At the start of 2018, Gen Design - the development studio helmed by Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian creator Fumito Ueda - shared an image of what many suspected to be its next game. Nine months on, Ueda has offered a bit of an update on that mysterious title.
When Eurogamer's Rob Purchese spoke to the respected designer in 2017, seemingly early on in the project's development, Ueda explained that while his usual practice was to create an initial image representing what he wanted to achieve with a game, the ease of modern development tools meant he was hoping to create a prototype this time around.
Now, speaking to Famitsu magazine (as translated by Gematsu) over a year later, it appears that Gen Design's prototyping is well underway. "We're in a stage of various trials," revealed Ueda, "where we're actually making our ideas to test if they're interesting or not". However, it's unclear just how far along prototyping is, with Ueda noting that the developer is currently "working out the core parts first, and from there we'll make it into a stable product."
Shadow of the Colossus' PlayStation 4 remake has topped the UK charts with sales that dwarf those of the game's original release.
The number of physical PS4 copies sold was 73 per cent up on the game's original PlayStation 2 release all the way back in February 2006.
That figure does not include any download copies of the game, either - something which UK numbers company Chart-Track still doesn't, well, track.
UPDATE 9/2/18: Less than two days after release, Shadow of the Colossus fans have solved the puzzle behind the 'Enlightenments' added to the PS4 remake.
Gen Design - the developer led by Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian creator Fumito Ueda - has posted what may be an image of its new game.
UPDATE 1/11/17 5.30pm: Sony has clarified that its Shadow of the Colossus remake will launch on February 7th in Europe. That's one day later than its previously announced February 6th release date which, we know now, applies specifically to North America.
Sony has aired new PlayStation 4 Pro footage of the Shadow of the Colossus remake, due 2018.
Shadow of the Colossus game director Fumito Ueda submitted a proposal of changes to Sony for the upcoming and recently announced PS4 remake. But he doesn't know if they'll get in.
The recently revealed PS4 version of Shadow of the Colossus is not just a remastering of the old game, but a full on remake, according to Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida.
Yoshida confirmed this in an interview with Japanese gaming outlet Famitsu (translated via Siliconera).
"It is a remake. The game content is the same as the original version, but all the assets are being remade," he said.
Fumito Ueda's perennial classic Shadow of the Colossus is getting a proper remake for PS4, due in 2018.
The Shadow of the Colossus movie has a new director, Andrés Muschietti, the man behind the 2013 Spanish horror film Mama.
The writer of teen-assassin thriller Hanna will pen the story for the upcoming Shadow of the Colossus film, a new report claims.
Sony has announced a new set of PlayStation games that will support Remote Play.
A movie based on Team Ico's beloved PlayStation 2 adventure Shadow of the Colossus is currently in the works at Sony Pictures, according to a Deadline report.
Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian creator Fumito Ueda has left Sony, the PlayStation manufacturer has confirmed.
Ueda is finishing PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last Guardian on a contract basis, and is "committed to completing" the project, Sony said in a statement issued to Gamasutra.
The 41-year-old's departure, exclusively revealed by Eurogamer last month, ends a 14-year career at Sony that has seen the launch two of the most iconic PlayStation games ever. Following The Last Guardian's release, currently set at some time in 2012, Ueda will pursue personal projects.
Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian creator Fumito Ueda has left Sony, Eurogamer understands.
Who has Sony tasked to remaster two of gaming's most treasured creations, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus? Bluepoint, the company that remastered God of War I & II for Blu-ray.
Sony Santa Monica's director of technology Tim Moss confirmed Bluepoint's involvement.
If the Shadow of the Colossus film "works", then big-screen adaptations of ICO and The Last Guardian may follow, movie-maker Misher Films has said.
Sony has confirmed that a special edition version of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus will be released next spring.
The heavily rumoured ICO / Shadow of the Colossus high definition PlayStation 3 collection will be released in March or April next year and cost "around £24.99", industry sources have told Eurogamer.
Sony is "keen to look into" converting ICO and Shadow of the Colossus to HD for PlayStation 3, Shuhei Yoshida has said.
Media Molecule will offer a Team ICO pack for LittleBigPlanet this Thursday, paying homage to brilliant PS2 games ICO and Shadow of the Colossus.
The man whose job it is to turn Shadow of the Colossus into a movie script has spoken about his love of the "emotional and experiential" core of the game and denied he's going to put a foxy sidekick in it or anything like that.
The Hollywood Reporter and Variety report that a film of Team ICO's 2005 game Shadow of the Colossus is in development at Sony Pictures.
ICO creator Fumito Ueda has said he's not trying to create games which are works of art - whatever the critics might say.
ICO and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda has been confirmed as one of the speakers for the Game Developers Conference next month.
Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has promised the next game from Fumito Ueda will be "really, really good". Phew.
ICO and Shadow of the Colossus creator Fumito Ueda has been confirmed as a speaker at Nordic Game 2008.
Sony Japan has released the first image associated with the PS3 game Team ICO is working on.
Is ICO a videogame? "Yes, you idiot" would be most people's response - but the man who created it would disagree.
Sony has announced its plans to herald the European release of Shadow of the Colossus on February 17th.
That date also marks the re-release of the same team's previous game ICO, which received an incredibly limited run when it first came out over here.
Shadow's PAL packaging will adopt a similar approach to the limited edition ICO pack of several years ago, shipping with a postcard set featuring still images of iconic scenes from the game.
Sony has announced that Shadow of the Colossus, the long-awaited follow-up to cult classic ICO, will be heading to European PS2s on February 17th.
With not long to go until the release of Shadow of the Colossus, the new PS2 adventure from the people who brought us Ico, the US localisation producer has gone on record to reveal a little more about what we can expect from the game.
Shadow of the Colossus, the game we've all decided is the spiritual successor to ICO, will be released on PS2 in Japan this October 27th according to Famitsu quoting Sony Japan.
Perhaps the thing we found most exciting on Sony's stand at E3 this year (with the possible exception of Sly Raccoon 3's 3D glasses) was Sony Japan's Shadow of the Colossus, the game that was once known to many of us as NICO.