Team Ico isn’t the only studio working on The Last Guardian. Some of Sony’s U.S. and U.K. development teams are helping finish the project, Sony has confirmed. Santa Monica, the studio behind God of War, is one of them.
“We have great tech people in Worldwide Studios. We have a central tech group in the US and the UK so we are giving them whatever help they need,” said Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida during an interview with Wired (via Eurogamer).
“Technically, we have the best engineers in the US and Europe, so these teams are helping them, giving advice.”
So when is it coming out, then?
“There’s a vision that we want to realise but it’s very very tough and technical issue that the team is tackling and some plans have to be made to evaluate and go through the process,” said Yoshida.
“At one point the progress was great, so we talked about the timing of the launch in the past. But now it’s making progress, but still not to the level – it’s playable, but not to the point that we can talk about the timing of launch.”
The Last Guardian was first announced for PlayStation 3 in May 2009.