Fumito Ueda has posted a status update on his website in an effort to assure fans that development on The Last Guardian continues, and that he is still involved in a freelance capacity.
"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.
"It is my intent to continue my involvement with the 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 said the game's release is "solely decided by Sony, not myself," and to "keep an eye out" for an official announcement.