The Last Guardian rumours are in full force right now, with Eurogamer.net corroborating The Guardian's story regarding the long overdue Japan Studio release. According to the site, it's heard from multiple sources over the past six months that Fumito Ueda's bird-meets-boy escapade will be unveiled at E3 2015 – but it stresses that similar speculation tends to emerge every year.

However, a new rumour suggests that PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny and his Knack team have joined the project to pitch in on production. While we'd be surprised if the Marble Madness creator was particularly hands-on, our understanding of Japan Studio is that teams are shifted around depending on development priorities. As such, this wouldn't be a massive surprise.

In fact, a few years ago, Fumito Ueda revealed that, while The Last Guardian was still in development, it wasn't a top priority. "Japan Studio, who's working on The Last Guardian, also has titles like Puppeteer and Knack, and those are taking priority right now," he told Famitsu magazine. Seeing as both of those titles have been shipped, however...

Look, as is always the case with this game, it's probably best not to get your hopes up. Honestly, though, it does feel like the right time for this title to re-emerge. And even if we don't get to see the release in action, we're sure that virtually every Sony executive in attendance at E3 2015 next week will be badgered until we get an update on its status.

[via psnation.com, thegamescabin.com, eurogamer.net]