Shuhei Yoshida Gives a Quick Last Guardian Update

1UP's Matt Leone writes, "After more than six years in development, the recent news of director Fumito Ueda finishing work on the game as a contractor instead of an employee, and the lack of any substantial public updates in almost three years, it's hard not to worry a little about The Last Guardian. I don't want to, and it's still near the top of my most anticipated games list (I put it at #2 for the year), but to a certain degree it's unavoidable.

So when I spoke with Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida at the DICE conference in Las Vegas yesterday, I asked him for an update on the situation."

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HammockGames2350d ago (Edited 2350d ago )

Gives some reason for optimism.

It'll be a day one purchase for me (whenever it arrives). Ueda's games are unique, high quality, and leave a lasting impression.

Ps3-PCgamer2350d ago

This and diablo 3 are now myths

MariaHelFutura2350d ago

Not really. Team Ico takes a LONG time w/ all their games. Whatever...its all worth it in the end. SOTC took 5-6 years aswell.

HarvesterOSarow2350d ago (Edited 2350d ago )

I'm pretty sure they take around 4 years to make each game, other than Last Guardian. Ueda has said with better technology comes more details, and more details means longer development periods. I'll be buying it day one, and if people honestly thought Ueda would walk out and leave the game to fend for itself you're an idiot because hes stated multiple times he wants nothing more than to make this another epic game.

CGI-Quality2350d ago (Edited 2350d ago )

Um how?

smashcrashbash2350d ago

Don't cancel it PLEASE. People still want it. I still want it.

CGI-Quality2350d ago

Then wait for release day. Did you even read the article, it's not even close to cancellation.

smashcrashbash2350d ago

I am talking future tense. I am afraid it might still come to that despite what they are saying. They can still just say 'screw it' and cut their losses.

CGI-Quality2350d ago (Edited 2350d ago )

Doubt it, what substantial losses would they acquire from one of Sony's most anticipated exclusives in years?

Disccordia2349d ago

It's onl anticipated in online gamin forums. Nobody else has heard of it. Not knocking it very much looking forward to it. Just don't think it'll be a particularly massive game in release.

specialguest2350d ago (Edited 2350d ago )

Quoted from the interview:
"It's still a really important project and a vision we want to see realized, and Fumito's vision is really causing a very difficult challenge for the developers, so there's some scrapping and rebuilding -- iteration in the process. That's why [it's taking so long]."

Take another year or 2, I don't care. As long as Fumito's vision is realized. Team ICO's games are in a class of its own. If we'll never see another masterpeice of a game like these after Last Guardian, then Last Guardian needs to be perfect by Fumito's standards.

Blaine2350d ago

I was going to write the same quote in my comment.

The game had me worried for a while because I was getting the feeling that Ueda was losing his vision (in the artistic sense, obviously, not physically!). I mean, it's been in development for 6 years; if not due to lack of vision or poor direction, what else could possibly be the cause?

But if it is in fact because his vision is so challenging, considering what we've already seen out of the PS3 and what he's been able to pull out of the PS2 himself, then that quote means the game is going to be incredible!

Oldman1002350d ago

Ueda should change the boy back into a girl. He's worried about the pervs looking up her skirt? Wa bam add some pants instead.

Oldman1002350d ago

Ueda did a Q&A awhile back. It's pretty old news haha. Reading it again reminded me that there was more than that one reason for his decision. Oh well I thought it would have been cool to play as a girl. I could see her being similar in design to that of the girl from Ni No Kuni.

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