Fumito Ueda genDesign PlayStation PS5 PS4 2023 Announcement

Fumito Ueda, the game design maverick behind masterpieces like ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, aims to fully reveal his next game in 2023. Speaking as part of Famitsu’s annual New Year ambitions series, as translated by Gematsu, the genDesign head honcho and former Sony luminary said that his team “is working hard to be able to finally announce something, so please give us your support”.

Ueda formerly headed up the Team ICO division within Sony’s shuttered Japan Studio, but he went freelance during The Last Guardian’s infamously protracted development cycle. His studio, genDesign, has since signed a publishing agreement with Fortnite maker Epic Games. We’ve seen glimpses of the team’s new project, showing a translucent lady and a giant fist, but nothing too revealing.

You should probably expect the usual Ueda fare: thoughtful, provocative, innovative, and – dare we say – a touch pretentious. Nevertheless, having directed three of the greatest PlayStation games ever made, we’re eagerly anticipating his next project.

[source famitsu.com, via gematsu.com]