Fumito Ueda Apologizes For The Last Guardian Delays

No doubt one of the most anticipated games for PS3 for years is The Last Guardian.  The PS3 project from Team Ico has landed on most site’s Most Anticipated Games of the Year list since it was announced at E3 2009.  However, the game has suffered multiple delays and now lives in a state of limbo.  No one knows what’s going on, and Game Director Fumito Ueda is very sorry about all these delays.

Speaking with Edge, Ueda apologized to all those eagerly awaiting the game.  “Putting aside the short-term output, more than anything I feel terribly sorry that for various reasons I have kept my audience waiting for such a long time.

“Maintaining motivation is all about producing something great. A hobby or alcohol might help to refresh you temporarily, but they won’t motivate creativity. Also, the original staff members on Ico and SOTC are just as fussy over details as I am.

“I always want to create quickly, and I always want to increase the rate of production. In the case of The Last Guardian, my creative work was mostly finished a long time ago, but the details of when, where and how it will be completed are beyond my control.”

The Last Guardian follows the critical hits Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.  Many are heavily speculating that development of The Last Guardian has been switched to the PS4.  Hopefully we’ll see the game sometime in the near future.