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Sony: Team ICO Cooking Up Something "Really, Really Good"

By a show of hands, who here expects Team ICO's next-gen project to be "really, really good?" Yeah, we thought so. And it seems like Sony Worldwide Studios head man Shuhei Yoshida has promised a great effort from the guys that brought you ICO and Shadow of the Colossus.

According to an interview with Yoshida in the upcoming OPM, he says Fumito Uedo, who was mostly responsible for the aforementioned titles, is one hell of a designer (duh). He first provided us with a little interesting history regarding the stellar and unique ICO:

"I started the ICO project. Ueda-san joined my team in Japan as a cinematic animator, but he created a short movie and presented it to me and said, 'I want to make this game.' I said, 'Yes, lets do it, but you have never made a game. We have to have experienced people do it,' so it took a while, recruiting one person at a time. And because Fumito Ueda doesn't compromise, we had to move the development from PSone to PlayStation 2. Then I couldn't complete the game because I moved to the United States." (source- NeoGAF)

As for the PS3 game that's in the works - the game that didn't make it to E3 - Yoshida says very simply that while "they haven't released a PS3 title yet," it'll be "really, really good." Of course, he jokes that it will take four years like ICO did...at least, we hope it's a joke. SotC released in 2006, which would put the new project at 2010, and that's just too late for the fans. Bring it out ASAP, Team ICO!

8/4/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

Nightshade386
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 10:53:02 PM
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Now this could make me want a PS3.........

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OhYessss
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 10:12:55 AM

Why do you have an account on this site if you don't have a ps3 or are you imagining yourself in someone else's perspective?

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AntDC
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 11:14:18 PM
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Now these guys I have faith in to make a stunning game. If they could make beautiful games like Ico and SoC, imagine what they could acheive with the PS3...

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The_Chimeran
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 11:19:33 PM
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i only played shadow of colussus and that game was wonderful. one of the best that i ever played. I loved that the things that the character could do were simple grabs, stabs, and shoot arrows, but they made those three things so immersive by having it all be a puzzle to beat the boss. Oh and love the idea that it was just you and awesome creatures one-on-one. That said looking for to PoP.

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AntDC
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 11:47:36 PM

That game was incredible, but yeah most people I've talked to haven't played Ico, mostly because its impossible to find and didn't sell to well originaly. I highly recommend it, it's probably the most beautiful game i've ever played... and that final scene... bought a tear to my eye it did... :)

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 12:47:43 AM
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I have both Ico and Shadow of Colossus!
Great great games

Psyched to see what they're creating for the ps3.

I just hope this 4 year thing is more of a joke...
Oh well, can't wait to see the level they're creating for LBP.

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ceedot
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 1:28:12 AM
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Just more rumours to get people excited at.

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 1:46:31 AM
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......... wth is that? .... videos plz?

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fatchad420
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 4:02:00 AM
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Ico was an O.K. game, it was more artsy then anything. They where able to create a game based on escorting a girl around and we all know how much people hate escort missions. But to me Shadow of the Collosus is the game that really sticks out when i think of this developer. If they can nail the same experience i got from playing SOtC then i'll be one happy gamer.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 12:34:20 PM

No, it was a GREAT game.
It really took what people think an adventure game should be like and made it into something more complex and challenging.

Really love all the things you had to do in that game.

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firehahahahaha
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 4:16:53 AM
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Shadow of the Colossus is by far my favorite game I've ever played so I'll really be looking forward to this one. I still need to get my hands on Ico though :(.

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Wolfmaster
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 8:30:07 AM
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I enjoyed shadow, it will be interesting to see what they do next. Off the subject: Ben did you see over at EDGE,the story about FFXIII coming to the Box in ASIA?

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 1:40:03 PM

welcome new user

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 3:31:46 PM

Yes, I saw it, but it doesn't really fit into PSXE news. :)

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 9:21:47 AM
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Shadow of the Colossus was definitly an overlooked game. Its such great quality and excellent in every aspect. Sure its not mobs and mobs of enemies attacking you where you have a special attack to wipe them all out at once...but man...every battle being a "BOSS" battle...intense. I just loved literally hanging onto them as they tried to shake me off...sometimes i'd just let go so i could climb up again :-P

Ico was good, I didn't enjoy it as much as SotC but its still good.

Btw for anyone that can't find either of those 2 great games...you can find them by "other" means...not that i'm promoting "that" sorta thing...but I can't just let a awesome game be overshadowed by the likes of Halo and God of War (note I didn't hate either of those games I just mentioned but compared to them, they weren't hyped just to clarify)

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Aftab
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 9:31:30 AM
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Shadow of the Colossus, though a ps2 game, was one of the first games I played on the ps3 (60gigger fully b/c, baby!), and one of the most memorable of all time. I still have to play ICO, and can't wait to see Team ICO outdo themselves, again. Just another reason why I am happy I stuck with Sony.

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Geosondaman
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 11:48:41 PM
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Sony has these great devs working for them. Team ICO is likely not to disappoint (can't say never or it will jinx it). Anyhow, looking forward to what they're cooking up. =)

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Noodles187
Thursday, August 07, 2008 @ 12:52:03 AM
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Both Shadow and ICO were memorable games (partly because of the lizard hunting in Shadow) and I am looking forward to this Team's next big hit.

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