Ico and Shadow of the Colossus team lead Fumito Ueda has confirmed that his upcoming PS3 title has not yet reached the "critical" stage of production.
Probably still in pre-alpha!
or maybe... it just suck... Expectations are too high thanks to SotC and ICO... they just cant phail...
they had and have the time and tools and help from sony to make their next game as big as SoTC did for ps2!! and this time sony investing a lot of money in their internal studios!!! thank u sony for not killing the gaming industry and by giving time for a great games to come and not rushing games just to compete with ur rivals big releases!
Yeah I'm guessing Sony letting him free at the moment to do what he wants, but probably mid-2009 they will start pressuring him to get a firm release date. I think that's what he means by pressure, that Sony doesn't want him to rush and finish the game ASAP. Either way it will be a great game.
Ha ha @ Amanosenpal, everyone's disagreeing with him because he made the mistake of putting 'ICO' and 'fail' in the same sentence
What makes you think there taking there time on PS3 games? Did it ever hit you that maybe it's taking awhile because the system is diffucult to develop on like everyones been saying? Maybe you should thank Sony for making it tough on developers. I want games now and not freaking 5 years down the road just to end up with a game that doesn't even look better then anything on 360. It would honestly make more since for developers and even gamers to be thanking MS for there design choices rather than Sony's.
I'm not defending, but Sony has created new technology in the PS3, so of course it would be hard to program for for developers. Someone had to be the innovator, and this time it was Sony. If you don't want to wait "5 years for games", then enjoy a PS2 or 360. We all have nothing but time on this earth anyway. If you don't have a PS3, or are not ever planning to purchase one, then I can't understand your complaining about it.
You do of course know that more and more developers are figuring the Cell out, right? Hell, Ubisoft called them on this claim, stating that they were having a blast designing for it. And the only reason a game would look like a 360 port is if they just ported over the 360 version of it, instead of trying to use the extra horses under the hood. Technology evolves, and that goes for game consoles too. Embrace change... 5 yea... DUKE NUKEM FOREVER IS NOT A PSE GAME!!! Don't blame Sony for that one...
i dont care if its how long this game takes to make, so take your time team ico, ICO was freakin amazing so was shadow of collosus, both of those games are really really good i loved ICO so much when it first came out I CANT WAIT for their next game!!! :D
It truly takes time to create a masterpiece. Whatever they make it'll be day one for me.
Ico took what? 2 years to develop? Wish it would be the same for this one, can`t wait, first day purchase for me also.
Actualy Ico took around 4 years (it started on the ps1) and so did Shadow of the big dudes. It will be great, but it will take time.
There was an interview last week where they said it took about 4 years to do Ico (started production for the PSone before moving to PS2), and 4 years to do Shadow of the Colossus, and that this game will take at least that long to finish as well.
ok fair enough, I would still be happier if it was rdy next week though. this is crazy! *Runs in room* *slams door*
It's going to be great, plus it will probably come out in 2009 because if it takes 4 years to develop, then since Shadow of the Colossus was released in 2005 that probably means that this one will come out in 2009.
i own both consoles and i think ps3 is better YANKEESPAWN. just because your poor and cant afford a ps3
I agree that he is childish, but don't make fun of people for being poor. I am sure there are plenty of people the would like to own a PS3 or a 360 right now, but just can't afford them. Does that mean we should make fun of them? are they not also gamers, that enjoy a hobby that you yourself also enjoy? So what if Yankee can't afford a PS3, just ignore him and his comments, and keep gameing.
:| how long does he expect us to wait. MGS4 has simply spoiled everything for me, i want a game of that quality:P
but I gladly take less cut-scenes thank you. Team Ico had sleepers last gen and when you've got a hit, now there is more pressure to perform and all the sudden every one wants an AAA game and it will be reviewed with more criticism. I'm waiting for the next Sleeper this gen....you won't hear much about it until you play it.
@ 5.1 - "MGS4 was a great game but I gladly take less cut-scenes thank you." Yeah i just finished the game yesterday without watching the cut-scenes in less than seven hours. Too short, give me more gameplay and less cut-scenes. On topic, Team Ico have a great track record, i have no doubt in my mind they're gonna produce a great game.
Take your time Fumito.
i second that my good man
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lol thanks bubbles to you too..powdered toast..part of a complete breakfast
I agree, fumito, team ico they shud take there time longer we wait the better the more qualtiy, Bubbles for both of you (action bastarts and toast man) and hahah Action Bastard Lol! i remeber Shin Chan HAHAHHAHAHAH
Speeking of shin chan; http://video.google.com/vid... I love that video. HONOR AND A PEEEEENIS! On topic: I have to agree give this guy the time he needs that team is one of the most creative out there.
Team ICO are not ones to be rushed, go look at any of their previous titles, they take their work incredibly seriously. Not knocking our development houses out there but these guys aspire to things i never thought possible on a certain piece of hardware. Who know, they could have spent the last several years building up the tech the game will need, similar to that of GG/Killzone. No doubt in my mind, this is one studio that should never be forced to compromise to meet a deadline. They have the all important eye for great style as well as incredibly skilled programmers/developers. When they bring it to the table, it will impress.
It's a little disappointing to hear that the game isn't even in Critical development yet when it's been nearly 3 years since Shadow of the Colossus was released. I think that Team ICO's next game probably wont be out until 2010 or late 2009. They have a very small studio and there was a 4 year gap between each of their games so far because ICO came out in 2001 then Shadow of the Colossus in 2005. I guess Team ICO really likes to take their time, but 4 years between a game is long enough if you ask me. I just hope that they at least announce the game at this year's Leipzeg or Tokyo Game show because I've got to see what they are working on.
I used to hope for a Leipzig reveal. I've adjusted my expectations somewhat to a TGS reveal. At least I hope this recent 'flurry' of activity - the Yoshida interview and now this - is pointing to a reveal at TGS.
AclayPS3............ I feel the same. At this point my hopes are that we will see something at TGS.Most probably just some concept art and the actual discription of the game.A sequel? A whole new World? A spin off within the "ICO World"? We shall see,I sure will keep my fingers crossed for news at least by TGS. The game seems to have late 09" written all over it. That sure would be some 09" Fall if it were to join God of War 3 and possibly Kingdom hearts 3....Dare I dream? I hope this new game gives us the adventure/puzzling solving/exploration of Ico.Along with the same ambiance and mood......It would also be great to have "SOTC boss" battles spread throughout the adventure. Best of both Worlds.
oooo baby i can bet u anything that this game is gone rock:D:D and theyve probably been concentrating on there other game so thats why they havent had that much time with this 1.
Developer comments like this are the reason I bought and strongly support the Playstation brand. It must be great to be a first party developer for Sony. I'm sure there are always going to be pressures from Sony but they have left Team Ico, Polyphony, Naughty Dog, Insomniac, Santa Monica, Media Molecule, etc. to actually work towards their visions without micro-managing them. Sony has developed a worldclass stable of development houses, who share ideas and technology and who can pursue their artistic goals. I just don't see that happening (Bungie) with other console makers.
Sony can't pressure Insomniac even if they wanted to since Insomniac is a 2nd Party.
Is there even such a thing as a 2nd party studio?? I have always known there to only be 1st party/person, and 3rd party/person. Never have I heard of 2nd party/person. Maybe I am wrong...but I think you meant 3rd party.
A 2nd party studio is an independent studio that has a contract to create exclusive games for the console manufacturer. It's just as Insomniac Games creates exclusive games for Sony, but Sony doesn't own them. Bungie is a 2nd party studio as well because they have a contract to create exclusive games for Microsoft.
they are studio's that are contracted to develop for a system for specific IP's but are not owned by a specific company and forced to make games. Insomniac is second party because sony contracts them to make resistance(sony owns the IP mind you) for the ps3, however if insomniac wanted to they could make games for the 360. Same goes for bungie, however their contract gives MS first refusal rights on all new projects, So if microsoft refuses to publish the title then bungie could go to other publishers to make the game. first party developers are studio's owned by MS/NIN/SNE and can only make games for a specific system.
As far as I understood it, 2nd party developers are basically 3rd party developers exclusively bound to one of the big three (Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft) by contract. Like SiliconKnights and Nintendo last generation. If I am talking crap, please correct me, I never really got into that matter. EDIT: Damnit Xi, you beat me to it.
Good one Amp!
At any rate, very excited bout the new game.Peace
2009 is the Year of Team ICO. They'll probably have a teaser set for TGS this year just to officially announce the game.
yeah, i'll be really happy just to have a remote idea of what the game is about.
Yep, a title and a hint of the game concept is all it'll take.
What have they been up to since Shadow of the colossus? I think they have been studying the PS3 architecture and figured out how to utilize the cell.
They said after SOTC they started planning the next game and figuring out the PS3. I can`t wait.....cause technically SOTC was not suppose to be able to be done on the PS2. Team Ico FTW.
SOTC was incredible. It will be interesting to see what they can achieve on the PS3.
I'm sure they will come up with something along the lines of Uncharted/MGS4/Killzone2 as far as technicals go, and those games have pretty much proven that the sky is the limit for PS3 development considering they are the early on titles. I can't see a PS3 exclusive being plagued with technical problems when the knowledge base is so much bigger now after those titles have paved the way. Luckily they can use the streaming from Uncharted :)
This man and his team created, easily my favorite 3-d game ever made, so he can take as long as he wanted. ICO and SOTC are brilliance realized on screen. This is at their very worst, by the way. At their absolute best, they're a work of art. I've never been so impressed by a game as when you're fighting the Poseidon colossi in SOTC. That was an amazing fight. Cinematic doesn't begin to describe it.
I'm hearing good things,eh... The droids, they vouch for you... Dont phk it up, ok. Soon droids... soon.
They are making two games,not one
When chatting with a friend from a Games magazine he said that they are working on one very small title for the PSN and two big games. So yeah.. I hope he is correct.
i jus herd theyre making a small psn title and a big game lol (2 games) how every many i bet theyll be good
@ Diugu Errr, two big titles? Unlikely. What's more likely is one big game and one, possibly two, smaller titles for the PSN.
Ill wait another few years if needed.
Whatever it is, it'll probably be badass.
No worries, I can wait......It's just my split personality wants to see this game NOW!!...but I can wait...
I'm glad they're not being rushed and I can 't wait for some concept art.
not that i want to speculate and all, but do you think that this is the game the the BBC guy was talking about? i mean seriously, out of all the developers that have already showed their games, Team Ico has yet to reveal theirs. I mean look what they did with the PS2 on SOTC!, that was amazing!
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