Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Team ICO Defines "When It's Done" As "Not Coming Out In Your Lifetime"
Team Ico, the developer for the classic games "ICO" and "Shadow of the Colossus", has their own interpretation of the phrase used by many developers when asked about a game's release date.
"Usually they tell people that the game will come out 'when it's done', but we like to think that when we announce a game, 'when it's done' really means 'not coming out in your lifetime," explains ICO CEO Hiro Miho. "As of now, we have no plans to release 'The Last Guardian'. But we will be showcasing it in future expos." Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios boss Loda Bulshida claims that the marketing campaign for "The Last Guardian" could continue into the next century. "GameStop is already taking pre-orders, and that revenue should pay for it. Non-product advertising is the wave of the future."
Mr. Miho says that gamers should also not look for upcoming sequels to "ICO" and "Shadow of the Colossus" sometime in the near future.