The Last Guardian creator Fumito Ueda leaves Sony - rumour

EG: "Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian creator Fumito Ueda has left Sony, Eurogamer understands. Japanese video game development sources indicated the 41-year-old is working on finishing oft-delayed PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last Guardian in a freelance capacity."

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Dante1123146d ago

I know this is a rumor, but I really hope he didn't leave. The video game industry is already stagnant enough with all of these shooter games.

theonlylolking3146d ago

You are only paying attention to the shooter games. If you search around you will see that there are tons of games that are innovative and are not shooters.

crxss3146d ago

Ueda's 41?? ಠ_ಠ

he's still going to make games and that's all that matters right?

gaffyh3146d ago

HUGE loss for the team if true. I can't see him leaving for no reason, there must be something else going on. I mean, Sony gave him a big chance with Ico and SOTC, I don't see him giving up on that.

RememberThe3573146d ago

gaffyh: I was thinking the same thing. Sony is the reason anyone knows who this guy even is. They gave him a chance when no one else would have. They may have made the choice for him though. His game take forever to release and this project has probably taken longer to produce and coasted more money then Sony has originally intended. As business men as well as "creative facilitators" (I like that lol) they have to be torn on what to do about it. Maybe it's best this way. We'll just have to wait and see.

inveni03145d ago

I wonder what the source for this is.

zeddy3145d ago

i think he's had a knock on the door from microsoft.

Army_of_Darkness3145d ago

Yes there is lots of fps out there, but if you actually look carefully enough you'll also notice quite a few other types of games, more so if you have a ps3 due to its exclusives. I personally have yet to play any of this guys games so it won't really effect me one bit.

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Laypoof3146d ago

The day Fumito Ueda leaves Team Ico is the day I quit gaming.

TOO PAWNED3146d ago

liar you won't quit so stop writing bs

Majin-vegeta3146d ago

Yea man hopefully not he has made two of the best story driven art game's i have ever played.

Papertiger3145d ago (Edited 3145d ago )

Maybe for you perhaps and your "kind" this seems nice logicwins, but NOTHING about this is in any way shape or form nice. Fumitio Ueda is one of a handful of creative game genius's in a gaming world filled with generic FPS garbage.

N4g_null3145d ago

Sweet maybe he can team up with other creative developers and go multiplform!

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Optical_Matrix3146d ago

It's strange, I can't imagine him leaving at the most crucial point in his own projects development. It just seems so strange for Ueda, who is so passionate about his games to do something like that. Especially when its his most ambitious yet. I don't know what to say :/

Dante1123146d ago (Edited 3146d ago )

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Ueda doesn't seem like the type to just quit on his projects or leave it to other people. Almost like Kazunori Yamauchi in a way where his games take extra time to develop because he wants his game to be perfect in his eyes.

Edit: Kinda surprised that no one has hit his twitter yet lol

TVippy3146d ago

It's far from the most crucial - it's a QA stage.

-Alpha3145d ago

I agree, I am shocked and so saddened to hear it, I don't see how Team ICO can do without him and hope that his "Freelance" position doesn't mean "Don't care about the direction of the game"

PshycoNinja3146d ago


*mind explodes*

nondecaf3146d ago (Edited 3146d ago )

I think this is more fitting.

chiwoo3146d ago

Lets just hope this is not true i am a huge fan of his games.

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