Ueda's departure from Sony internal development studio Team Ico is one of the reasons for the game's protracted development, Eurogamer was told.
More like, "Ueda's departure from Sony internal development studio Team Ico is the outcome of the game's protracted development, Eurogamer was told."
Surprised he`s been kept around for so long(provided this rumor is true). It`s been 7 years since PSP`s release, 5 since PS3`s and not a single game of his has been shipped for either of this.
Yeah, I'm impressed with the freedom sony gives him considering that his games don't set the charts on fire. It's nice to have these games in your portfolio but you have to draw the line somewhere. TLG's development will end up being longer than GT5's and GT is sony's biggest franchise... Even Yamauchi was being pressured to get the damn game out the door. You just can't have a studio that let's an entire hardware generation go by without releasing a single game. We don't even have a friggin' release date, not even a time frame. The game wasn't even at TGS for Christ's sake.
I hope they provide an update for this soon, I still don't know if it's true. It wouldn't make sense to fire him and then hire him to finish the game as freelancer, I think they would wait untill he finished the game.
If he decided to leave that's a bit odd, they give him all the time in the world and let him do whatever he wants, even after his first game was a commercial failure. I'm really curious to know more about this.