The Last Guardian not dead, but slow-going

The Last Guardian, the latest game from the studio that brought you Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, has been in development for a long time, and yet we still don’t have a release date.

To make matters worse, gamers got a scare last year when GameStop sent a notification to customers that The Last Guardian had been canceled. Fortunately this turned out to be a mistake, but it’s still easy to remain concerned about the game when Sony hasn’t talked about or even shown anything on The Last Guardian in quite some time.

Well, you don’t have to worry about The Last Guardian being canceled anytime soon. 1Up recently caught up with Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, and the site asked for an update on The Last Guardian. Here’s what he had to say:

“The project has been making progress, but slow progress. So that’s tough, but we haven’t changed any focus. It’s still a really important project and a vision we want to see realized, and Fumito’s vision is really causing a very difficult challenge for the developers, so there’s some scrapping and rebuilding — iteration in the process. That’s why [it’s taking so long].”

The Last Guardian was originally on track to release last year, but the game was pushed back for unspecified reasons. Sony has said that a 2012 release is likely, but even that is up in the air at this point. Hopefully Sony and Team Ico have more to show by E3 later this year.

Source: 1Up