The Last Guardian being 're-engineered'

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida says he "cannot talk about" the platform of choice for The Last Guardian, and said that it is currently undergoing a "re-engineering" process.


The Last Guardian was primed to be a swan song for PS3, but it's gone quiet so long that PlayStation 4 will beat it to market. Might that mean it will end up on Sony's next-gen platform instead? A few cagey responses from Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida certainly seems suspicious.

"Ahh... that, I cannot talk about," Yoshida told, when asked point-blank about its console destination. "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 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."

Yoshida also reiterated previous comments that the game was not on hiatus, this time asserting that development never stopped at all, even temporarily.

"Hiatus, I never... It was Jack Tretton! He used that term, and I said no, hiatus is misleading. It was a hiatus in terms of releasing new information," he said. "The game has never stopped--the team has always been here. They're going through the re-engineering of the game, so the team size is smaller, because it's more engineering focused right now."

The team being shifted to an engineering focus could imply the work being done now is under the hood, which lends itself nicely for PS4 theorists. None of this is formally announced, naturally, but Yoshida doesn't seem to have the best poker-face.

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    October 3, 2013 9:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, The Last Guardian being 're-engineered'.

    Sony's Shuhei Yoshida says he "cannot talk about" the platform of choice for The Last Guardian, and said that it is currently undergoing a "re-engineering" process.

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      October 3, 2013 9:38 AM

      I've never lost hope.

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      October 3, 2013 9:42 AM

      This is never coming out, is it? :(

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        October 3, 2013 9:50 AM

        It has to! :(

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        October 3, 2013 9:53 AM

        I think this is probably going through the same thing Ico did. Ico was originally a PSX title.

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          October 3, 2013 10:03 AM

          and SotC barely slid into the end of PS2, complete with some nasty frame rate issues.

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            October 3, 2013 1:32 PM

            Which is why I'm glad this is going to PS4. Guardian was probably too ambitious for a PS3 game.

            So this will end up being the reason I get PS4, much like how I finally grabbed a PS3 after Journey was released.

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              October 3, 2013 1:36 PM

              If you haven't already, definitely pick up the ICO/SotC HD set. It's fantastic.

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        October 3, 2013 11:47 AM

        People said the same thing with Final Fantasy Versus. It took a while, a freaking long while, but it will come out finally. I guess The Last Guardian is gonna take the same path...

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        October 3, 2013 11:54 AM

        It will be the flagship game for PS5

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        October 3, 2013 3:45 PM


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      October 3, 2013 9:56 AM

      not a fan of this series but if it comes out on next gen it would be win for ps gamers.

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      October 3, 2013 10:28 AM

      We just hit year 8 of this game being in development, so it's looking more like a 10 year dev cycle on it when it finally gets released. Not as long as Duke Nukem Forever, but still in the running for the longest development on a game.

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        October 3, 2013 3:43 PM

        If this game ever comes out, I would love to see an in-depth post-mortem article.

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      October 3, 2013 12:06 PM

      This title is in deep for so much money and production. Even the Santa Monica guys couldn't help alleviate their clusterfuck.

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