Fumito Ueda, creator of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, says that The Last Guardian, despite it’s rumored state of limbo, is still in fact in development.
Many gamers worried that Ueda’s departure from the development studio responsible for the game, would result in a possible cancellation of the game. Not so, says Ueda.
On his personal blog, Ueda, debunked the rumors and stated that the game is not only still being worked on, but that he is actually still working on it himself, as a freelance contributor.
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
So there you have it; straight from the horse’s mouth. The game is still very much on, so worry not. Let’s just hope there’s some new update at this year’s E3.