Ueda "Nervous" About The Last Guardian's Return At E3
Yes, The Last Guardian is real and it's launching in 2016 (we hope).
Of course, what was once exclusive to PlayStation 3 is now exclusive to PlayStation 4, and Sony needed to bring on another team to move things along. But after its triumphant return at E3 2015, the game is back in the limelight.
As you might expect, the long-awaited title's return went over exceedingly well with the joyous audience. But creative director Fumito Ueda was worried that he wouldn't get such a reaction. In fact, he thought some people might have forgotten the project entirely. As he told the PlayStation Blog:
"Yes, it's been a few years since our last announcement. From my point of view, it was very unpredictable how the audience would react. I wasn't sure if people would remember the title. Admittedly, I was a bit nervous."
Of course, after everyone started cheering like mad, Ueda's concerns vanished. "Afterwards, I was more relaxed and happy!" he said. As for why Guardian has taken this long, the developer cited the technical challenge of transitioning to PS4:
"If I had to call out one of them, it was more of a technical hurdle that we had to overcome. But eventually we have overcome it, and we have finally--proudly-- announced the game for PS4 during the E3 press conference."
The game's core components haven't changed, by the way. The content and storyline have remained the same, said Ueda, but the jump to PS4 allowed the team to "push the envelope on the technology side." It does look pretty incredible. And anyone who says it looks exactly the same as the original PS3 reveal needs to schedule an eye exam. Rapidly.
Related Game(s): The Last Guardian
6/19/2015 9:22:20 PM Ben Dutka