Has Microsoft approached Fumito Ueda?

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1 year ago#1
Fumito Ueda, the creative mastermind behind ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, left Sony about a year ago for undisclosed reasons, and has been reportedly working in a freelance capacity to complete the long delayed Last Guardian game.

My question to you: do you think Microsoft has approached Fumito Ueda about working on some new exclusives for Microsoft Studios? It'd be a no brainer, right?

So do you think they approached him and, if so, when do you think would be the ideal time to make such an announcement?
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1 year ago#2
It would be awesome if they did, but he's still supposedly working on The Last Guardian until it is finished out of respect for his project. But I just don't see Microsoft doing this move.
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1 year ago#3
They should really pursue mistwalker again he made the best turn based jrpgs of the last decade
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1 year ago#4
Japanese games aren't exactly flying off the shelves. Why would MS bother? Especially for a JRPG...again, aren't exactly flying off the shelves unless it's a Pokemon and a handful of 3DS games.
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Skillz Ferguson
1 year ago#5
KabtheMentat posted...
Japanese games aren't exactly flying off the shelves. Why would MS bother? Especially for a JRPG...again, aren't exactly flying off the shelves unless it's a Pokemon and a handful of 3DS games.


Well having a diverse lineup of games, even if they are niche titles, can't hurt.

They backed two niche downloadable games for launch in Killer Instinct and Crimson Dragon.

It may also move units in markets where they aren't traditionally strong.
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1 year ago#6
Like what? Japan? I'm pretty sure MS doesn't give a **** about the Japanese market...and why should they, no one else really does anymore either.
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Skillz Ferguson
1 year ago#7
KabtheMentat posted...
Japanese games aren't exactly flying off the shelves. Why would MS bother? Especially for a JRPG...again, aren't exactly flying off the shelves unless it's a Pokemon and a handful of 3DS games.


Lol Ueda doesn't make JRPGS. It's funny that you would even assume that. And SoTC happens to have to been one of the most critically acclaimed games of it's generation and the game that single-handedly led to video games being taken seriously as an art form.

The fact is, everyone should want this man making more games on as many systems as possible.
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1 year ago#8
I used JRPGs as an example because that's the genre most people on GameFAQs cry about when talking about Japanese gaming.
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Skillz Ferguson
1 year ago#9
In December 2011 he suddenly left Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Team ICO for unclear reasons without official comments from Sony, but he will finish "The Last Guardian" in a freelance capacity.
1 year ago#10
If there was a Shadow of the Colossus sequel of some kind I'd have to own it .. no matter what console it came out on. Having said that it'd be cool if MSFT approached him once The Last Guardian is done, I know Sony fans have been waiting on that game for some time.
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