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Sony Exec: "Team ICO working on 'the sequel' " - OPM UK

No_Style

Member
So I sent a couple hundreds of e-mails to OPM last month, right? And they've published one of them in this month's issue:

Me: "I have just read the PlayStation Legend page on Ico at the back of OPM, issue nine and can't stop wondering what Fumito Ueda and the rest of the team will come up with on PS3. I'm a big fan of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, like many others in the PlayStation community, and we're all waiting impatiently for the day when the next game will be announced. It's pretty unnerving that the only thing we know about Team ICO's next effort so far is that there is going to be one. Any chance of some inside info, OPM?"

Them: "We asked Sony boss Kaz Hirai what was going on with Team ICO a couple of months back. As he was pleading ignorance, one of the other execs present blurted out. "I'm pretty sure they're doing the sequel." Our fearless reporter immediately asked. "What, the sequel to ICO or Shadow of the Colossus?" Then the room filled with knockout gas...

So, it seems they don't know anything concrete. But it's encouraging that the next game is referred to as a sequel of some kind. That would mean it's based in the same setting as the previous games. Right?

Alex [WanderingIssun]

Source: Team ICO Gamers Blog via Kotaku

Discuss.

SotC2 or bust.
 

calder

Member
SHOW ME SOMETHING PLEASE. *sob* Anything! Throw some doodles on a cocktail napkin and scan it, have the summer intern whip something up in Paint, I don't care!
 

ethelred

Member
I hope they mean the term "sequel" pretty loosely. I'd hate to see Fumito Ueda's group just do a repeat of ICO or Shadow of the Colossus, as much as I loved both of those games. Part of what makes this team so damned unique and refreshing is they currently have a perfect track record of coming up with totally original approaches to the adventure genre and not doing what anyone expected of them. That's what I want to continue to get from them.

I want Ueda to keep surprising me.
 

beelzebozo

Jealous Bastard
i guess they could be referring to the follow-up to both of the games
since they're connected

it feels retarded to spoiler tag that
 

DCharlie

And even i am moderately surprised
Breaking : Developer "working on game" rumour , no concrete details.... more to not follow.

Lets have a Parallequal - you play as one of the Colossii... squishing villagers , slamming yourself into scenery to knock plucky heroes off you before they reach your weak points, then going up against other more evil Colossii in a BIG GIGANTIC ULTRAMAN STYLE BATTLE TO THE DEATH.
 

Kaako

Felium Defensor
I personally would LOVE to see a SOTC sequel, but either way I'll still be pleased.
O and for fuck's sake, show us something pleeeeeeeeease. Screens, trailer, gameplay vid, I don't care, just show me damnit!
 

Crushed

Fry Daddy
No_Style said:
Master Chief vs Scarab battles would be a lot cooler than they are now.
Hey Cortana, come on.


No, seriously come here.





Goddamn it Cortana, stop it and walk over here.
 

B-Ri

Member
SyNapSe said:
At least Sony keeps their poor selling niche game series going!

....

to bad these games are awesome and are single handed proof of many that games are and should be taken as artwork.
 

alistairw

Just so you know, I have the best avatars ever.
Microsoft must have been desperate for a Bungie replacement.

Wonder how they'll handle Halo 4.

:lol :lol

I'm glad you still have that junior tag, because it means I can keep referring to you as the best junior member ever.
 

IzumiK

Banned
"I'm pretty sure they're replacing Bungie when they leave Microsoft"

Execs laugh

NeoGAF rawrs

The world cries

It's all fake

But this would had been more fun Sony Execs!
 

C4Lukins

Junior Member
Well we finally know who is doing Halo 4. Deploy and inform the Internets.


I personally hope it is SotC 2 and not Ico 2. Both awesome games, but I do not like escorting people around.
 

Yoboman

Member
How could a SotC sequel work
they're all dead

But yes, a blend of ICO and SoTC would be a dream game
 

itxaka

Defeatist
one of the other execs present blurted out. "I'm pretty sure they're doing the sequel."

So this is a semi-confirmed or a semi-nothing? i mean, come on, an executive saying that is like saying nothing.
 

adg1034

Member
alistairw said:
:lol :lol

I'm glad you still have that junior tag, because it means I can keep referring to you as the best junior member ever.

Seriously. Crushed has to be an alt of Anihawk or something. "Oh, I just lurked here for a long time" doesn't cut it, especially not with stuff like this. Too awesome.
 

Crushed

Fry Daddy
beelzebozo said:
or, conversely, scaling an average size teenage girl
Team ICO will have to add something original then to keep their reputation for original game concepts; there are already far too many games in Japan that involve that.
 

Jirotrom

Member
angelfly said:
How would that work after the ending of SotC?
unless you play as the child somehow or the girl
I don't care how it works... they are the devs, they need to MAKE IT WORK:D

There are 2 games that would make me buy a ps3 today right at this moment. Te release of a remake, sequal, or prequel to SOTC....I just want the giant boss puzzles, or a remake of FFVII. These 2 games bring out my inner fanboyism.
 

Ploid 3.0

Member
I just want to see how their next game looks and plays on PS3 wow. Finally have hardware they can really move with. Oh and I like their games, but I like the visuals in their games a lot.

I know they must have been working on a game, but seeing confirmation is very nice.

Sixaxis!

Edit: and btw SotC was also rumored as a sequel of Ico, but turned into something totally different. I have no doubts that this will be turn out to be the same. It's a sequel to their game portfolio.
 

Jonnyram

Member
I'm pretty sure a Sony exec would call SotC the sequel to ICO too. i.e. this means nothing.
Team ICO working on a game. No shit, Sherlock.
 

adg1034

Member
XHitoshuraX said:
Hmmmm.

Incorrect.

 

No_Style

Member
Jonnyram said:
I'm pretty sure a Sony exec would call SotC the sequel to ICO too. i.e. this means nothing.
Team ICO working on a game. No shit, Sherlock.

This parade has been officially rained on.
 

Ploid 3.0

Member
TOnICO

No, it's not rained on. Whatever they create is good enough for Team ICO fans. Going by ICO, and SotC. Both very great games, that stir up emotions, and exploration. Very subtle in story, and very subtle in beauty (Yes I went there!).
 

Crushed

Fry Daddy
Ploid 3.0 said:
Finally have hardware they can really move with.
I bet four SPE's will be dedicated to bloom. Then one dedicated for rendering brown, then another for rendering gray.

Then for the framerate, they'll dedicate hey wait a second.
 
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