Eurogamer reports that Fumito Ueda, the director and lead designer behind Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and the highly anticipated The Last Guardian, has left the Sony-owned Team Ico studio. According to the report, Ueda continues to be involved in The Last Guardian, but only in a freelance role. Supposedly, Ueda’s departure is one of the reasons why the development of The Last Guardian has been suffering delays. The game was originally scheduled for a release late this year, but has recently been postponed to an unspecified season in 2012.
As with all rumors, Sony has stated it will issue no comments.