Team Ico making "something really, really good"

Team IcoIn a recent interview with Official PlayStation Magazine, Sony’s Senior Vice President of Product Development Shuhei Yoshida talked a little bit about Team Ico’s next project. The take-home message from Yoshida is that the game will be "really, really good," will be on the PlayStation 3, and will take four years to complete.

"They are working on a title. 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."

I’m assuming that the four-year period Yoshida speaks of began with the release of the PlayStation 3 in November 2006 (or slightly earlier), pegging the game’s release for sometime around holiday 2010. We were treated to the first image of the game back in January, so we know that at least some progress has been made thus far, and that the game looks to maintain an aesthetic style similar to the development team’s first two titles.

For anyone who missed it, here’s that image:


Team Ico PS3 game

[via NeoGAF]


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