Fumito Ueda has issued a statement about elusive PS3 title The Last Guardian just days before Sony reveals the PS4 in New York.
The game has been in development since 2007 and has been the subject of a number of rumours over the last two years regarding cancellations and development hitches.
And, of course, there was Ueda’s departure from Sony in late 2011.
But now the developer has said on his personal website that work IS still ongoing. But it falls to Sony, not him, to announce a release date.
“As some of you may have heard, I left Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio some time ago to pursue my creative passions,” he wrote. “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.”