Sony: Ueda “committed” to finishing The Last Guardian

Saturday, 10th December 2011 07:40 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Sony’s told IGN that Team ICO boss Fumito Ueda is “committed” to finishing up development on The Last Guardian.

In a statement, SCEA said Ueda “is in fact under contract and is committed to completing his work on The Last Guardian.”

However, the Sony statement doesn’t actually state if he’s under contract as a full-time Sony employee or as a freelancer, nor does it answer his long-term future with the company following Guardian.

It was rumoured last week by Eurogamer that Ueda had decided to leave the company, instead opting to finishing work on Team ICO’s next title as a freelancer.

Following the story, he tweeted work on the title was continuing as normal, but didn’t mention details on his future at Sony.

Earlier this week, casual games firm Bossa Studios announced it had hired producer on The Last Guardian, Yoshifusa Hayama, as its creative director.

The Last Guardian is expected at some point in 2012.



  1. viralshag

    It sounds like the dude is finishing out the game and then looking to gtfo of there. I bet within a month or two of The Last Guardian’s release we will get a headline like:

    “Official: Ueda Opens New Studio”

    It’s too early in the morning. FACT.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    ‘is in fact under contract and is committed to completing his work on The Last Guardian.’

    This has to be a Sony related contract, I doubt Sony would be that fucking stupid.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. OrbitMonkey

    All the stress of having to dodge Sony execs looking for the game he promised forever ago must have been too much for him…

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    @3: Nah, he’s turned it into a sort of Metal Gear Solid style romp. Imagine Sony execs with exclamation marks over their heads and Ueda scrabbling through air vents and under desks. :D

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Ireland Michael

    I love how Sony keeps avoiding the actual question.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. OrbitMonkey

    ^ What question? You mean where the game is? Or why Ueda tried to jump ship?

    I imagine the answer to both is that all they’ve got is a tech demo and Ueda spent all their cash on a pimp Genki suit to wear whilst romping through Tokyo’s red light district…

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Sini

    meh ico sotc sucked

    #7 3 years ago

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