ico, one of Sony's most beloved development studios.

The exchanges hint strongly towards the game now being a PlayStation 4 title, something that has been rumoured for quite a while now. Yoshida is also keen to stress that the game was never 'on hiatus' and that it is very much well staffed and being 're-engineered' under Ueda's guidance.

 

Here's the full exchange:

Q: I'll wrap up with an inevitable question which you're probably not going to answer. The Last Guardian - where is it? It's in this building [Sony Studios Japan] somewhere, presumably?

Shuhei Yoshida: Yeah, in this building!

Q: What console is it coming out on?

Shuhei Yoshida: Ahh... That, I cannot talk about.

Q: It doesn't seem to make any sense for it to a PS3 title so late in the lifespan. I know they have PS4 kits in their office, because I heard them talking about them...

Shuhei Yoshida: So, we're waiting for the right time to re-introduce The Last Guardian in an appropriate way. I can't... Well, the game is in development, and it's well staffed, and Ueda-san is here, working - even though he's not a Sony employee, he's dedicated to the product. But we're not ready to update yet.

Q: The hiatus that was talked about at one time, that's over now? It's back in full production?

Shuhei Yoshida: Hiatus, I never... It was Jack Tretton! He used that term, and I said no, hiatus is misleading. It was a hiatus in terms of releasing new information. The game has never stopped - the team has always been here. They're going through the re-engineering of the game, so the team size is smaller, because it's more engineering focused right now.

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