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

"In the case of The Last Guardian, my creative work was mostly finished a long time ago," Ueda said.


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.

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    December 13, 2013 12:45 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, The Last Guardian director says 'creative work' is 'mostly finished'.

    "In the case of The Last Guardian, my creative work was mostly finished a long time ago," Ueda said.

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      December 13, 2013 12:57 PM

      As long as it doesn't get cancelled!

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        December 13, 2013 12:59 PM

        Read his comment again and remember Sony sent guys from Santa Monica down there to help them and they still had tons of issues.

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          December 13, 2013 1:51 PM

          What comment? And what does that have to do with what I said? I'm just hoping it doesn't get cancelled.... I have no idea what you're talking about...

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            December 13, 2013 1:57 PM

            The project is a financial and technical disaster at this point. I'd be really surprised if it gets released at all. It's costing Sony a shitload of money. What you're reading here is Ueda being nice and basically just talking about how he's excited to be out of there and doing his own thing.

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              December 13, 2013 3:36 PM

              Thanks for the pessimistic speculation. I'm sure you know Sony's viewpoint and the game's funding and progress better than anyone.

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                December 15, 2013 4:06 PM

                considering they've been working on the game for between 7 and 8 years, I'd say he's right on it being a financial disaster.

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                  December 15, 2013 9:20 PM

                  The more reason for them to finish it and get some return on investment.

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      December 13, 2013 1:01 PM

      shit just combine sotc bosses with ico platforming and tighten up the combat DONE

      on PS4 summer 2014

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      December 13, 2013 1:24 PM

      I have no idea what to expect from this game now. It's hard to imagine it being as focused and cohesive as Ico and Colossus after 8 years of on and off development.

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      December 13, 2013 1:54 PM

      At this point I just want them to stop talking about it. Stop hitting where it hurts, seriously. I just want to forget about the whole drama, and only hear about it when they have something solid to announce. Like say a fucking release date.

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      December 14, 2013 2:48 PM

      Can someone tell me why people still want to play this game? I just don't understand the appeal. The most gameplay I remember seeing is the boy feeding the creature barrels or something.

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