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Sony Japan Studio Head on The Last Guardian: “I Think it’s Moving Along in the Right Direction”

November 4, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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In the latest updates for The Last Guardian, the long in development title from Japan Studio, we heard that Puppeteer and Knack were taking priority, with Shuhei Yoshida saying:

Well, the game is in development, and it’s well staffed, and Ueda-san is here [at Sony Studios Japan], working – even though he’s not a Sony employee, he’s dedicated to the product. But we’re not ready to update yet.

During a recent visit to Japan, Kotaku asked Allan Becker, Head of Japan Studio, if the more structured environment at Japan Studio would help Fumito Ueda and The Last Guardian:

We’re real-time in that process. And we don’t necessarily agree with each other – Fumito Ueda and I – about process. In some sense, I sort of… implemented change, which, I think, is causing some concern and consternation. But, once again, I think the benefit will come through. We’re still going through that phase of adjustment and finding the right balance and groove.

I think it’s moving along in the right direction.

With the PlayStation 4 right around the corner, do you think The Last Guardian is now being made solely for the new console? Let us know in the comments below.