Fumito Ueda, the lauded director of games like Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian, has confirmed that he is working on a new title of a similar scale to his previous games.
In an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu, Ueda talked about his new studio genDesign and plans for future game development. “We’re in a stage of various trials. This stage we’re in, where we’re actually making our ideas to test if they’re interesting or not,” he told Famitsu and translated by Gematsu. “What we’re making now doesn’t feel like an indie game. We’re ultimately aiming for something on the scale of Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian.”
Ueda announced his latest game, The Last Guardian, was first announced in 2008 for the PlayStation 3. Despite appearances at trade shows, the game disappeared from the public eye and was re-revealed for the PlayStation 4 in 2015 and subsequently released in 2016. Toward the end of development, Ueda was either let go or departed Sony and Team ICO, the studio essentially centered around him, and worked on the title as a consultant. He founded his current studio, genDesign, after exiting Sony.
While it’s gone now, we did discover this image on genDesign’s website, possibly as a tease toward their project.
It is unlikely we’ll see anything from Ueda’s new game for quite a while, but he did say that he is open to partnering with other studios to help him realize the game he wants to make. A remake of Shadow of the Colossus for the PlayStation 4 released earlier this year.