The term "re-engineering" is worrisome, but at least it's not as bad as "canceled."

According to a recent GamesIndustry.biz interview with Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, The Last Guardian is apparently undergoing a reconstructing process of some kind.

He was asked to clarify the "hiatus" statement made by SCEA president Jack Tretton and Yoshida said that was somewhat misleading. Here's what he had to say:

"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 reengineering of the game, so the team size is smaller, because it's more engineering focused right now."

As for a release date, Yoshida unfortunately said that he "cannot talk about it." He added that they're still waiting for the right time to reintroduce the game "in an appropriate way." Maybe we shouldn't be too concerned, though, because he said the game remains in development and that it's well-staffed. Fumito Ueda is still working on it (even though he's no longer a Sony employee) and maybe, just maybe, it'll be revealed as a PS4 exclusive soon. That would only make sense.

No, Yoshida didn't add that last bit. I did. Because I'm very hopeful.

Related Game(s): The Last Guardian

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Temjin001
Temjin001
7 years ago

just watch. when it finally releases it'll have Lightning starring as a guest from FF and ruin everything anyone ever hoped for.

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
7 years ago

Let's not get this team confused with GarbageEnix. Sure it has taken forever but I'm sure when this releases it'll be better than anything SE has released this whole generation.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

The ending of Guardian will that Lightning is the protagonist for Agent.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

So that's re-engineering for PS4 obviously. They shouldn't announce games that are 1/50th complete anymore.

Sorry but I lost interest.

telly
telly
7 years ago

No question it's for PS4. I strongly suspect they are reprogramming it from the ground up, because something was clearly fundamentally broken with the earlier version.

I'm still happy this game is under development. No one likes a years long delay but a) they didn't give up even though it makes less and less business sense to keep sinking resources into it, which is awfully cool, and b) they recognized the game was broken, and rather than put out a crap, disappointing game, they went back to the drawing board. I can get behind that.

Corvo
Corvo
7 years ago

Everybody blames Jack lol

LividFiction
LividFiction
7 years ago

Or Moffat.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
7 years ago

You can just imagine him cursing Tretton to the heavens there, can't you? Good to know, but I'll get excited when Sony decide that it's time to re-announce it properly with an actual scheduled launch timeframe this time.

booze925
booze925
7 years ago

They brought in Sledgehammer Games to help re-engineer.
Look forward to some exhilarating FPS boy vs. gryphon action!

PlatformGamerNZ
PlatformGamerNZ
7 years ago

yea well for all of you waiting for this i surey hope only the best for you i didn't even know about this game untill i fund out about it here which says something cos i like to know everything about games comin up. especiallyif they're big games ones people really want.

happy gaming =)

frylock25
frylock25
7 years ago

you most likely dont know about it because they announced it when the ps3 came out and then it was almost never talked about again.

ricksterj
ricksterj
7 years ago

This ship has ALL BUT sailed, this "corpse" is BARELY breathing its final gasps. Bargain bin here it comes.

Shauneepeak
Shauneepeak
7 years ago

Doubt that if it does release it will go for a lot once the initial supply runs out. Before digital download and the Ico PS3 physical Bundle game out like-new conditions of Ico were selling for $50-100+ and Shadow of the Colossus was easily going for around $50. Though maybe team Ico will have finally learned to send out more than a handful of copies this time around.

Lunar_Miyuki
Lunar_Miyuki
7 years ago

square enix and sony have something in ommon they start working on a game and dont know how to finish it if i get this game it better come with a making of the game that is 2 to 3 dvds long