Shadow of the Colossus producer leaves Sony

Kenji Kaido has left Sony Computer Entertainment behind

Shadow of the Colossus and Ico producer Kenji Kaido has announced that he is leaving Sony Computer Entertainment this month. Kado revealed the news about his departure on Twitter.

Kaido said his plans for the future were undecided at this point.

[Via Andriasang]

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James Prendergast Research Chemist 5 years ago
Really sad and calls into question the state and future of The Last Guardian... :/
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Hugo Dubs Interactive Designer 5 years ago
Kenji Kaido left the studio a long time ago isn't he? At the time, he was saying that his departure was not going to affect "The last guardian" development. Kind of weird to read that again.

@James: Last guardian was not at last E3 because of technical difficulties... In my opinion, this is not good.
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James Wells Gaming Contributor - 5 years ago
Uh oh... Will we ever get to play with our giant bird-dog thingies?
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Klaus Preisinger Freelance Writing 5 years ago
To be honest, the only things we know about The Last Guardian, are our own expectations and the Japanese version of Peter Molyneux's famous "you are going to love the dog" speech.
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@Klaus: We also know it's from the same mind that brought us Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. Which is enough for me to get me very, very excited. ;)

@Hugo: I think you mean Fumito Ueda?
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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd5 years ago
@ Laurens But there are clearly major development problems. TLG was one of the reasons I bought a PS3... now my anticipation of the game are tepid at best. Way too many signs of bad development going on here. The delays and lack of footage combined with the fleeing staff at the very least means trouble, but hopefully doesn't mean the game will be bad... if it ever does release.
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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 5 years ago
The last guardian... tradmark dropped, people making it leaving.... smells like the game is done and if comes out it will use the current assets created for whats been done, but will be a totally different game from the one originally visioned by its original creators.

SONY will likely release the game, and its selling point will be something of the likes of "The next game from the creators or studio who brought you ICO and Shadow of the collosus... or The spiritual succesor to those two games".

But it will never be the game it was originally intended to be. Both ICO and Shadow of the colossus will be the selling points for it, not the game itself.

I would cancel this game immediatly, rather then release it in a half assed form or a mere shadow of what it was intended to be.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Rick Lopez on 29th August 2012 5:44pm

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Peter Dwyer Games Designer/Developer 5 years ago

It sounds like it was never going to be the game we all thought it was going to be. There is pretty much no reason Sony would have had to re-do any of the game if it was on the right track. Most likely Sony, like the rest of us had a pre-conception that the game would be in the vein of Shadow or ICO. Played some of it and realised it was anything but.

It's sad really but, I guess not everyone can make great games all the time. The only downside is it looks like a one strike and you're out policy at Sony these days. Even if your past record is exemplary.
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