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'Keep an eye out for Last Guardian announcement', says Ueda

Creative director will 'pursue new projects with fresh perspective' after release

Acclaimed games developer Fumito Ueda has broken his silence on the protracted and troubled PS3 project The Last Guardian.

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In a message posted on his personal blog, Ueda said his grand project was taking shape and added that, once it is complete, he will "pursue new creative projects with a fresh perspective".

Ueda, 42, resigned from Japan Studio in November 2011, though he continues to work on The Last Guardian as a freelance contributor. It has been suspected on many occasions that the project had been pushed to next-gen or would not even be published at all.

"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," he said on Wednesday.

"I should also mention that details regarding the Last Guardian release is solely decided by Sony Computer Entertainment, not myself. Please keep an eye out for their official announcement."

The next major press conference scheduled by Sony is its PS4 PlayStation Meeting, which takes place in New York on Wednesday, February 20.

However, Sony has not said whether or not it will showcase The Last Guardian at the special one-off event.

The Last Guardian was initially delayed in 2011 to an unspecified "2012" deadline.

"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," Ueda said.

"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."

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