In an epic fan Q&A on the PlayStation Blog, Prince of Persia producer Ben Mattes has admitted Team ICO's output has played a major role in conceptualising the imminent Ubi platformer, saying the Japanese developer is home to "incredible talent".
"Team ICO is definitely an inspiration for us and both Shadow Of The Colossus as well as ICO were games we played extensively during the development of PoP," he said.
"Team ICO consistently proves that videogames can be so much more then 'just' a form of entertainment – they can enlighten, teach, and make us feel. I welcome any and all comparisons to the incredible development talent of that studio."
The game ships this week for PS3 and 360. A PC version follows next week.
There's an absolute ton of information through there. You'd do well to read it.