Report: Ico/Shadow of Colossus director Fumito Ueda has left Sony

When it was first announced, PS3-exclusive The Last Guardian was one of our most anticipated games of 2010, then one of our most anticipated for 2011, and now we’re really excited for it in 2012. But the delays and the fact that we hadn’t seen the game in a long time was starting to make us worried. And this new rumor floating around hardly comforts us, as Eurogamer reports the games director and Team Ico leader Fumito Ueda has quit Sony.

According to the rumor, Ueda has already left Sony but has been working to complete the Guardian in a freelance capacity. Team Ico has been working on Guardian for years with little shown of the game in the last 12 months. The rumor continues that after Last Guardian is done, Ueda will “embark on personal projects.” Sony hasn’t confirmed this yet, but if true, does this mean Guardian is the final game of Team Ico?

Source: Eurogamer

Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert is a former GamesRadar+ Editor, having spent seven years at the site helping to navigate our readers through the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. Henry is now following another passion of his besides video games, working as the producer and podcast cohost of the popular Talking Simpsons and What a Cartoon podcasts.