An Update on The Last Guardian from Fumito Ueda

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Reports of The Last Guardian‘s demise appear to have been greatly exaggerated.

Taking to his official website, creative supervisor Fumito Ueda released a small update about the game’s current status.

The Last Guardian

Ueda reconfirmed that the game does exist, despite its many development delays. He also stated that he remains involved in development. Ueda also made clear that any announcements are up to Sony, telling fans to watch out for an announcement from them. Ueda left Sony Computer Entertainment’s Japan Studio in December 2011.

Below is the full text of Ueda’s statement:

To All Interested Parties:

As some of you may have heard, I left Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio some time ago to pursue my creative passions. Nevertheless, I continue working on THE LAST GUARDIAN as a freelance contributor.

While it’s been a long time coming, THE LAST GUARDIAN remains under my creative supervision and is still in development by an incredibly talented team.

I should also mention that details regarding THE LAST GUARDIAN’s release is solely decided by Sony Computer Entertainment, not myself. Please keep an eye out for their official announcement.

Moving forward, it is my intent to continue my involvement with THE LAST GUARDIAN project, as well as pursue new creative projects with a fresh perspective. As I rekindle my passions as a creator, I look forward to seeing where it will take me, and I deeply appreciate your support during this transition.

Fumito Ueda

The Last Guardian was announced at E3 2009 for the PlayStation 3. It stars a boy and his large, feathery beast of a friend. Since its announcement, there’s been little said about the title, aside from multiple confirmations that it does exist and hasn’t been cancelled.

With Sony’s big event coming up on February 20th, might there be an announcement in the works? Or will it “just” be a PlayStation 4 announcement?

Share your Last Guardian speculation in the comments section.


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