Former Last Guardian Devs Working on Indie Project Vane


Tired of waiting for The Last Guardian? Vane is an indie game from former members of Team Ico.

Sadly, The Last Guardian didn’t appear at the Tokyo Game Show earlier this month (not surprising, but still sad). Still, some former developers from Team Ico have gone indie and released a trailer for a new title, Vane.

It looks similar to the other Team Ico games, like Shadow of the Colossus or Ico blended with Journey and the upcoming Rime. In the trailer, a child runs around in a desert and maybe turns into a bird? The visuals and the music contribute to a gorgeous, calm aesthetic. Of course, if this is anything like other Team Ico titles, it will probably have a dreadfully depressing ending.

Vane is an open-world adventure game based on mystery and exploration,” according to the website of the developer, Friend & Foe. “The game focuses on unraveling the mysteries of an unknown land via exploration, puzzle-solving and other features yet to be revealed.”

The five person team includes former members of Team Ico, a developer that was working on The Last Guardian. Announced in 2009, The Last Guardian has gone through a troubled development process, but with little information shared with the public. Still, Sony promised the game was still in development as of June.

“We grew tired of working for big companies and chose instead to bet it all on pooling our talents and set out on the great indie adventure we always wanted,” the team says. Perhaps the problems behind The Last Guardian are part of the reason the the former Team Ico developers left.

Vane is planned for PC right now, but will likely come to consoles or handhelds, according to the developer. There is no release window yet.

Source: Friend & Foe website

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