The Last Guardian dev says game is still in production, doesn’t clarify possibly leaving Sony

It feels like we’ve been waiting decades for the next game from Team Ico, but it’s really only been two and a half years since The Last Guardian was formally announced. Still, the number of delays since we first assumed the game would launch in 2010 have left us confused and worried. And rumors that the head of the developer, Fumito Ueda, had left Sony hardly raised our spirits. Today Ueda went on his Twitter to address some concerns, but ignored the bigger questions.

As translated by Andriasang Ueda returned to his Japanese language Twitter to write the following: “I've received a lot of questions... there's no need to worry, as The Last Guardian is still in production." While that’s certainly reassuring, according to the rumor Ueda is still working on the game as a freelancer but has left his position as Team Ico’s studio head. Sadly, Ueda was silent on whether he continues to be a Sony employee, though he did remind us that tomorrow is the tenth anniversary for Ico, which is cool even if it provides little comfort in this time of uncertainty. It’s possible we won’t get any more clarification on the matter until after Last Guardian ships, whenever that might be.

Source: Andriasang


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  • heznave1 - December 6, 2011 5:06 a.m.

    Japanese game development is turning into a joke...
  • chrisbarker1980 - December 6, 2011 4:54 a.m.

    I'm going to buy a PS3 for this game. Do not have the cash for one at the moment, so delay away Team Ico, mid to late 2012 will do me fine. :) Damn you Captcha!
  • cokelogic - December 6, 2011 12:29 a.m.

    Part of me is now rooting for PC port. It's the part of me who doesn't own a PS3.
  • Darkhawk - December 5, 2011 4:31 p.m.

    I bought my PS3 this year on sale in preparation for this game :(
  • minimaxi - December 6, 2011 midnight

    I bought mine 2 years ago for this game. Kojima fanboys may break my bones, but Fumito Ueda is THE role model for Japanese game designers (and maybe Miyamoto if he didn't rehash two franchises over and over again). *prepares flame shield from Suda51 fans*
  • inkyspot - December 6, 2011 3:31 a.m.

    I was thinking of buying a PS3 also, for this game. Uncharted, and ICo, but with rumors of a possible new console generation coming, am I a little too late the fray or is it still okay to buy?
  • inkyspot - December 6, 2011 3:32 a.m.

    I meant infamous, ICo, and Uncharted (Played the first one on a friend of mine's PS3 when I was hanging out in Kuwait.
  • EnigmaSpirit - December 5, 2011 2:55 p.m.

    I hope we get some sort of glimpse next E3. They have had us in suspense long enough.

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