PS4 architect Mark Cerny is not finishing The Last Guardian

first_imgJust before E3 kicked off this year a rumor started making the rounds that Mark Cerny had been put in charge of finishing development of The Last Guardian. Cerny is well known within Sony for not only being the lead architect of the PS4 hardware, but also for PS Vita. He also has a long history of helping to create some of the most popular games including entries in the Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet & Clank, and Uncharted series.So is Mark Cerny finishing The Last Guardian development now it has been confirmed as a 2016 release on PS4? No, he isn’t.The rumor was a big embellishment of what the facts actually are. Cerny is in high demand across Sony’s development teams because nobody knows the PS4 and PS Vita hardware better. He led design of the platforms, after all. So The Last Guardian team, like many others, turn to Cerny for advice and guidance on how to get the best out of the PS4. It also helps he knows what works and what doesn’t when it comes to gameplay.The Last Guardian is being developed by an internal team at Sony’s Japan Studios. Mark Cerny is available for advice and to answer questions. That’s it. On the final credits it looks likely he’ll be listed as “Design Consultant” as he has been on many other games, such as Killzone 3, God of War III, and Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction to name but a few.last_img read more