The Last Guardian still “alive and kicking”
posted on 06.13.13 at 01:20 AM EDT by (@salromano)
'We want to be really confident when we next introduce it.'

The Last Guardian is still “alive and kicking in terms of development,” Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told CVG at E3.

“If you visit Japan Studio there are lots of people working on it,” Yoshida said.

“But as [designer Fumito Ueda] shared with people a couple of months ago, we really want to be confident next time when we introduce The Last Guardian to the public, so we are waiting for that time to come,” he added, signaling Sony’s hesitance to disappoint fans with further missed release windows.

Game development is not easy, he added.

The Last Guardian looks to be an extreme case but actually I don’t think that’s the case. What’s extreme is the vision of Ueda-San and the team, which is extremely interesting for all of us including myself, consumers and media people. So that kind of keeps us going, even when they hit really difficult technical issues. If it were another project we might have just finished in the middle.

“I really appreciate that people are still anticipating the game. That’s really positive,” he concluded.

Yoshida was not asked if the PlayStation 3 game made the jump to PlayStation 4. Though it has been rumored for some time.

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  • Velton Ross

    Wasn’t it just said to have been on hiatus like 2 days ago? I smell bull****….

  • Bob Obb

    I get the feeling we’re not being told the complete story. Ueda didn’t quit for nothing.

    • Namekaze_Minato

      Have some faith; all will be well!

    • jujubee88

      He quit because he realized he couldn’t do things the way he was used to (probably).

      When you look at Naught Dog and the games they put out and at the pace they put out, SCEWWS no doubt kind of had to be pressuring Team ICO to pick up the pace, and I guess he took it personally.

  • King-Prodigy-X

    It will be at TGS 2013 as a surprise.

  • bloodiOS

    Please don’t ever be cancelled, and please be released before the ninth generation of consoles arrives.

    • Namekaze_Minato

      PS4 and most likely PS3 as well…..and if MS ponies up the dough Xbox One.

      • GetOffMy_Lawn

        It’s a first party game. Microsoft would have to buy the entire Sony company to get this game on Xbox One, and I don’t think they have THAT much money.

  • Namekaze_Minato

    This is the game I keep hoping to announce a release window every year after Persona 5 (Atlus is still quiet); Final Fantasy versus and Kingdom Hearts 3 (2 of the latter were announced recently).

  • xMCXx

    It’s Team Ico. No matter how long it takes it will be special.

  • jujubee88

    Sony are just waiting for the right time and the right messaging to make a grand reveal. So, my bets are they are at least prepping a short clip (as a bone to throw to the believers).

    I would not leave an off chance of the game being teased at the GOTY awards this year, than a full on reveal and back story on the game in the next year.

    Oh, and it’s coming to PS4. A few leaks kinda already spoiled that “secret” (ex-devs talking about it online, etc). So it’s sorta got the development hell to next gen realized story that FF13VS (now FFXV) has.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Oh yeah, The Last Guardian … Almost forgot about this game!

  • Elvick

    I think it’s smart that they’re holding off showing it again until they know for sure the development is on track and it’ll be finished without issue.

    I don’t know why everyone worries about it. It’s too big to be cancelled, in my opinion.

    • KnifeAndFork

      All the more reason they should have shown something.

      • Elvick

        Why? So people can go “we haven’t gotten anything since that 2013 E3 trailer!” instead?

        Better to just wait to re-reveal the game when it’s on track. Which is what they’re doing.

        People are just moronic and can’t accept that it won’t be cancelled, despite Sony constantly saying it’s still in development over all these years. What more do you want?

  • KnifeAndFork

    They should have least put together a new trailer to keep people interested and informed

  • artemisthemp

    I just hope The Last Guardian ain’t turning into DKF

  • PrinceHeir