During an interview with CVG today Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida decided to twist the knife and remind us that The Last Guardian is still in development. I've never felt so bad about such good news. As everyone noticed, The Last Guardian didn't get shown at this year's E3, but Yoshida assures that it's "alive and kicking" and that there are lots of folk working on it at Japan Studio.
The issue, he says, isn't that they don't want to show it, but that they only want to show it when it's really ready this time:
"Game development is not easy at all. The Last Guardian looks to be an extreme case but actually I don't think that's the case. What's extreme is the vision of Ueda-San and the team, which is extremely interesting for all of us including myself, consumers and media people. So that kind of keeps us going, even when they hit really difficult technical issues. If it were another project we might have just finished in the middle. I really appreciate that people are still anticipating the game. That's really positive."
I'm not sure whether to be more impressed by Yoshida's ability to form such clearly stated thoughts when speaking to a crowd of sobbing gamers, or that CVG managed to record it all while continuously sobbing. Also, why am I sobbing again? I've already read this article at least five times and now I'm writing it myself. This is just... I think I need some time.
Expect The Last Guardian to be shown when it's actually ready to be shown, okay? It's time to be patient. Or, you know, we can speculate about its platform and whine a bit more. I like that idea too.