X

REGISTER TO CUSTOMIZE
YOUR NEWS AND GET ALERTS
ON The Last Guardian

Click the box below to confirm you are over 13, not a robot, and agree to our Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions
No thanks, take me to EGMNOW
X
Customize your news
for instant alerts on
The Last Guardian
Register below
(it only takes seconds)
Click the box below to confirm you are over 13, not a robot, and agree to our Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions


X
X
The Last Guardian


 

THE BUZZ: Fumito Ueda—the man behind beloved PlayStation releases like ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, and creator of the upcoming The Last Guardian—is one of the best-known talents at Sony Computer Entertainment. If talk is to be believed, however, his time at the company may be over.

According to Eurogamer, Ueda has left Sony, and is now working for the company on a freelance basis in order to get the long-delayed The Last Guardian finished up. The rumor states that, in fact, that prolonged development cycle is one of the reasons for Ueda’s departure from Team ICO.

“It’s been very difficult in terms of seeing the progress: not as fast as we’d been hoping for, and the team has been under big pressure,” SCE Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said last month when giving an update about Guardian‘s progress.

EGM’s TAKE: While Sony’s gaming platforms are known for their big hits like Uncharted, Killzone, Gran Turismo, and many others, Ueda’s creations—ICO and Shadow of the Colossus—stand as two of the most creative and original projects to not only hit the PlayStation family of hardware, but video gaming in general.

While there have been talk as to the goings on of Fumito Ueda, Team ICO, and potential problems that have lead to The Last Guardian‘s development taking as long as it has, if he has truly left the company, it will be a blow not only to Sony, but also PlayStation fans everywhere.

Source: Eurogamer

0   POINTS
0   POINTS


About Eric Patterson

view all posts

Eric got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights.

RUMOR: ICO, Shadow of the Colossus Creator Leaving Sony?

Fumito Ueda—the man behind beloved PlayStation releases like ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, and creator of the upcoming The Last Guardian—is one of the best-known talents at Sony Computer Entertainment. If talk is to be believed, however, his time at the company may be over.

By Eric Patterson | 11/30/2011 06:44 PM PT

News

THE BUZZ: Fumito Ueda—the man behind beloved PlayStation releases like ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, and creator of the upcoming The Last Guardian—is one of the best-known talents at Sony Computer Entertainment. If talk is to be believed, however, his time at the company may be over.

According to Eurogamer, Ueda has left Sony, and is now working for the company on a freelance basis in order to get the long-delayed The Last Guardian finished up. The rumor states that, in fact, that prolonged development cycle is one of the reasons for Ueda’s departure from Team ICO.

“It’s been very difficult in terms of seeing the progress: not as fast as we’d been hoping for, and the team has been under big pressure,” SCE Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said last month when giving an update about Guardian‘s progress.

EGM’s TAKE: While Sony’s gaming platforms are known for their big hits like Uncharted, Killzone, Gran Turismo, and many others, Ueda’s creations—ICO and Shadow of the Colossus—stand as two of the most creative and original projects to not only hit the PlayStation family of hardware, but video gaming in general.

While there have been talk as to the goings on of Fumito Ueda, Team ICO, and potential problems that have lead to The Last Guardian‘s development taking as long as it has, if he has truly left the company, it will be a blow not only to Sony, but also PlayStation fans everywhere.

Source: Eurogamer

0   POINTS
0   POINTS



About Eric Patterson

view all posts

Eric got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights.