The Last Guardian Director: Game Is Complete; Focus Now Is “Brushing Up” And Tweaking


Team Ico’s The Last Guardian is one of the most anticipated games for PS4, and with only a few months left till we finally get our hands on this myth, the hype train couldn’t pick up any more pace.

Director Fumito Ueda told Kotaku that the studio has already finished the game, meaning that you can play from the “beginning to the end,” but they are taking this time to polish, tweak and enhance it as much as they can.

“The game, as a whole, is complete. You can play it all the way through, from beginning to the end. Right now, we’re focusing on brushing up various parts and doing tweaks here and there – things like cut scenes, little events here and there. Just getting all those cleaned up and ready.”

He also commented on the release date, clarifying that it was agreed on a “long time” ago.

“A little bit of the pressure has gone away [now that there’s a release date], but I have to admit that while we announced the release date publicly, we’ve been aiming for that for quite a long time. We knew what we were going for. In that sense, it hasn’t really changed our outlook or the team’s outlook. We’re just going to keep on going at the schedule that we have been, so long as there aren’t any major problems along the way. Everything looks fine. Our team isn’t super excited about it, but all of us are looking forward to getting back to Japan and getting back to the grind and getting it out there for everyone.”

The Last Guardian releases on October 25 for PlayStation 4.