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Rumour: The Last Guardian Designer Has Left Sony


Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian designer, Fumito Ueda, has left the employ of Sony, according to a rumour reported by Eurogamer, who say that the veteran designer is working on The Last Guardian for PlayStation 3 in a freelance capacity.


Ueda’s departure from Sony’s Team Ico studio is allegedly the reason for The Last Guardian’s lengthy development period, which was first revealed in a 2007 issue of Japan’s Famitsu magazine. The game is slated for release on PlayStation 3 sometime in 2012.


When contacted for verification, Sony told Eurogamer they do not comment on rumour and speculation.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.