The lights are on
The Last Guardian has had a rocky development period, but Sony says that internal studios like Sony Santa Monica are helping on the game.
In an interview with Wired, worldwide studio head Shuhei Yoshida admitted that the rumors of The Last Guardian developer Team Ico calling in for help are true. "Well, you know, it’s not just Santa Monica," said Yoshida. "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. Technically, we have the best engineers in the US and Europe, so these teams are helping them, giving advice."
Yoshida also reiterated that creative director Fumito Ueda is still very much involved in the development of the project, despite the fact that he's decided to leave the studio after the game is complete. According to Yoshida, the game is playable, but not to the point where Sony is comfortable issuing a release date.
For the full interview, check out Wired.
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I'm guessing the pressure to surpass Shadow & Ico are killing them but I'm sure it will still be a solid game. They've already proven themselves twice.
Interesting... Very interesting...
Cool! They should've done this anyway, since Sony Santa Monica seems to be their "godfather" studio. I mean, besides dev'ing stuff like God of War 100% on their own, they also oversee/help with games like Modnation Racers and Journey and Twisted Metal. They're designed to not only create games, but make sure ALL games with Sony as publisher are up to that level of quality that makes them world class. It's like Sony has a whole studio to do what Miyamoto does for Nintendo.
I'm very happy now:) Last Guardian will get finished!
isnt santa monica the helping studio of sony
whatever it take to be release this year ...whatever it need
please a realase date at lease for these year
I just want it to be at its best. I am very excited.
As long as it eventually DOES come out and it's as amazing as I hope it will be, I can wait.
Looking less and less likely to come out this year. What could the holdup be? The game's playable so I don't think it's the gameplay. Still, it's Team Ico and whenever this does come out it will be simply amazing.
Even though I'm starting to get worried about this game, I'm sure it will still blow me away when it eventually does come out. I still have faith in it.
On a sidenote, I just recently beat Shadow of the Colossus, and MAN is it a great game! I'm very proud to own the Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collecion; now I just need to get to work on Ico.
Man, after the hd collection earlier this year, i cant wait for this.
I just really hope this game gets released. I would love to see it finished and finished right.
Take your time, people; we'll be alright. Just make sure you finish it.
So much for the supposed God of War IV...oh well good news that a capable team is helping polish up and finish things with this one.
Dang, well I hope SM don't get too put off track by helping.
Sounds to me like they're long on ideas and short on execution. Time will tell.
Let's all take a moment of silence to remember how good Ico and Shadow of the Colossus were...
It needs to come out this year :(