Executive Producer Of The Last Guardian Leaves Sony

By Lauren Alessandra on December 7, 2011, 8:42AM EDT

The Last Guardian's executive producer, Yoshifusa Hayama, has announced that he has quit Sony Computer Entertainment, making Hayama allegedly the second person to leave Team Ico within a week.

Hayama worked as Sony's vice president for nearly four years and now has joined Bossa Studios in order to pursue Facebook game development. He will take on the creative director role in the developer's first 3D title that will launch this year.

Hayama claims, "The future of gaming is definitely online and thanks to recent developments with Flash 11, there is no reason why a social game can no longer be as visually stunning and as compelling as the big console titles. "

With Hayama gone and Fumito Ueda allegedly taking a freelance role, what could this mean for the future of the Last Guardian? The title is set to release some time in 2012 as a PS3 exclusive.

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