What's next for Naughty Dog? Well, we know that a multiplayer expansion for The Last of Us: Part II is in the works, but beyond that, the future of Sony's top-tier developer is largely unknown. Earlier this week, however, various websites stumbled upon several pieces of concept art from Hyoung Nam, one of the studio's senior artists.
The art in question depicts some kind of fantasy setting, and it's filed under 'The Women of the North' on Nam's ArtStation portfolio. The existence of these works is barely a story by itself, but it was Nam's attached comment that raised eyebrows. It read: "Inspire from the new game. You know what I'm talking about..."
Naturally, people jumped to all kinds of conclusions — the most obvious being that Naughty Dog is making a fantasy title. And while that does sound pretty great, it's yet another case of the internet jumping the gun.
Speaking to IGN, Nam clarifies: "The illustration is not for Naughty Dog's next new game." Nam goes on to explain that it was actually Assassin's Creed Valhalla which inspired the art.
PlayStation news has been sparse since the beginning of the year, so non-stories like this are expected to gain some traction. Still, it's always best not to get your hopes up based on something as vague as this.
[source artstation.com, via ign.com]
Someone who works for a game dev could tweet ‘Oink Oink Toothbrush’ and people would read into it. Let’s make 2021 the year of waiting for official announcements.
And thank God. That would be an awful choice
I'd be up for a Naughty Dog game with a fantasy setting. Looking forward to seeing them do a new IP.
I need a break from games with guns and soldiers so hopefully so
@ILikeStake @Mpquikster maybe they'll make a game about being a movie production company. Work with what you know....
Seriously, though, id hope they don't take in fantasy in this dreary "fifty one shades of brown" motif. It works for zombie games by nature, but otherwise, my PS3 is unplugged.... I'd like to bury it's color palette with it! Not everything has to be game of thrones. We have cdprs one good game for that.
@nessisonett "oink oink?". Wait that means bg&e2 is confirmed for 2021 doesn't it?!?
Last Of Us: Medieval edition!
@nessisonett already got the steel case deluxe edition pre-ordered
I hope we get something else besides a new Uncharted and the Last of Us fantastic games but i love too see something new from them.
Can't wait for ND to release their next game on ps5, they always seem to get the best out of the PlayStation hardware. Whatever it is I'm sure it will be great, they haven't let me down yet
Crash Team Racing 2. I'm calling it.
I would love to see Naughty dog bring out an amazing 3rd person space adventure game. I love Gears of war, so something on those lines. Imagine new characters epic set pieces.
@AyanamiReign Same here, maybe some more anime fantasy style, but with real life graphics?
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