After many years since the release of Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian, genDESIGN is about to announce its next big game.
One of the most fascinating stories in the gaming industry over the past 10 years has been about the development and eventual completion of The Last Guardian, a game that successfully escaped development hell and finally released in December. 2016. The game then received a lot of praise and created a great buzz similar to other games by director Fumito Ueda, but the developer genDESIGN went silent shortly after. released to embark on the next project. More than five years after The Last Guardian’s release, a New Year’s message from director Fumito Ueda suggests that the team is gearing up to announce its next game.
Studio genDESIGN was founded in 2014 by director Fumito Ueda during the long development of The Last Guardian, and includes many of the staff who worked at Japan Studio’s Team Ico during the development of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. on PlayStation 2. After two years, the developer was able to finish this old PlayStation 3 title and release it on PS4 in December 2016. It then appears that the company has severed all ties with Sony.
The latest information about genDESIGN came in March 2020, where it was revealed that the studio along with developer Remedy Entertainment and developer Playdead have signed an agreement with Epic Games to release the next game follow them as a cross-platform game, with the two parties splitting the profits from that game. From there, it shows that genDESIGN is about to return with the next game, it’s just that gamers don’t know when the studio will make the first announcements.
At the end of 2020, the developer released a holiday greeting card featuring characters from Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian, and also hinting at the studio’s next game. On New Year’s Eve, the Twitter account genDESIGN released a message that appeared to have been written by Ueda himself that read, “Happy New Year. In 2022, I will do my best to make some new announcements” while attaching a link to the job listing at genDESIGN and featuring a photo of a tiger to celebrate the year. new.
While it is easy to see that this is confirmation that a new game from genDESIGN will be announced this year, the release date of the game is still unknown. What we do know about the next project is that it is to some extent related to the fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast” and that it will be the studio’s first cross-platform title, meaning it has the ability to release on Nintendo and Xbox platforms as well as PlayStation, and it will likely use Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5 because the studio has partnered with this publisher. Regardless, this will definitely be an attractive and desirable game because Ueda’s previous products have always made a mark in the gaming community.
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