by David Sanchez on August 15, 2012 @ 11:18 am
It seems that every time a new video game trade show occurs, folks everywhere begin hoping for some news on The Last Guardian. The game, which follows in the footsteps of larger-than-life epics such as Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, has gone from being one of the PlayStation 3′s most anticipated titles to practically being considered vaporware by many. But according to Sony Worldwide Studios Chief Shuhei Yoshida, The Last Guardian continues to live on.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Yoshida stated that the dev team was still toiling away at the game. And while we as fans may think that nothing is going on with the game, there’s actually a lot of development time being put into it. “There are certain technical issues they’ve been working on,” said Yoshida. “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.”
According to the Sony Worldwide head, The Last Guardian was already playable, which lead to Sony announcing a vague launch window. Unfortunately, technical issues ensued, and the team has been working on fixing all of that up, even going so far as to redo a lot of the finished work. “At one point we felt that it would be produced for a certain time period,” continued Yoshida. “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 redo some of the work they had done.”
A lot of folks have been wanting to play The Last Guardian for a long time now. It’s good to see that the game hasn’t been canned. While we still don’t know when it will launch, at least knowing that development is still going on is most certainly great news.
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