The Last Guardian director says 'creative work' is 'mostly finished'

Perhaps one of the biggest disappointments of the PS3 generation is the tumultuous development of The Last Guardian, the long-awaited follow-up to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. The game is currently being "re-engineered," with director Fumito Ueda stepping down as full-time Sony employee and going freelance.

"When I worked at SCE, I was on an annual contract, so it was not as much of a change as those around me might think," Ueda said. However, he says that now that he is able to work on "secret" things beyond The Last Guardian.

"In the case of The Last Guardian, my creative work was mostly finished a long time ago," Ueda told Edge in a revealing interview. "But the details of when, where and how it will be completed are beyond my control."

"More than anything I feel terribly sorry that for various reasons I have kept my audience waiting for such a long time," he added.