The Last Guardian Still in Development for PS3, Says Sony
The Last Guardian has seen a rough course of development – from being delayed, to losing key members of its development team, to having its trademark abandoned by its publisher, Sony. However, the game is still…well, a game, and it’s in development for the PlayStation 3 as planned, or so Sony indicates.
When asked recently if the game was instead moving to the PlayStation 4, due to its long-running development cycle, Sony’s own Shuhei Yoshida clarified that the game is in fact still a PS3 title, mentioning to EuroGamer:
“The game is developed on PS3.”
“We had the game playable. 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.”
Along the way, however, game creator Fumito Ueda left Sony to pursue other ventures. He still works on the project in a freelance capacity. Additionally, executive producer Yoshifusa Hayama also left the internal Sony studio to pursue work with another company. To fill the holes left in the team, an assortment of Western studios have been since brought on board to complete the game and prep it for launch.
It’s reassuring to hear that The Last Guardian is, despite its many development obstacles, making some progress.