Legendary Elite co-creator and Frontier chief David Braben has "intentionally gone quiet" on upcoming multiplatform "techno thriller" The Outsider in order to prevent it from becoming old.

Speaking to VideoGamer.com today during a Nintendo press event to promote WiiWare and DSiWare games, including Frontier's LostWinds sequel, Braben insisted he won't start talking about it again until the time is right.

When asked for an update on the game, Braben replied: "Oh it's very exciting. One of the problems with games, especially games with long development periods, is if you talk about them all of the time it becomes old.

"So I've intentionally gone quiet. And we will be quiet for a while, until we choose the right time to start talking about it again. I don't know. It's all opinion. If you talk about something all of the time then it becomes old."

When asked if he knew what year the game will be released, Braben said: "We do. But we're not saying it!"

We know next to nothing about The Outsider, originally announced in 2005.

The initial press release described it as a high-tech thriller set in a living and breathing present-day Washington DC. You play a CIA operative with a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and combat talents.

Since then, only a handful of screenshots and a short trailer have been released.

Expect more from David Braben over the course of the week.