The Last Guardian Might Still Be on PS3 According to Sony Japan’s New Jobs Site for FY 2015

on December 18, 2013 3:40 PM

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan recently opened (on December the 1st) its career opportunities portal for the fiscal year 2015, and it includes something rather peculiar. The site includes two specific sections recruiting for Polyphony Digital and for The Last Guardian.

Both were already included in the previous incarnation of the site, but the one for The Last Guardian is interesting, as it’s still seeking for PS3 developers (to be more precise a Game Planner, a Game Production Programmer, an Animation Designer, a Graphics Designer, a FX Designer and a Line Producer).

Considering that the career opportunity portal has just been renewed, if The Last Guardian was moved to the PS4 you’d think Sony would update the career opportunities for that title as well, or at least remove the ad looking for PS3 developers.

This seems to match what SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida said in an interview in September, specifying that the Japan Studio would take more time in adopting the PS4 than its western counterparts.

The trend seems to be shared by other prominent Japanese developers like Atlus with Persona 5 and Namco Bandai with Tales of Zestiria.

Will The Last Guardian be Sony’s real swan song for the PS3? Or maybe a cross platform title?

Of course we can’t know for sure, and we’ll have to wait for an official announcement, but I’m not sure it’s very likely for Sony to keep seeking PS3 developers for a game that has moved to a new platform.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.