Translation: "stop asking, dammit."
After yet another summer no-show from Team ICO's The Last Guardian, Sony has confirmed that the project is being re-engineered and will be re-introduced when the time is right. "So, we're waiting for the right time to re-introduce The Last Guardian in an appropriate way," Sony's Shuhei Yoshida told GI.biz. "I can't... Well, the game is in development, and it's well staffed, and Ueda-san is here, working - even though he's not a Sony employee, he's dedicated to the product. But we're not ready to update yet."
When asked about the project's "hiatus," Yoshida was quick to accuse Jack Tretton for mis-using the term in an earlier interview, suggesting that development has continued unabated despite the media blackout.
"Hiatus, I never... It was Jack Tretton," he continued. "He used that term, and I said no, hiatus is misleading. It was a hiatus in terms of releasing new information. The game has never stopped - the team has always been here. They're going through the re-engineering of the game, so the team size is smaller, because it's more engineering focused right now."
This suggests, perhaps, that the project could well be underdoing a PS4 refit - or being re-purposed into a taut downloadable PSN title? Or most likely, Sony are just trolling us again. Don't hold your breath or you'll asphyxiate.