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The Last Guardian gets God of War talent to help with finishing game

The Last Guardian looks to be getting a little extra help from the creators of Kratos. This week, Sony's game design head Shuhei Yoshida confirmed Team Ico has adopted members of the Santa Monica Studios team to help it put the finishing touches on its long-awaited monster adventure.

“It’s not just Santa Monica,” Yoshida clarified in an interview with Wired. “We have great tech people in Worldwide Studios. We have a central tech group in the U.S. and the U.K. so we are giving them whatever help they need. Technically, we have the best engineers in the U.S. and Europe, so these teams are helping them, giving advice.”

Yoshida also debunked rumors that The Last Guardian's delay was due to the departure of its original director, Fumito Ueda, noting, “He never left the team, he’s on top of the game and the team is making progress... At one point the progress was great, so we talked about the timing of the launch in the past. But now it’s making progress, but still not to the level — it’s playable, but not to the point that we can talk about the timing of launch.”

This week's comments line up with Yoshida's earlier statements at 2012 DICE that The Last Guardian was still on track, but taking its sweet time. That's good and all, but pretty soon we're going to start calling it The Last Guardian Forever or The Last Guardian: Episode 3

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6 comments

  • tonylilich - February 26, 2012 7:39 p.m.

    Like a lot of other people(a few million).I have been in the dark,for a long time.it's starting have to a really strange feeling,about this game.please tell us why we would feel this way?????
  • Lucas - February 22, 2012 7:43 p.m.

    At least they are communicating with the video game community.. *cough*cough* fucking VALVE *cough* The game looks tight, so I'm down to wait.
  • IceBlueKirby - February 22, 2012 6:08 p.m.

    At least it hasn't been 14 years. ...Yet.
  • inkyspot - February 22, 2012 12:16 p.m.

    If the game is good, anyone saying they will boycott it will change their mind. Just like the Diablo people and whatever game that took forever to come out. People are just venting, because want the game I suppose.
  • jars - February 22, 2012 10:50 a.m.

    what's to give up on? it'll come out when it comes out, and then you'll play it. we're all tired of waiting, but we have absolutely no choice. no reason to boycott the game when it's finally finished.
  • kezins - February 22, 2012 10:10 a.m.

    I'm honestly getting tired of waiting for this game. If it doesn't come out by the end of 2012 or early 2013, I might just give up on it. I also hope the game ends up being good. If it ends up sucking, I'll be real ticked off.

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