At today’s Evolving Game Design panel, featuring Emil Pagliarulo of Bethesda Softworks, Goichi Suda of Grasshopper Manufacture and Fumito Ueda of Sony, the creative lead of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus discussed his future.
It was actually Suda who asked the question on everybody’s mind “Can you tell us about the new games you’re working on?” fielding the request to his co-panelists Pagliarulo and Ueda.
Pagliarulo said, safely, that “We’re working on lots of [Fallout 3]DLC. Future Fallout games? Who knows, but there are a lot of ideas brewing upstairs.” Ueda, however, was even less forward.
Ueda first warned “I think there are Sony Japan bosses are here, so I better not say too much.”
“Probably, it will be similar to… um,” Ueda said “Well, the essence of the game is similar to ICO.”
“Who is your partner?” Suda prodded.
“Don’t ask me anymore!” Ueda begged, clearly not ready to talk about his follow up to Shadow of the Colossus.
Suda offered to throw himself on the spike, saying that Grasshopper collaborator Shinji Mikami was “working on a horror game.” Unfortunately, that’s something we knew long ago, as it was revealed to be in that genre when EA announced its partnership with the Japanese developer.
Guess we’ll have to wait a little longer to see what Team ICO is hard at work on.