With a week to go to Sony’s
“See the Future” presentation, Director of The Last Guardian
, Fumito Ueda, released a personal statement to explain that he is still working on the eagerly anticipated title.
The title has been in development since 2007, but little is known about it. Over the years there have been rumours that the game was cancelled
, but Ueda dismissed these. He explained, “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.” While he left Sony in 2011, he continues to work on The Last Guardian as a freelance contributor.
He closed out his statement on his website
“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.”
The timing of this statement is intriguing, because Sony has two events in the next few weeks that could indicate what the plans are for the next generation. Even more intriguing is that Ueda said, “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.”
Sony will host its See the Future
presentation on February 20th where it is expected that the PlayStation 4 will be revealed. Its Destination Playstation
event will be hosted on February 25th, which is when retailers get informed about planned releases for the coming year.