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nrvalleytime1324d ago

Excellent news, at least for the Last Guardian. Hopefully this update means that we'll have some further information from Sony soon.

Dylila1324d ago (Edited 1324d ago )

Fumito Ueda-
“As some of you may have heard, I left Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio some time ago to pursue my creative passions. "

"Moving forward, it is my intent to continue my involvement with THE LAST GUARDIAN project, as well as pursue new creative projects with a fresh perspective."

i didnt get to play his games when they were released but i recently played sotc recently and thought it was brilliant. i believe this mates career is over or you wont see another project by him until ps6. ive waited a while for the last guardian and think its unnecessary for his games to take so long. gt 5 takes a while but its because they take 6months to model each car and the game has over 1400 cars.

i believe team ico will replace this mate with someone quite competent and probably better. there are a lot of talented people in this world.

j-blaze1324d ago (Edited 1324d ago )

Team ICO lost its soul :(

Edit: N4G should remove the disagree button seriously...like it or not, Team ICO never going to be the same without Ueda.

rezzah1324d ago

I believe he went on to make games for mobile phones or Facebook. Though he said once TLG is completed he will leave.

I recall reading something like that.

InMyOpinion1324d ago

"gt 5 takes a while but its because they take 6months to model each car and the game has over 1400 cars."

So...next GT game is due in 700 years? lol.

Wintersun6161324d ago (Edited 1324d ago )

^

So soon? You sure? :O

rezzah1324d ago

Reply to your last line.

I find it doubtful for them to find someone better.

Who else can provide an experience such as ICO and SOTC?

Sure there are games like Flower/Journey (Thatgamecompany), and Limbo but they do not compare to the type of bond created between player and character. What they can be compared with is how the story telling is done through the emphasis of gameplay and lack of narration.

There are games in which players form a strong bond with the characters, but the story telling is done through narration. A personal example is
FF7:Crisis Core.

I think what made ICO and SOTC unique is there is both a strong bond with the character(s), and the story is told through gameplay. To me I do not recall a similar experience with any other game that I have played.

Army_of_Darkness1324d ago

"I should also mention that details regarding THE LAST GUARDIAN's release is solely decided by Sony Computer Entertainment, not myself."

Hmmm, interesting.. sounds like they are almost done the last guardian! and judging by his comment, I would bet yall that the Last guardian's release date and new trailer will be announced this FEB.20.2013:-)

Gaming1011324d ago

The problem with TLG is technically related, not creatively related. The programmers can't seem to get the coding right, and that's what the issue has been that's preventing this game from getting released.

Ueda is like every other super creative person - they want freedom more than anything, and sometimes when you're in one company you're stuck doing the same things over and over, and you fall into a creative slump and lose interest, so you move onto other things. It's the reason Hideo Kojima desperately wants to do something outside of Metal Gear, to flex his creative muscles.

morganfell1323d ago

"I find it doubtful for them to find someone better."

No one is irreplaceable. As soon as someone says it can't be done, they are usually interrupted by someone doing it.

When I first played God of War I thought Dave Jaffe was the soul of that game and character. The more I discovered about him that opinion changed quickly. Despite his personality he is talented. And though he left the team the games have only become better.

No one at Bungie is the soul of Bungie and look how many personnel changes they have had over the years. Bungie is one of those teams that is an idea and an idea can be more powerful and more influential than a person.

The problem with a project or IP arises when it falls to the hands of a person or team that fails to understand the gravity of the story or project. Then we are witness to the cheap cash in incidents and wasted opportunities that are so abhorrent in gaming, the ones that leave you shaking your head.

Fumito Ueda is certainly one of the more rare and careful developers who is quite passionate about his projects. It is absurd and quite out of reason to think he did not surround himself with similar people, an entire development house in fact. As such it is the spirit of that place that is more important than any one individual and it is the soul of the team that can produce amazing titles long after his departure.

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marinelife91324d ago

As a PS4 launch title it will look amazing. Definite buy.

HarryMasonHerpderp1324d ago

It would make sense if it was a PS4 launch title as it would explain why it's been so long in development. They did say it would be a PS3 game though so who knows. Hopefully we will learn more at this years E3.

Daver1324d ago

Im guessing for a ps4 title too.

Jazz41081324d ago

Smart guy. He knows to get out now as its almost 100percent sony will be closing another studio down.

Freak of Nature1324d ago

The timing of this makes it quite clear we will hear about it on feb 20th. PS4 launch title, or at least launch window.... They could try and recoup the financial burden by making it cross-gen? We shall see?

The game remains under his creative supervision, this is a great sign. Wow what a wait for a game huh?

Tapani1324d ago

You can't rush inspiration.

soljah1324d ago

sounds to me news on this 2/20 at the sony conference.
does this mean ps4 luanch title confirmed?

showtimefolks1324d ago

as long as he is still the lead director i am interested, i think it would mean a lot of this game launches with ps4. maybe it won't do huge numbers sales wise but i think sony will gain a lot of positive momentum from core gamers if this game finally comes out

and what if this is the 1st game sony shows running on PS4? how awesome would that be? February 20th

solar1324d ago

I can't wait for another Team Ico game. Those are the games making it worth owning a PS3. Which there hasn't been many that has justified my purchase. And no i have never owned a 360. Jesus i have to type that every time i criticize the platform or im labeled a MS fanboy. An no, there hasn't been Sony Exclusives that has justified the purchased.

zeddy1324d ago

i had no interest in this game once i heard there was trouble between him and sony but i didnt know he was still the director! i think it might actually be a ps4 game now, fingers crossed.

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Arai1324d ago (Edited 1324d ago )

Seems like this is a confirmation of the title being a launch game for PS4.
It's a bit weird that he posts an update now, especially when PlayStation Meeting is 1 week away.
And the choice of words strike me as odd, then again I might be reading too much into it...we shall see in 7 days!

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

Walker1324d ago

ps4 launch title pls .

abzdine1324d ago (Edited 1324d ago )

PS4 launch title, no doubt!
Add Versus XIII to that and competition is over!

Karpetburnz1324d ago

This has to be one of the most infamous cases of video game vapourware, Hopefully It will be a PS4 launch title.

No FanS Land1324d ago

Too human started development in circa1997
and don't forget Duke nukem Forever.

Yes they finally got released, but we all thought they were canned long ago.

the vapor ware king is FF Versus XIII IMO.

Karpetburnz1323d ago

oh yeah, forgot about that, also Half Life 3 has to up there aswell.

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