Sony Working "Diligently" On The Last Guardian

PlayStation boss Shuhei Yoshida gives another update on the long-in-development PlayStation game.


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We didn't see it at E3, Comic-Con, Gamescom, or the Tokyo Game Show this year, so what is the status of long-in-development PlayStation game The Last Guardian? That's tough to nail down, but we do know at least that it hasn't been abandoned.

PlayStation Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida says in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu (translated by Kotaku) that "we continue to work diligently on the game, so please look forward to it."

Before giving this quote, Yoshida said "development couldn't be better," though he quickly followed this up by saying that in fact "that might be a bit of an exaggeration (laughs)".

In August, Sony said The Last Guardian--in development at Shadow of the Colossus developer Team Ico--was making "great progress." At the time, the publisher even teased that it has a specific time-frame in mind to re-reveal the game, though that's being kept under wraps for now.

The game was announced back in 2009, when it was a PlayStation 3 title. It is unclear, however, if this continues to be the case.

Also in the interview, Yoshida responded to the interviewer's question about what it means for PS4 that many of the system's high-profile upcoming games are multiplatform titles. Yoshida said this isn't too big an issue, so long as Sony can demonstrate why buying the PS4 version of a multiplatform title is the best idea.

"I think it's fine to start from there," Yoshida said. "If the number of PS4 users increases from there and they tell their friends, 'the games look prettier on the PS4,' or 'the loading time's faster,' or 'using the Share function is fun' then the sales for PS4 versions of games will increase and game creators may think 'let's focus on developing for the PS4 from here.'"

In the case of Bungie's shooter Destiny, Sony said it was treating that game like a first-party title through advertising campaigns and exclusive DLC for the PS3 and PS4 versions.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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