The Last Guardian Dev Teases Its 2021 Project

There's not much to go by, but Gen Design is looking for staff for its next game.

8 Comments

Japanese studio Gen Design, the creators of the critically acclaimed adventurer The Last Guardian, has begun teasing the project it has in the works for the upcoming year.

Heading over to Gen Design's website reveals a blocky "2021" logo with pictures from The Last Guardian and Shadow of the Colossus inside the numbers, projects spearheaded by Fumito Ueda, and a message from the studio saying they "hope you will have a great year."

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: 8 Most Anticipated Games Of 2021

Clicking on the numbers pulls up some text, with a sentence at the top indicating that Gen Design is "looking for new project development staff." The currently available positions range from 3D Animator and Associate/Assistant Producer to Character Modeler and Game Designer. None of the job descriptions hint at the direction of Gen Design's next project.

Whatever Gen Design is working on will be published by Fortnite makers Epic Games, and the Japanese studio isn't the only developer to join the label. Others include Playdead and Remedy Entertainment. Under Epic Games Publishing, studios retain "full creative freedom and ownership" of their projects while splitting the profits 50-50 with Epic Games, a deal the Unreal Engine creator says will "fundamentally change the developer/publisher model."

Little is known about Gen Design's next game. However, in response to the stretched-out development of The Last Guardian, studio founder and game designer Ueda said in a June 2017 interview that he plans to change up how he makes games for this upcoming project. This change in creation, Ueda hopes, should shorten Gen Design's development time.

Watch live streams, videos, and more from GameSpot’s summer event. Check it out

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 8 comments about this story