Yoshida: The Last Guardian team had to “re-do” work to solve technical issues
posted on 08.15.12 at 10:58 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Still a PS3 game, says Yoshida.

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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