The Last Guardian in “earnest” development but not a “priority” at present, says Ueda

Wednesday, 21st August 2013 17:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Last Guardian may be in “earnest” development at present, but according to according to Team Ico head and creative director Fumito Ueda, it’s not a priority at the moment at SCE Japan Studio.

Speaking with Famitsu (via Polygon), Ueda said Knack and Puppeteer are the priority at present.

“It’s under earnest development,” Ueda said regarding the long-awaited The Last Guardian. “However, SCE Japan Studio, who’s working on The Last Guardian, also has titles like Puppeteer and Knack, and those are only the ones currently announced. Those are taking priority right now.”

Sony has previously said it has no deadline for the game announced at E3 2009, and it will be released when it is ready.

During E3 2013, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida reassured folks the game was still “alive and kicking,” but it is waiting to reintroduce it to the public when it is is “confident.”

Today, in an interview posted on CVG, Yoshida added that Sony is “still making it,” but are still “waiting for the right time to re-announce it.”

He also said Sony has decided “not to discuss” whether the game is now a PS4 title instead of a PS3 release.



  1. KAP

    I got heart palpitations and slight anxious when I saw “The Last Guardian” on the article.. fuck. This is what this yitle does to me.

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuu!!! I REALLY want this game.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Osric

    I bought a PS3 for this one like one generation ago. Okay, so…

    #2 1 year ago
  3. mistermogul

    But yes it is… It is a priority…

    And who the f*** is Earnest?! heh

    #3 1 year ago
  4. redwood

    @2 you and me both man :\

    #4 1 year ago
  5. ArcticMonkey

    I shed a tear for this and Rockstar’s Agent

    #5 1 year ago
  6. redwood

    did he like give an interview? what’s he doing these days?

    #6 1 year ago
  7. RaisinBran

    The Last Guardian will come out when it’s done and ready. As long as they keep saying from time to time that the game is still in development that’s all the information I need to know.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this ended up getting moved to the PS4.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Joe Musashi

    @6 He’s ..occupied.


    #9 1 year ago
  10. monkeyboobs

    Every third or fourth morning I’m waking up whisteling the melody of that 4 years old E3 trailer. Damn, the (hopefully) release of that game will be the buying of my first console ever!

    #10 1 year ago
  11. PEYJ

    I’m pretty convinced that this means it’s a PS4 title.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. onlineatron

    huh ueda is still there? didn’t he move on????

    #12 1 year ago
  13. redwood

    @9 this guys is gonna make me harras ‘em (just kidding)

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Dark

    People need to forget about this game for at least 2 years.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. deathm00n

    @8 I wouldn’t be surprised if this ended up getting moved to the PS5*.

    There, corrected it for you.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. zoopdeloop

    i think many have lost interest already.Put a nail in the coffin and move on to something else

    #16 1 year ago
  17. redwood

    @16 yeah call it the next guardian and release it on ps4

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Fethennour

    “not a priority”. Nice. Very nice.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Stephany Nunneley

    Added a comment from Yoshida in there from a CVG interview posted today.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Djoenz

    :( I did not buy my ps3 for The Last Guardian but for Final Fantasy games …oh boy … this makes me sad though..Ive been waiting for this game for so long.

    E3 trailer/tease was only 4 years ago? I could have sworn it feels like a decade.


    #20 1 year ago
  21. sg1974

    Just like Kaz over at PD, Ueda needs to be sacked and prevented from any further involvement with his game.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Tyrantsoul

    I have lost all and any interest in this game now.An entire gen has passed.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Kuwabara

    As much as i love sony, if this game doesn’t come out on the ps3 i’m going to proceed with a class action lawsuit against them for the many people who bought the ps3 just for this game. They’ve been delaying and promising the game will come out, on the ps3. so they better dam stick to their word.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Ireland Michael

    @23 A class action lawsuit?

    Ell ooh ell. Good look with that.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Phoenixblight



    #25 1 year ago
  26. Christopher Jack

    #23 is proof that gamers aren’t self entitled :)

    #26 1 year ago

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