The Last Guardian PS4 PlayStation 4 1

Well, this is awkward. When Sony re-revealed The Last Guardian this week, many suggested that it looked similar to the title's PlayStation 3 trailer from all those years ago. "What has Team ICO been doing?" the people with pitchforks cried. Speaking with Kotaku, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida admitted that that original footage... Well, it wasn't quite representative of what the PS3 could do. "The game was running at a much lower framerate," he explained.

We assumed a long time ago that production had switched to the PlayStation 4, but Yoshida dates the change to 2012. "In 2011, progress became super slow," he explained. "There were lots of technical issues. The game was not performing at speed. The video we showed, the trailer on the PS3, was specced up. The game was running at a much lower framerate. Some features were still missing. It was clear that the team had to make a compromise in terms of features."

Of course, it's not entirely abnormal for Team ICO to start work on one PlayStation platform and finish up on another. Trivia time: ICO actually began production on the PSone, but as its concept outgrew the limitations of the hardware, development was switched to the much more powerful PlayStation 2. Watching the video again, we reckon that all of the hard work has paid off – not only does this game look graphically sumptuous, but it's unlike anything else we've ever played before.