Last week we reported on the troubling news that the trademark for The Last Guardian had expired. Sony said that everything was still fine, but now Shuhei Yoshida of Sony Worldwide Studios has provided a clearer update on the game’s development.
In an interview with Eurogamer at Gamescom today, Yoshida was asked on the current status of the project, especially since it wasn’t even mentioned during Sony’s presentation at the show.
“The team is still working on it very hard,” he said. “There are certain technical issues they’ve been working on. That’s the period of time when the game, looking from the outside, doesn’t seem to be making much progress. But internally there is a lot of work going into creating the title.”
Yoshida adds that one reason the game has been delayed so much, is that at one point the game was playable, yet faced technical issues. They tried to fix them but it was in vain, so the team had to re-do a considerable amount of work.
“We had the game playable,” says Yoshida. “At one point we felt that it would be produced for a certain time period. That was the time we prematurely talked about the launch window. But it turned out the technical issues are much harder to solve. So the engineering team had to go back and re-do some of the work they had done.”
Finally, when asked if The Last Guardian has been ported over to the quickly approaching PS4 instead, Yoshida dispelled the rumor by simply stating that, “The game is developed on PS3.” Hopefully we won’t have to wait much longer to finally get our hands on this beautiful game.