Ico, Shadow of the Colossus producer leaves Sony

Developer of PlayStation 2 hits Kenji Kaido departs Tokyo game giant; involvement in The Last Guardian unclear.


Kenji Kaido, producer of Sony PlayStation 2 hits Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, left Sony earlier this month, the developer revealed today through his Twitter profile (via Andriasang). Kaido said he is currently on vacation, and his future work plans are not yet decided.

Sony has lost another noted developer.
Sony has lost another noted developer.

It is not clear if Kaido was contributing to Sony's long-in-development adventure game The Last Guardian while with Sony. Regardless, Kaido's departure from Sony follows that of another famed Japanese developer, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus producer Fumito Ueda, who left the company late last year.

Ueda remains attached to The Last Guardian as a contractor and appears to be heavily invested in the game. Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said in February that Ueda probably works the longest hours of anyone on the project.

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