Sony's Shuhei Yoshida reveals that Team Ico and Fumito Ueda are working hard at the grindstone to bring a game that's "really, really good".
Ueda is the guy behind the PS2's Shadow of the Colossus. Yoshida admits he has taken to calling Ico the "Olympic Team" for taking four years to finish a game.
"They are working on a title," explains Yoshida. "I started the ICO project. Ueda-san joined my team in Japan as a cinematic animator, but he created a short movie and presented it to me and said, ‘I want to make this game.’ I said, ‘Yes, let’s do it, but you have never made a game. We have to have experienced people do it,’ so it took a while, recruiting one person at a time. And because Fumito Ueda doesn’t compromise, we had to move the development from PSone to PlayStation 2."
"Then I couldn’t complete the game because I moved to the United States. It took four years and the second game took four years too. So I started calling them the ‘Olympic Team.’ They haven’t released a PS3 title yet — of course not — they’ll take four years! But they have something really, really good on the way."
Sony's WWS boss Shuhei Yoshida spilled the beans in the latest issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine.
Team Ico "have something really, really good on the way" for PS3
04 August 2008 | By Simon Priest