Fumito Ueda has made a few comments in regards to the development process on next-generation platforms. In a long interview with Edge Online on Dec. 13, the game director behind the upcoming “The Last Guardian” video game was asked if the PS4 and Xbox One would bring any significant changes as to how video games are developed.
Fumito Ueda replied by stating that video games and technology are inseparable for at least the next several years. He went on to mention that the new game engines give more control and freedom for the artists and designers, hoping that the speed of the development process would also be increased. You can find a few screens from “The Last Guardian” in the slideshow to the left of this article and his comments below:
Videogames and technology are inextricable from one another. It will be like that for the next few years at least. Compared with the early days, game engines’ creation and editing tools have given the artists and designers [greater] control. You will be able to control expression in finer detail. And I hope the speed of iteration will increase.
Fumito Ueda is still working on “The Last Guardian” even though he is no longer an employee at Sony Computer Entertainment. The action-adventure title was officially announced at the 2009 edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The video game was postponed indefinitely due to technical issues.
Recent reports suggested that “The Last Guardian” may have been moved from the PS3 to the PS4. Sony Computer Entertainment, the company that will be publishing the software product, has kept quiet regarding the rumors and speculations. The company did insist that the project has not yet been cancelled.