The Last Guardian is totally still a thing, insists Yoshida

In a recent interview, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida gave an update on the ongoing Last Guardian saga. It’s still in development says Yoshida, it’s well-staffed, and Fumito Ueda‘s still working on it. Which means it’ll be out in the shops, ooh, certainly before the heat death of the universe, anyway.

The Last Guardian still in development

“We’re waiting for the right time to re-introduce The Last Guardian in an appropriate way,” Yoshida told in a recent interview. At this point in PS3′s life cycle, it doesn’t seem like cheap hack conjecture to assume he’s talking about the possibility of a PS4 release.

“The game is in development, and it’s well staffed, and Ueda-san is here, working – even though he’s not a Sony employee, he’s dedicated to the product. But we’re not ready to update yet.”

Yoshida goes on to explain the game’s erroneous ‘hiatus’ status: “Hiatus, I never… It was Jack Tretton! He used that term, and I said no, hiatus is misleading. It was a hiatus in terms of releasing new information. The game has never stopped – the team has always been here. They’re going through the re-engineering of the game, so the team size is smaller, because it’s more engineering focused right now.”

That wording – re-engineering – is another strong indication that whatever content of The Last Guardian exists is being updated for a next-gen release. We’ll keep you up-to-date when Sony decides to give a clearer update.