So now I'm imagining this as Mono in a dream state seeing this Golem in place of Wander and directing him to various dwellings/villages throughout the land to destroy and by the end, he's a man and needs to fight monsters...
Edit: or actually, you stay as this monster and the sword is used to defeat you and separate you into sixteen parts and lock you inside the debris of the places you destroyed which end up taking shape into the colossi.
He is no longer an employee of Sony, but I believe genDESIGN has a partnership with Sony in the same style as Quantic Dream (which is an independent studio but launches games only for the Sony consoles)
Hmm. There was an interview from... it must have been forever ago, where Fumito Ueda said they almost made the protagonist of The Last Guardian a girl because she would offset the monstrousness of Trico in an interesting way. I wonder if that's an idea he's brought with him to this new project.
I don't think that image screams SotC 2. Unless they change what Mono looks like in the remake, in no way does that look like her. The birds going up so high and that hand(?) are reminiscent. Maybe a spiritual successor in the same way The Last Guardian was more of a successor to Ico.