Team ICO has been under a lot scrutiny for basically the past couple of years, we are all still waiting for The Last Guardian. I know there’s a lot of people who have lost hope for the game, and there’s still those loyal few who still believes the game will come out. There had been a lot of rumors surrounding if the developers had been receiving help from other Sony first party developers, including Sony Santa Monica.
Well, it looks like Sony Santa Monica quickly clarified today that they weren’t involved at all in the project. “I’m never really sure how that got in the press, because as far as I’m aware we’re not helping out with The Last Guardian,” director of technology at Santa Monica Studio Tim Moss stated to Eurogamer. “The only way you can say that is the knowledge that we contribute back to the central tech groups benefits The Last Guardian. So I’m guessing someone was slightly misquoted.”
“The different Sony first-party teams do not necessarily actively work together, but we do communicate with each other,” confirmed Moss’s fellow director of technology Christer Ericson. “We tend to visit each other several times a year, and doing so we may exchange ideas. They’ve been here, and we’ve been there. We do ask each other how are you doing that, and just sometimes go over to provide feedback.” Maybe The Last Guardian will be a PS4 title, that was one of the latest rumors. I really don’t care which system it’s on, as long as it comes out.