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Fumito Ueda issues The Last Guardian statement ahead of Sony's PlayStation 4 event

"Please keep an eye out."

The creator of delayed PlayStation 3-exclusive The Last Guardian has issued an update on the game's development just days before Sony's big PlayStation (4) pow-wow in New York.

Fumito Ueda explained that work on The Last Guardian was still in-progress (as it has been since 2007) and that he remained in charge.

Cryptically, Ueda added that the release of new information surrounding the project was Sony's job, not his.

"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," Ueda wrote on his personal site.

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

Ueda went on to mention that he was planning new projects to be undertaken "with a fresh perspective" - on a new console?

"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."

Ueda's statement comes exactly one week before Sony's much-hyped news conference. It's the first we've heard of The Last Guardian in months.

Sony Worldwide Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer last year that the game was still being developed "on PlayStation 3".

Would The Last Guardian continue to be developed for PlayStation 3 after the announcement of its successor?

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