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

November 4, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


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.