It's a real tragedy that The Last Guardian has gone from one of the most anticipated games on the PlayStation 3 to a weird kind of running joke amongst those who love Fumito Ueda's work. When the initial trailer for the game was released we were dazzled, but years have passed with no word as to a concrete release date. For that, Ueda has apologised.
"[M]ore than anything I feel terribly sorry that for various reasons I have kept my audience waiting for such a long time," he explained, in an interview with Edge.
The interview reveals very little about the game itself, or of the circumstances regarding his departure from Sony. He did confirm that he is continuing to work on The Last Guardian, but stated that his own creative work on the game "was mostly finished a long time ago". According to Ueda "the details of when, where and how it will be completed" are beyond his control.