Sony U.S. and U.K. dev teams helping finish The Last Guardian

Sony 'can't talk about the timing of launch.'

February 21, 2012 / 06:45 PM EDT / (@salromano)

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.

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  • KingOptimus101

    Please come out this year and take the place of Versus XIII

  • http://chaosraiden.blogspot.com/ Chaos Raiden

    I am not surprised to see there are two more developers helping to finish The Last Guardian, since the progress is really slow. I hope the game will be released this year as well.

  • Zero

    This is good news, the game is going to be released some day!

    From what Yoshida said, I would guess the issues must be with the game engine.

    Hopefully everyone involved can get this figured out, so the game can finally be released.

  • hush404

    It would seem that the small team has taken on a mammoth project that’s hard to finish. Decent that they’re in a position to have others come in and lend a hand.

  • vertical09

    Wow, i didnt think the NA branch would work on anything that didnt have guns XD

  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    Hmmm… I find this news troubling and has the potential to be rushed. What is going behind the scenes. I would still like to know why Ueda status with Sony changed.