Sony Santa Monica Enlisted To Help With The Last Guardian

by Matthew Kato on Feb 22, 2012 at 03:40 AM

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.