E3 2009: You’ll Be Able to Play The Last Guardian “sooner then later”


In an exclusive interview with Official PlayStation Magazine UK, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has said that The Last Guardian is coming along nicely and that we could be playing it “sooner then later”. The game, revealed on Tuesday night to be Fumito Ueda and Team ICO’s first PS3 game, is gonna be shown more now that the game is up and playable:

When I teased them about being the Olympic Team [a reference to four-year gaps between Team Ico’s games], I thought that would suggest a limit of Christmas this year. But we’ll be able to show more now because the game is running and the team is creating more and more content, and you’ll be able to play it sooner rather than later.

Yoshida, who is a suprevisor on the project, did state he was disapointed that the concept trailer for the game leaked before E3

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed. Maybe there’s a reason the person who leaked it waited until just before E3. But the reason we didn’t show early footage was because the team wanted to feel comfortable that the vision they created could be delivered. So everything we showed here was from the game engine, and they’ve got to the point where they know they can make this game and can see how it’ll be completed.

Some new screens of the game, the first not taken from both concept and debut trailers, were released earlier today. We’ll try and get them from SCEE and have them up on the site asap.