Today has been confusing for those of us eagerly awaiting the next game from acclaimed Team ICO, developers of ICO and Shadows of the Colossus. Speaking earlier this morning with Spike TV, Sony Executive Jack Tretton claimed that the long-awaited Last Guardian is ‘on hiatus.’
But don’t freak out yet, because the story gets more interesting from there. In a statement released to Kotaku, Tretton’s statement was some kind of miscommunication. According to Sony’s head of Worldwide studios:
“That hiatus term—I’m not a native English-speaking person—but that’s misleading,” Yoshida told me a few minutes ago during an interview here at E3. He’d watched Tretton’s comments on Spike.com while eating lunch. “The game is in active development. [Lead designer Fumito] Ueda-san shared updates a few months ago. Nothing has changed. My answer is, ‘Yes, the game is in active development.’ It’s not hiatus at all. But we are not ready to reintroduce it. When we are ready, we will do that. Please wait.”
So…it’s a bit confusing right now. We’ll keep track of this story as it goes along.