Fumito Ueda compares scale of his next game to Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian

It’s currently in the prototyping phrase

Fumito Ueda is video game royalty. That’s bound to happen when you’re the mind behind classics such as Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian. Ueda’s next project aims to be about as big as these behemoths of game design.

In an interview with Famitsu Weekly (as reported by Gematsu), Ueda says his new studio, genDesign, is in the prototyping phase for its next game. “We’re in a stage of various trials. This stage we’re in, where we’re actually making our ideas to test if they’re interesting or not,” said Ueda. He also mentions this is a full-fledged new title, not some sort of sequel to his previous works.

Although relatively mum about details, Ueda does emphasize that genDesign wants this to be a substantially-sized game. “What we’re making now doesn’t feel like an indie game. We’re ultimately aiming for something on the scale of IcoShadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian,” he says. If it ends up being even bigger than anticipated, Ueda’s willing to partner with an external studio to accomplish that.

All that being said, it certainly seems as if Ueda’s next game is a long way off — especially considering that they’re currently prototyping. Anyone who has followed Ueda’s career is used to waiting. Hang your hat on the old cliche: Good things come to those who wait.

Fumito Ueda’s next project underway, rivals the scale of previous titles [Gematsu]

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