The president of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida has said development of Team ICO’s The Last Guardian is progressing, but very slowly. The game has been on many Playstation 3 owner’s most-wanted lists for some time and up until now many were concerned it was never coming. However when speaking to 1UP Yoshida said development had been sluggish but was still on it’s way.
“The project has been making progress, but slow progress. 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 realised, 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. That’s why [it's taking so long],” he said.
Late last year Fumito Ueda, who served as leader and director of The Last Guardian left Sony which worried many. Fortunately Sony put those fears to rest, stating that he was committed to finishing the project first. Shuhei Yoshida mentioned “He comes in every day, and he’s probably one of the people who works the longest hours.”
So there you have it. The game is on it’s way. When though is another question entirely. Maybe we’ll see more at E3 come June.