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Team ICO Hasn't Reached "Critical Production" Status Yet

Earlier, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, spoke about the confidence he has in Team ICO leader, Fumito Ueda. He also semi-joked that it may still be four years off, but Ueda himself has just confirmed that their PS3 project isn't rolling just yet.

According to the Videogaming247 blog and a recent interview given to UK gaming publication gamesTM, Ueda has revealed that the game - whatever it may be - hasn't hit the "critical stage of production," which probably means we're a ways from seeing the first media. Here's what Ueda had to say in a statement regarding the highly anticipated Team ICO PS3 exclusive:

"Im not feeling any pressure at the moment because time is not critical yet. Production has not reached the critical stage. The company is very reasonable thanks to my achievements in the past. So, although I do get pressurised, thats not happened yet [on the current project], and thats something I feel gratitude for, that the company gives us the opportunity to focus by giving us time. Im working on a PlayStation 3 title. Thats as far as I can go."

As Yoshida clearly hinted at, Sony really won't be pressuring Ueda and Co. to rush this project, which is why Team ICO certainly shouldn't feel rushed. But at the same time, this may translate to gamers being in the dark for the remainder of 2008; we had hoped to see an official unveiling at either the Leipzig Convention or the Tokyo Game Show. But perhaps we'll have to wait a bit longer...

8/5/2008 Ben Dutka

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Snake
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 11:33:12 AM
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Ben when r they going to put movies on the psn store

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 11:55:29 AM

They have movies in the PSN Store...next to the games tab is a movies tab? Maybe thats just America...are you in America?

Anyway, I wouldn't rush Team Ico...they're the last ones I'd push the wrong buttons with :-P

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Gogaku
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 11:35:46 AM
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I don't care how long it will take before we see any media from this game. Shadow of the Colossus was the best game I have ever played, and if Team Ico takes their time with this project it can't be anything but epic. Rushed projects never turn out good, so the longer it takes, the better it will be (probably). Go Team Ico!

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Daedusian
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 12:19:03 PM
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Yeah as long as we get something sometime I'll be happy. I'll be broke if they release something this year lol.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 12:32:21 PM
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Hoping for 2009 or 2010

Any more than that would be too much....

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Snake
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 1:46:03 PM
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I hope they take as much time as they need all the best games take about 4 to 5 years to make. Look at mgs

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fatchad420
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 2:50:58 PM
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So is Team ICO a Sony first party developer or just a really close third party developer?

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Deleted User
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 4:46:07 PM
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First Party, Sony owns them I believe

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