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.