God of War dev helping with Last Guardian - Report

Sony Santa Monica and Sony Worldwide Studios assisting Team Ico in crafting the long-in-development action game.

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The Last Guardian needs help, and it's getting it from God of War developer Sony Santa Monica, as well as Sony Worldwide Studios.

The Last Guardian is getting help from across the globe.
The Last Guardian is getting help from across the globe.

Speaking to Wired, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that Team Ico has enlisted outside studios to help develop the PlayStation 3-exclusive action game.

"It's not just Santa Monica," he said. "We have great tech people in Worldwide Studios. We have a central tech group in the US and the UK so we are giving them whatever help they need. Technically, we have the best engineers in the US and Europe, so these teams are helping them, giving advice."

Earlier this month, Yoshida provided a status update on The Last Guardian, saying development on the title has been "tough," but the vision for the game has not changed, and the title is making "slow progress."

Formally announced at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo, The Last Guardian tells a boy-and-his-dog tale, where the dog is a giant and feathered, yet seemingly amiable, beast. Team Ico has not been forthcoming with specific plot details, but gameplay will involve the boy manipulating his companion to navigate a variety of environmental puzzles.

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