http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/...mark-cerny-s-role-with-the-last-guardian.aspx"The rumor is not true that Mark Cerny came in and is finishing the project," Yoshida says. "Mark is giving consultation on the project. He's been doing it for many of our projects. He's been working with many of our studios, especially technically, he knows the ins and outs of the PS4. He's giving lots of technical advice to The Last Guardian team. The team is primarily in the Japan Studio, but creative direction is done by Ueda-san and members of GenDesign. It's a new studio."
GenDesign is led by Jinji Horagai, who was the AI programmer for Ico's Yorda. "After Shadow of the Colossus, Ueda-san and Horagai-san became independent," Yoshida explains. "Also, some of the leads on the Shadow of the Colossus team became independent and set up a small indie studio. All of them are working with the Japan Studio to make The Last Guardian."
According to Yoshida, the game we play in 2016 is the realization of the Ueda's original vision for the project. "It's the same," Yoshida assures us. "Absolutely."