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