How long has it been since we last heard any good news from Fumito Ueda and his team behind The Last Guardian? Although today's words from Shuhei Yoshida could be misinterpreted in a multitude of different ways, there is one thing that continues to remain clear and on track: The Last Guardian will release when it's ready to be released.
And this is something that most people should be fine with. Even after six of waiting. Shuhei provided the gaming masses with an update today (kind of?) after being asked if The Last Guardian was still on schedule with a 2013 release
"No, sorry, I cannot say that... Because the last time we talked about a date for The Last Guardian, we finally disappointed many people." Fair enough, Shuhei. And hopefully that has little to no underlying meaning setting us up for a 2014 or 2015 release window which would likely see The Shadow of the Colossus's predecessor barking up the PlayStation 4 tree.
Shuhei added a bit more by saying, "The team is working hard on the project, including the engine. It is precisely because [of] the teams working on the technical aspect of the game that we have nothing concrete to show you today. So now I'm waiting for the right time to introduce you to The Last Guardian and speak with confidence of a release date."
Sounds like someone's being a bit modest. Or skittish. Whichever you prefer. Either way, it's good to see a developer really care for its product so deeply that they're afraid to display it in front of the world until it's polished to perfection. That's the mark of an artist and last time I checked, creating art is what Ueda and team have always done best.