Yoshida: Last Guardian making ‘slow progress’

Shuhei Yoshida tells 1UP that progress for The Last Guradian is slow.

In a recent but brief interview at the DICE summit, Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida revealed that although progress is being made on The Last Guardian, it’s “slow progress.”

The statement came while Yoshida was clearing up the confusion many have regarding Fumito Ueda’s current position with the company and role in the developmental process of the game. He declared that though Ueda has undergone a “contractual rearrangement,” he still comes into the studio every day and works long hours to make sure The Last Guardian comes to fruition.

“The project has been making progress, but slow progress,” he said. “So that’s tough, but we haven’t changed any focus. It’s still a really important project and a vision we want to see realized, and Fumito’s vision is really causing a very difficult challenge for the developers, so there’s some scrapping and rebuilding — iteration in the process.”

Despite the sluggish development and apparent difficulties, Yoshida mentioned that Sony still hopes Ueda remains under contract with the company to help create even more titles after The Last Guardian is finished.

“If this project goes well — you know, fingers crossed — we’ve worked with him for a long time so yeah I certainly hope we can maintain a relationship,” he answered.



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