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The Last Guardian Still Aiming At PS3, Limping Along

It's not dead.

The Last Guardian isn’t dead, Shuhei Yoshida has been saying in interviews today.

Speaking from Gamescom, after Sony’s stellar press conference, the head of Sony Worldwide Studios has attempted to allay fears that the game is still going, and is still aiming for PS3.

“The team is still working on it very hard,” he said to EG. “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.”

The Last Guardian hasn’t been seen for ages, and the title has been beset with bad news for some time, with lead Fumito Ueda now only working on the game as a contractor.

“We had the game playable,” Yoshida added. “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.”

Yoshida reiterated that the game would see the light of day on PS3.

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15 Comments
  1. Squalje
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    It seems even Final Fantasy XIII Versus will be out before this ever comes out on PS3 :/

    Comment posted on 15/08/2012 at 14:35.
  2. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Never doubted it for a moment! :) Only concern now is what they’ve had to re-work, hopefully it’ll still be as stunning looking as the early videos.

    Comment posted on 15/08/2012 at 14:44.
  3. Forrest_01
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    I was always under the impression that when animals started limping, they got taken out the back & shot!

    Comment posted on 15/08/2012 at 15:32.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Please tell me you’re not a vet!

      Comment posted on 15/08/2012 at 16:06.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Yup – A ‘nam vet.

        Chelte-nham that is of course. ;)

        Comment posted on 15/08/2012 at 16:32.
      • freezebug2
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Taxidermist possibly? Stuffing the furry one’s, with catchy company slogan “We mount with pride”

        Comment posted on 15/08/2012 at 19:35.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        That is my slogan, but it has nothing to do with stuffing animals!

        Fnar fnar.

        Comment posted on 16/08/2012 at 09:22.
      • freezebug2
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Animals? Oh yeah, I see what you did there. :P

        Comment posted on 16/08/2012 at 10:17.
  4. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    not dead no, just in a persistent vegetative state.

    i’m wondering if the final game will even resemble what we’ve been shown so far, when a game suffers these kind of delays, it usually end up changing a hell of a lot.

    Comment posted on 15/08/2012 at 15:54.
  5. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Makes sense. From a programmatic sense all manner of shenanigans can go on in the background with very little change to the visuals. However, it could be an absolute game-breaker if not addressed so they’re right to go back and deal with it. You can’t envisage everything so it sounds pretty major but also one of those moments when you take a deep breath and dive back in to fix the behemoth sized problem so everything’s tickety-boo once more.

    Comment posted on 15/08/2012 at 16:08.
  6. Tanzil
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Was so excited for this game in the early days. I’m just worried that the end product wont live up to expectations. Times change, I hope we get that awesome game that we were hoping for (watch the game get canned)

    Comment posted on 15/08/2012 at 16:37.
  7. Nickboss1
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Thank god

    Comment posted on 15/08/2012 at 17:46.
  8. stueeeee
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Do we even know what the story is about other than becoming mates with the creature…..??

    Comment posted on 17/08/2012 at 00:30.
  9. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    I suspect it will be the last game that is released for the PS3 before Sony offically drop all support for it. Sounds like they would be better off releasing it on the PS4 as it sounds like the PS3 is having a lot of trouble doing what they want it to do. I wonder if it’s their engine that is the main cause or if the PS3 just can’t handle the whatever the hell that animal is due to the unique style of it.

    Comment posted on 17/08/2012 at 07:45.

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