Yoshida: The Last Guardian team had to “re-do” work to solve technical issues

Still a PS3 game, says Yoshida.

August 15, 2012 / 10:58 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Another games expo, more lack of Team Ico’s The Last Guardian, another non-update from Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida.

Speaking to Eurogamer at Gamescom, Yoshida said: “The team is still working on it very hard. There are certain technical issues they’ve been working on. That’s the period of time when the game, looking from the outside, doesn’t seem to be making much progress. But internally there is a lot of work going into creating the title.”

Some areas of The Last Guardian, once dated for a late 2011 release, had to undergo a complete “re-do” after the rise of “technical issues,” according to Yoshida.

“We had the game playable,” Yoshida explained. “At one point we felt that it would be produced for a certain time period. That was the time we prematurely talked about the launch window. But it turned out the technical issues are much harder to solve. So the engineering team had to go back and re-do some of the work they had done.”

Some have suggested the game’s made the jump from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4, thus the delay. But Yoshida confirms that is not the case.

“The game is developed on PS3,” he said.

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  • xMCXx

    I fear they have the same problem as Duke Nukem had.
    They take too much time, while the tech gets better and they have to update everything, which takes even more time.

    • kiri25

      I wouldn’t compare this to duke in no way or form. Duke was planned for what 3 different consoles and went thru like 3 different publishers? This of course caused a lot of problems for duke and probably why it failed so bad. Guardian on the other hand is still set for ps3 and under development by the same team, so if anything it would be better to say this is following a gt5 or ffvsxiii path.

    • rockman29

      Why are you even comparing this to Duke.

      Tech issues happen. TLG isn’t the first. It hasn’t bene 15 years yet.

      • xMCXx

         Because the Duke is the most prominent case.

        • rockman29

          Well it doesn’t make it any more relevant.

  • bebestorm117

    Now this is real status update. Well hopefully we’ll see it next year

  • Aldridge517

    Good to hear the team is still hard at work. This game is definitely staying on my radar. 

  • PrinceHeir

    yay a update.

    it’s not much but it’s good to hear the game is not cancelled.

    so at least a new trailer at TGS please!!!!!

  • http://Glowstickbay.com TaiyouGin

    i’m extremely impressed, i still want this game and i will wait until it’s the best it can be if that’s what needs to happen…issue is so many people are complaining about no new updates, the legth it’s taking to make this title..so when it arrives all these bastards better buy it..and they wont..they’ll be too busy buying modern warfare 4..so i really feel bad for team ico.all the work, and in the end probably won’t go appreciated anyways by the mass

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Please be at TGS 2012.

  • http://twitter.com/gamesreflexoes GR+ Entretenimento

    So many games…It dont matter