Fumito Ueda posts The Last Guardian update
posted on 02.13.13 at 09:23 AM EDT by (@salromano)
'The Last Guardian is still in development,' says lead designer.

Fumitu Ueda, the former boss of SCE Japan Studio’s Team Ico division, has posted an update on upcoming PlayStation 3 title The Last Guardian on his official website.

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

Thanks, Famitsu.

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish Demolish

    i Wonder There is a partnership between FFVXIII And The Last Guardian ?!

  • Bloodios

    How about that… a huge block of texts that doesn’t actually tell us anything… *sigh*

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    A Last Guardian message exactly a week before Sony’s PS4 event.

    Interesting.

    Or maybe it’s not. I’m just bored.

    • syaznifaiq

      Maybe its PS4 launch title ? ” The Last Guardian‘s RELEASE is solely DECIDED by Sony Computer Entertainment, not myself.”

    • http://twitter.com/MasterVG71782 MasterVG71782

      I don’t think it’s just a coincidence, myself.

    • Mateus Prado Sousa

      Sony PS4 event? Are you sure that is about PS4?

      • Budgiecat

        Vita Slim

        • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

          That HDMi port might be for 3D/VR support. Oculust is said to require HDMi so yup… sony has taken 7 years… they could have their own VR headsets.

  • big drew

    Oh Yea….I forgotten about this game. But I hope its for the PS4.

    • http://profiles.google.com/dnlblue Daniel blue

      Frankly, I still hope it’s for the Playstation 3 since this is the game that made me buy one in the first place (no regrets on the purchase, though; it’s a great console).

      • big drew

        without a doubt. i have hopes as well, but given the announcement of the ps4 and how long TLG has been in development; im thinking it may be a possible PS4 game. i have a ps3 as well and if it comes out on the ps3 then excellent.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Obb/100001994017630 Bob Obb

    I think this is one of those games that could actually benefit from a new console’s smaller install base. I suspect the PS4 launch lineup will be mostly cross-generation and multi-platform games, TLG would stand out.

  • MrRobbyM

    Totally a PS4 game now. Sony’s gonna need some nice lookin’ exclusives for their launch games and something as big as this is bound to sell a few consoles.

    • Budgiecat

      I already looks nice. Beyond looks nice. Watch Dogs looks nice, FF Versus XIII looks nice. Just moving them to another console doesn’t do much but show how inferior they will look compare to the games that are actually being developed on more advance game engines specifically for those next gen consoles.

    • Peacenutman

      That’s what I think too, remember ICO was suppose to be PS1 game, later Sony just made it a PS2 game.

  • shogunknight

    A trailer of this game was shown early ps3 release and might now be a ps4 release or late ps3 like shadow of the colossus. At least its still in production

    • ahmed432432

      Shadow Of The Colossus is an exclusive PS2 game and was released back in 2005. It was then re-released on PS3 on 2011.

  • NCloud

    Feb 20th, Sony will announce release dates for Vs and The Last Guardian…… :P

    • Budgiecat

      and then we will all do triple backflips and land on one finger and do 360 degree spins on it

  • Prodigy-X

    It will be there at the PS Meeting.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    How about a new trailer? Something… please? Pretty please!

  • http://twitter.com/BanzaiJapan1 Banzai Japan

    Yes!!!!!

  • Budgiecat

    Can he also comment on FF Versus XIII since S-E refuses to say anything lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fitzpatrick-Phillips/1786364591 Fitzpatrick Phillips

    Well at least we know its still happening.

  • http://twitter.com/BanzaiJapan1 Banzai Japan

    we want this game

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    I don’t think it will switch to the PS4… I remember Sony gave games at the near end of a console after releasing their next gen console… This would be one of those games….

    • Elvick

      If they were having a lot of development problems due to the hardware, then I think it switching to PS4 would make a lot of sense.

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        It is… But wouldn’t it be unethical(There’s a better word for it, i know) now that this game was already announced for the PS3 then suddenly switching to the PS4? Remember they are still working on it which means they would have to scratch it and do it all over again if they move it to the PS4…

        • Elvick

          Pikmin 3… Beyond Good & Evil 2…

          Two examples. One a first party title, one third party.

          It’s happened before.

          • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

            Okay… You win…

            Let’s wait and see if TLG is still a PS3 title or not… After PS Meeting and hopefully, we know something about it…

  • YangTerlupakan

    So originally this game is directory by Ueda and now he just FREELANCER, i affraid how quality of this game now T_T

    so this why sony drop Trademark THE LAST GUARDIAN last year???????
    this message tell everything

  • PrinceHeir

    WANT THIS!!!!!!