Posted By Gabriel B. about 10 months ago
Despite failing to make a showing at E3, Gamescom, and 2011′s Tokyo Game Show, Team Ico’s PS3 exclusive, The Last Guardian, has not been abandoned. In an interview with Eurogamer, Shuhei Yoshida, the chief of Sony Worldwide Studios, revealed that Team Ico and Sony are still hard at work on the game but they lost a good chunk of time on the project due to technical issues being ironed out that required whole sections of the game to be redone.
As stated by Yoshida, the game had gotten to a playable state but, “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.” This caused a significant delay. Yoshida also quashed rumors that The Last Guardian would be released on the Playstation 4 due to the long development time, saying: “The game is developed on PS3″
The Last Guardian first appeared in the form of a concept trailer back in 2009. The first release date provided was late 2011 but this was later pushed back to 2012. While Yoshida still failed to provide a final release date, it will hopefully be before the next console cycle. Please share your thoughts in the comments below and keep following Blistered Thumbs for all the latest gaming news.