Well, you can’t say that they’re not trying. Sony head Shuhei Yoshida said in an interview with Wired that Team Ico is soliciting help from other Sony studios to finish their latest game, the long awaited The Last Guardian. Yoshida specifically mentioned Sony Santa Monica as a studio pitching in, but also noted that they’re not the only ones.
“Well, you know, it’s not just Santa Monica, sid Yoshida. “We have great tech people in Worldwide Studios. We have a central tech group in the U.S. and the U.K. so we are giving them whatever help they need. Technically, we have the best engineers in the U.S. and Europe, so these teams are helping them, giving advice.”
Yoshida also took the interview as an opportunity to quell rumors that recently departed studio head Fumito Ueda is no longer working on the game, adding that he’s as dedicated as he’s ever been to the project.”He’s on top of the game and coming into the office. He could be the person who’s in the office for the longest time. The difference is that he used to be a regular employee. But now we have a contract to define his role. It’s a very special contribution and role that he plays and we agreed, let’s make it more official, more special. That’s the only difference.”