Fumito Ueda Updates About The Last Guardian
Fumito Ueda, the driving force behind the long delayed and now mythical PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last Guardian has put forward an update on the status of the game.
Ueda explains on his personal website that the fabled sequel to the PS2′s Shadow of the Colossus is indeed still in development (which is where it’s been since 2007) and that despite having left Sony Computer Entertainment Japan last year, he is still on the dev team.
“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.”
Ueda added that “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. Ueda also explained that any forthcoming news about the project would be at Sony’s discretion and not his which seems to point to a possible announcement at the PlayStation Meeting next week.
“I should mention that details regarding The Last Guardian’s release is solely decided by Sony Computer Entertainment.”
“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.”
This update on the long awaited game from Team ICO a mere week before the highly probable reveal of the PlayStation 4 does raise some interesting questions. Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida did confirm last year that the game was still in development for the PS3 so perhaps The Last Guardian is the last big PlayStation exclusive to be announced for the PS3 or perhaps it has actually been moved to the PlayStation 4 as a launch game.
Whatever happens, stay tuned to Analog Addictions coverage of the PlayStation Meeting next week.
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