Sony Santa Monica not involved with The Last Guardian

Last year, we reported that God of War developer Santa Monica Studio lent its coding axe to Team Ico's The Last Guardian. That was from a Wired interview, wherein Sony president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida said Santa Monica and other internal developers were helping get the repeatedly delayed game out the door.

Apparently that isn't actually the case--at least, not to the degree implied.

"I'm never really sure how that got in the press, because as far as I'm aware we're not helping out with The Last Guardian," director of technology at Santa Monica Studio Tim Moss said to Eurogamer. "The only way you can say that is the knowledge that we contribute back to the central tech groups benefits The Last Guardian. So I'm guessing someone was slightly misquoted."

This also seems an appropriate time to note we haven't yet seen whatever lead designer Fumito Ueda asked us to keep our eyes open for last month.

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  • mbavalo - March 15, 2013 5:05 p.m.

    If we do not see it in E3 2013, then it's as good as dead
  • Z-man427 - March 15, 2013 4:30 p.m.

    It'll have a hands off demo on the PS4 at E3 and will launch in 2015
  • SpadesSlick - March 15, 2013 4:18 p.m.

    Team Ico's PR man assures me that they have at least five dozen Sasquatch coders and a half dozen unicorns feverishly at work to bring us the Last Guardian by Spring 2025.
  • Connor Sheridan - March 15, 2013 4:34 p.m.

    If you rearrange the letters in Fumito Ueda's name, it spells "I, Fat Emu Duo." No wonder development's taking so long, it's being headed by a pair of overweight flightless birds!
  • ZenRobot - March 16, 2013 2:19 p.m.

    Anagram, no. ANGERGRAM
  • shawksta - March 15, 2013 2:12 p.m.

    It looks like they want to keep the last guardian and make sure it released at some point but no one is giving 2 shits or atleast working on it, from what we know atleast
  • anniesboobs - March 15, 2013 2:03 p.m.

    no one working last guardian! shocker
  • GamesRadarCollanderCooper - March 15, 2013 1:37 p.m.

    If I was in charge of Sony I would fire every single one of them. It doesn't take six years to make a game. Just to give you some perspective, in the time it's taken Team Ico to make The Last Guardian, Naughty Dog has released THREE Uncharted games and will most assuredly also release The Last Of Us.
  • bass88 - March 15, 2013 3:23 p.m.

    I'd understand if Team ICO consisted of four people and a mop but we know this isn't the case. I'm not the biggest fan of Ico or Shadow Of The Colossus so forgive me for sounding glib but how long does it take to design a game with an empty landscape and wind for a soundtrack?
  • JarkayColt - March 15, 2013 4:36 p.m.

    "It doesn't take six years to make a game" You can tell that to Polyphony Digital too whilst you're at it. Also, it's a bit extreme, but I have to say I agree with you.
  • J-Fid - March 15, 2013 6:29 p.m.

    It took Game Freak 6 years to make Pokemon Red and Green Versions. Patience is a virtue.
  • Sinosaur - March 15, 2013 11:06 p.m.

    Game Freak also didn't announce them half a decade before they were done, either. Patience may be a virtue, but game companies need to stop announcing games in the early stages of development. Last Guardian would make a great new Duke Nukem Forever.
  • winner2 - March 15, 2013 1:27 p.m.

    Breaking news: noone involved with last guardian ever never for ever
  • Darkhawk - March 15, 2013 2:05 p.m.

    This comment made my day.

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