Fumito Ueda is “Terribly Sorry” for The Last Guardian Delay, His Creative Work “Was Mostly Finished a Long Time Ago”

November 19, 2013Written by Jason Dunning

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Earlier this month, we learned how The Last Guardian was “moving along in the right direction.” Now, Fumito Ueda revealed to Edge how he feels “terribly sorry that, for various reasons, I have kept my audience waiting for such a long time,” after being asked how taxing these last eight years have been on him as a creator.

Despite still being involved with The Last Guardian, Ueda has gone freelance, “because I felt a sense of crisis within myself about a lot of things. It’s hard to [say exactly what], but in terms of my own growth and career and so on.” After being on an annual contract when working at SCE, he talked about Sony’s reaction to him going freelance:

It was not easy, but I can’t go into the details just yet. It will be good to be able to discuss it along with a post-mortem of The Last Guardian someday.

Ueda added how his creative work on The Last Guardian “was mostly finished a long time ago, but the details of when, where and how it will be completed” are beyond his control. And as for what he’s working on besides The Last Guardian? “The rest is secret.”

Do Ueda’s comments about his creative work being mostly finished and already looking forward to a post-mortem fill you with confidence? Let us know in the comments below.