Rumor: Ueda Leaves Sony To Finish The Last Guardian
Well, this is no good.
According to Eurogamer, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus creator and visionary Fumito Ueda has left Sony.
Various Japanese sources are saying Ueda is now working on his current project, The Last Guardian in a "freelance capacity," which means he no longer has Sony's resources (and that sounds troublesome). We've often worried about the game in question because the development process has been marred by delays, and now it seems we know part of the reason. The good news is that Ueda fully intends to complete The Last Guardian and then attempt "personal projects," whatever those might be.
Sony has expressed some disappointment in Team ICO's progress on The Last Guardian and SCE Studios president Shuhei Yoshida was quoted as saying "the team has been under big pressure." As of now, Ueda's latest creation is supposed to release some time next year, but that's very much up in the air.
If Ueda really has left, it's anyone's guess at to when the game will arrive. Heck, maybe it'll show up faster. No more red tape, ya know?
Related Game(s): The Last Guardian
11/30/2011 12:27:13 PM Ben Dutka