In the "nothing has changed" category of news, The Last Guardian
is still in development. In fact, it's "under earnest development," Ico
and Shadow of the Colossus
creator Fumito Ueda told Famitsu. To help explain the game's constant absence from industry events, Ueda noted that SCE Japan Studio has other projects like Puppeteer
that are "taking priority right now."
The Last Guardian
was first announced at E3 2009
during Sony's keynote, then received a "holiday 2011
" release window before it was unceremoniously delayed
and Team Ico was shuffled in
with SCE Japan Studio. Sony confirmed Ueda's departure
from the company in December 2011, though Ueda reaffirmed that The Last Guardian
was under his creative supervision as of February
, as he remained committed to finishing the game as part of his contract. Sony CEO Jack Tretton said the game was "on hiatus
" in June.