The creative designer behind Ico and Shadow of the Colossus has quit Sony Japan, with his third project unfinished. ‘Fumito Ueda’ will leave as Team Ico creative director at Sony’s Tokyo development hub altogether, when ‘The Last Guardian‘ is complete.
The reasons for his departure are still unclear. Develop-Online reports that his department has delayed the project past set milestones, an implication that he worked in a freelance capacity for some time. The Last Guardian, a key PlayStation 3 project that completes a trilogy of Team Ico exclusives for Sony, has not yet been revealed to the public in playable form.