The Last Guardian Isn't Dead, "Official Announcement" Coming Soon?

The Last Guardian, from the same team that brought us Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, has sadly been MIA for months now following repeated delays and the departure from Sony of some of its key developers.

The most important man to have left, former Team Ico boss Fumito Ueda, is still working as a contractor on the game, and perhaps to allay people's fears—or to hype an imminent announcement—he's posted a message on his site, which reads:

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.

Best case, we hear something about the game at Sony's big February 20 event. Worst case, hey, the game's still coming. Somewhere. In the future.

[Fumito Ueda]