If you were hoping for Team ICO to reveal their new PlayStation 3 exclusive project at this year's Game Developers Conference, you're about to be disappointed.
According to ShackNews, a group of developers sat down in a joint panel discussion at GDC 09 to talk about their upcoming projects, and it included No More Heroes creator Goichi Suda, Fallout 3 developer Emil Pagliarulo, and Shadow of Colossus designer Fumito Ueda. They didn't have much to say , and we only got the smallest hint regarding Ueda's new project. When prompted to talk about it, the following exchange occurred:
Ueda: "The Japan studio bosses are probably here so I can't say anything specific. But it might be something similar to what's been done. Kind of a middleground…"
Mark MacDonald: "I'm sorry, the translation wasn't quite clear. Maybe if you could speak a little bit more about your next game."
Ueda: "Hmm, well, let's see. Well, probably it will be similar to the past… we are struggling. The essence of the game is rather close to Ico."
Suda: "Who is your partner?"
Ueda: "I can't talk about this anymore. Don't ask anymore questions please! As soon as I start talking they are going to shoot me."
Why they're keeping this so tight under wraps is beyond us, but it seems abundantly clear that we aren't going to see an official unveiling at the GDC. Our hopes turn to E3 but at this point, we really can't make any guarantees. At the very least, we know the game is closer to ICO than Shadow of the Colossus , so that's something…