The man behind beloved games Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, and one of the lead developers of upcoming spiritual sequel The Last Guardian no longer works at Sony, according to a rumor reported by Eurogamer today.
Fumito Ueda is completing work on the game as a freelancer, according to Eurogamer's Japanese video game development sources. Once complete he will embark on "personal projects," the site reports.
News on The Last Guardian has been oddly slow in coming since its E3 reveal in 2009. The game didn't make any appearances at trade shows this year. In a September update, Sony said that Team Ico was still "hard at work," on the game.
Sony declined to comment on the rumor to Eurogamer. We've also reached out to the company for comment.