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Sony Santa Monica Not Directly Assisting With The Last Guardian

Last month, we heard that God of War developer Sony Santa Monica was helping out with the long-anticipated exclusive, The Last Guardian.

It was Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida who sort of confirmed that the Santa Monica team was lending a hand, but now it appears that isn't true. The developer's director of technology, Tim Moss, told Eurogamer that Yoshida may have been slightly misquoted.

"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. 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."

That may have been what Yoshida meant, and the Wired interviewer took a little creative license with his words. Another Sony Santa Monica boss, Christer Ericson, confirmed that while various first-party teams communicate with one another every now and then, they're not really involved in each other's projects. Said Ericson:

"We tend to visit each other several times a year, and doing so we may exchange ideas. They've been here, and we've been there. We do ask each other how are you doing that, and just sometimes go over to provide feedback."

Last month, The Last Guardian head honcho Fumito Ueda told everyone to "keep an eye out" for some sort of impending official announcement. That hasn't happened yet (it didn't show up at the PlayStation Meeting when Sony revealed the PlayStation 4), so we'll just keep being patient. At this point, it really is starting to feel like a PS4 title.

Related Game(s): The Last Guardian

Tags: the last guardian, last guardian, team ico, sony santa monica

3/15/2013 11:45:17 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (8 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 12:55:31 PM
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Except you can't possibly miss the Uncharted influence in inFamous 2.

Looks like Guardian is gonna continue on the vaporware path.

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Eunoia_
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 2:36:55 PM

Completely agree. The whole time I was playing Infamous 2 I was noticing several things that had clearly come about - at least in part - because of the success of Uncharted 2. Just an observation, still absolutely loved the game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 3:10:36 PM

Yeah because Naughty Dog came in and schooled them a bit, not this kind of off-hand base-touching mentioned in the article.

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telly
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 2:13:18 PM
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I'll give Sony the benefit of the doubt and believe they're actually going to get this done. But I also think it's extremely likely to be a PS4 title at this point if that's the case. If you read the tea leaves, it seems very likely they basically started over programming this thing, and it seems like the next gen, much more developer-friendly PS4 kit would be a much better fit for a project as troubled as this one.

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ryu
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 2:37:41 PM
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i have a feeling this will become one of those 'eventually got canceled now look at these concept art stages' games in the graveyard,
like duke nukem forever and all the megaman games

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PC_Max
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 4:08:43 PM
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I agree. I think this may be ... maybe a launch game for the PS4. Possibly. If the PS4 is so much each to dev on, well, it might just make sense. How much work would have to trashed to bring it over, I have no idea. Culd be they will launch it on bother systems.

Hopefully E3 will have something to show.

I would rather they get it right than nothing to show at all.

Remembering the trailer they did, I can imagine how well it look on the PS4.

Heres hoping for the positive.

Keep Playing!

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Comic Shaman
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 6:32:07 PM
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It's painful that we've gotten this far into this generation without a new game from Team ICO. I hope this upcoming announcement is a good one.

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ricksterj
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 11:53:52 AM
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Wouldn't surprise me if this became a shared (PS3 & PS4) title like AC Black Flag.

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