The Last Guardian Is Being "Re-Engineered"
In a new interview Sony's head of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida reveals some good news: Team Ico's The Last Guardian is still in development, and being "re-engineered", possibly for PlayStation 4.
When asked about the game in an interview with GamesIndustry International, Yoshida said, "So, we're waiting for the right time to re-introduce The Last Guardian in an appropriate way. I can't... Well, the game is in development, and it's well staffed, and [Ico creator Fumito] Ueda-san is here, working - even though he's not a Sony employee, he's dedicated to the product. But we're not ready to update yet."
He also made an interesting comment when asked about which system the game will be released for. After declining to answer specifically, he said, "They're going through the re-engineering of the game, so the team size is smaller, because it's more engineering focused right now."
This is great news, as many in the industry were beginning to wonder if the highly anticipated game would ever seen the light of day.
While Yoshida-san didn't come right out and say it, it seems pretty clear that the game is now headed for PlayStation 4. I don't know what else "re-engineering" a game with a smaller staff could possibly mean. If so, it seems like the right move to me. Why squander a great title on a system that's days are numbered? I'm so excited to hear the The Last Guardian is still alive.