The Last Guardian is being "re-engineered" by SCE Japan Studios, Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida told GamesIndustry International. As to what end the long-delayed project from the team behind Ico and Shadow of the Colossus is being rebuilt, he remained cagey.
"The game has never stopped--the team has always been here," Yoshida said. "They're going through the re-engineering of the game, so the team size is smaller, because it's more engineering focused right now."
The Last Guardian was announced as a PS3 title in at E3 2009. As next-gen systems drew near but Team Ico's game remained distant, rumors swirled that it would appear on Sony's next system. That would certainly require re-engineering, but Yoshida refused comment.
"So, we're waiting for the right time to re-introduce The Last Guardian in an appropriate way. I can't... Well, the game is in development, and it's well staffed, and [Team Ico head Fumito] 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."