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Team ICO's talking a big game with The Last Guardian, and you'd be brave to doubt whether the ragtag group can deliver. The PlayStation 4 exclusive's director, Fumito Ueda, did craft two of the greatest titles ever made, after all: ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. And speaking in the latest issue of EDGE, the auteur explained how the boy and cat-bird from his upcoming adventure will interact.

"This creature isn't like the cute pets that exist in other games, or an ally that's really useful," he said. "The role of the creature is ambiguous; that's something that we wanted to express in the game, and it doesn't always do what you ask it to do. That's one of the themes of The Last Guardian. It's something that's difficult, and completely different." Be still our beating heart.

Ueda added that this all means that the artificial intelligence code is incredibly complex. "We've given this creature its own desires, so depending on what action it wants to take, that affects everything, including its animation. It's not like a normal humanoid character." The greatest game ever will deploy later this year, according to the veteran. It's almost here, readers – it's almost here!

[via gamesradar.com, ibtimes.co.uk, gematsu.com]