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Fumito Ueda Might Return to Shadow of the Colossus-Type of Open World for Next Game

Open worlds can indeed be pretty awesome.

At a talk at the Nordic Gaming Conference, renowned video game developer Fumito Ueda, the creator of iconic titles such as Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian, sat down with Massive Entertainment managing director David Polfeldt to discuss the developer’s career and future plans. In the talk, Ueda revealed that his next game could go back to the open-world style of Shadow of the Colossus.

I created the more open world of Shadow because Ico was an adventure game set in such a small space – and I spent four years in that closed space. So I wanted to go out into something more open.

I cannot talk about the details [of my next project] but… Shadow came out of the experience with Ico, [going] from a closed world to open world. When I completed Shadow, there was a moment where I wondered if I wanted to go around an open world again, and maybe I should go back to a more closed space, spending a more intimate time with something in that space. That became the starting point for The Last Guardian.

Now I’ve completed The Last Guardian and spent so many years in that game, maybe I may go back to the Shadow-type environment.

There’s no word yet on what Ueda is planning for his next title as The Last Guardian, which took 10 years to develop, just came out late last year. So, it might be a long while until we get our hands on Ueda’s next possible masterpiece. In the meantime, check out our review for The Last Guardian here.

[Source: Games Industry]