This week at Gamescom, VG 24/7 had the chance to sit down with Shuhei Yoshida, President of SCE Worldwide Studios. They discussed a variety of subjects, including the recent PS3 price cut, the challenges of launching Vita in a completely different handheld market, and the future of Move.
Just as notably, they also discussed a couple of games that are on the minds of PlayStation fans, and it seems that The Last Guardian and Gran Turismo 6 aren’t coming along as quickly as fans would hope. When asked if we would hear about these games at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show or if we would have to wait longer than that, Yoshida responded with the following:
“I’d say it could be a little bit longer. As far as the Gran Turismo team’s concerned, they are still working on updating the games, so they’re just shifting to the designing and concepting phase of the next project. It’s going to take a few years.
The Last Guardian team has been making progress. It’s been very difficult in terms of seeing the progress: not as fast as we’d been hoping for, and the team has been under big pressure. But we’re still making progress, so I’d like to continue to support and keep waiting for great news sometime in the future.”
Fans holding on to hope that they could see The Last Guardian launch in the near future will surely be disappointed by that quote, and it makes me wonder if we’ll see the game launch within the first half of 2012.
As for Gran Turismo 6, development was allegedly already underway before GT5 had even released, so it would have been nice to see the game come out before the end of next year. Polyphony Digital could get away with their sloth-like development cycle when they were the only console racing sim in town, but with Turn 10 pumping out Forza games on the 360 they can no longer rest on their laurels, especially after GT5 was such a disappointment.
Source: VG 24/7