Earlier today, long time industry veteran, Fumito Ueda posted an update on the progress of The Last Guardian. He also revealed that he is still overseeing the game working with Sony Japan.
I suppose its only fitting that the two of the last great games on the PS3 start with “The Last” in the title with The Last of Us and The Last Guardian. The latter being developed by Team ICO, responsible for some of the most iconic games of the PS2 era, has been in development hell for nearly half a decade.
Some of that delay may have been attributed to the departure of creative genius, Fumito Ueda former head of Team ICO. Ueda revealed last year that he has decided to leave Team ICO to pursue new and different creative projects. While he will eventually transition to other projects, Ueda did reveal his commitment to completing The Last Guardian while working for Sony Japan in freelance capacity.
Original 2011 Target Release Trailer:
Its been over a year since we heard anything about The Last Guardian from Sony, and Ueda has been getting a lot of inquiries into the status of the game. This has prompted Ueda to post a message on his blog, emphasizing once again that he will continue to oversee development of The Last Guardian completing his final charge.
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.