The Last Guardian is "absolutely in the mix" at Sony's Worldwide Studios, according to PlayStation software product development head Scott Rohde.
Originally slated for a 2011 release, the Team Ico-developed PS3 exclusive has been missing in action amid a long history of delays.
In a new interview with IGN however, Rohde says the game is 'still in the mix', indicating that it has not been abandoned.
"You're going to be very frustrated by this answer," Rohde said when questioned on the title, "but it is 100 percent the God's honest truth, and that is that we want to make great games. And when we see that the public is so interested in a specific game, of course that drives us to want to complete that game.
"But it also drives us to want to make it great. We would not want to ship that game if we don't think it's great."
Rohde said that despite the game's status, the company has no announcements to make at present.
"[We]re] not going to announce what platform it's coming on, who's working on it, who's involved. But that is still a title that's absolutely in the mix at Worldwide Studios. That's the most you're gonna get."
It's not the first time a Sony spokesperson has promised the game is still in development: last year, Shuhei Yoshida told CVG that the game is still in development.
"Yeah we are still making it," he said. "So we are still waiting for the right time to announce it. To re-announce it."
Reports in October that suggested the game is being "re-engineered" has sparked rumours the game will release for PS4.