The Last Guardian Creator Teases Shadow Of The Colossus Like Open World Video Game
In An Interview Fumito Ueda (Creator of The Last Guardian) appeared in a “fireside” chat with Ubisoft Massive’s Managing Director David Polfelt at Nordic Game Conference.
GamesIndustry.biz reported Ueda is thinking about going open world in his next video game. An open World just like Shadow of the colossus which is still praised to this day as the world was empty there no were NPC but still looked and felt amazing.
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.
In between the ups and downs of game development, I’ve spun up a few concepts. They’re kind of on the backburner right now, obviously, because The Last Guardian is the main focus. Once we get this out, maybe I will be able to explore those ideas a little bit furthe
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.
It would be really nice to see Ueda making an open world game that will not follow the path of recent open world games like Ghost recon Wildlands. We would love to see him work on a game like Shadow Of The Colossus and creating another beautiful piece of art.