The Last of Us maker Naughty Dog is never not hiring [That’s a double negative, Sammy – Ed], and it seems like it has three projects in production right now. Co-president Neil Druckmann teased the tidbit on Twitter, reposting a recruitment message from the developer. He used a trio of emojis to cryptically refer to the three separate projects.
None of this is particularly mind-blowing news, to be honest. The company has been pretty open that it’s making a multiplayer game inspired by The Last of Us, which will likely be one of ten service-based titles that Sony has in production. There’s also been strong speculation that the developer has a PS5 remake of PS3 game The Last of Us in the pipeline.
It’s that third project which strikes us as interesting, then. Cynics may argue that it could be some kind of upgraded The Last of Us: Part II, but we have to imagine it’s the next big title from Naughty Dog. We’re nearing two years since the release of Ellie’s sophomore outing now, and sooner or later the studio will have to announce something new.
What would you like to see come out of Naughty Dog next? Are you itching for more The Last of Us, or would you like a return to Uncharted? How about something completely different entirely? Let us know in the comments section below.
Hopefully at least two of the three are single player and also not remasters.
If TLOU factions ends up being some type of open world online survival I will literally poo my pants with excitement
2. TloU Remake
3. Maybe something new
No interest in Factions or a remake of TLOU. The third game basically has to be Uncharted for me to care.
I’ll throw out three guesses.
2. Last of Us Remake
3. New IP
I'd take a R&C styled reboot for Jak and Daxter at this point. I just want more Jak lol
The Last of Us 3 maybe?
A Marvel or Star Wars game, not enough from either series.
Failing that...The Last of Us Part III.
Honestly something new at this point, personally I think we got more than enough of TLOU and Uncharted on PS3 and PS4. Time for Naughty Dog to tackle a new IP.
I’m interested in anything Naughty Dog at this point!
That’s perfectly good grammar in this context.
The biggest twist would be if one of these games is actually cheerful!
@SoulsBourne128 likewise! I would really like a Jak reboot or next gen sequel.
Dear PushSquare team, we know that your guidelines obviously demand a „PS5, PS4“ in the titles. But please use it with care. Would be very surprised if they would hire now to make a new PS4 game.
Calls them "Last of Us" dev. Uses Jak and Daxter image for the article.
I can make a good cup of tea. Is there a job role for that?
If it's a new IP, rather than some sci-fi game, I'd like to see a Noir thriller maybe set in 1950's New York or Chicago. Probably not L.A. though, that's been done.
I think it's time they did something new. As much as I'd love a new Uncharted, I think they're long overdue for a new IP.
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Please let one be Jak & Daxter!!
So we know Factions and TLOU rake are in the works. Theres speculation of a TLOU2 Directors Cut however I think Factions and that would be near completion at this point. So my guesses are:
Jak and Daxter Trilogy (based on Crash and Spyro recent success)
A new IP
Would love to see them make a fantasy game.
They had been a 2 game at a time studio since U2 launched I think right?
I’d imagine it’s the same thing, but with the addition of the spun off multiplayer team working on Factions - which I guess at this point isn’t just a small tie in but legit big budget multiplayer game.
Hoping to see a cool new IP - preferably based on Savage Starlight
Hopefully one is a new IP, their long overdue. I'm trying to think why TLOU is being remade, there is the cynical side which is Sony want something to sell when the HBO series is out. But there's a part that hopes that the reason it's been remade is because they want it to be playable in VR too. That would certainly justify a rebuild as well as having the "cashgrab" that many will accuse it of.
Lmao, my comment (which was a synopsis of TLOU2) was deemed inappropriate. That alone speaks volumes about TLOU2 story and decency.
I really (and I really mean that, I'm not sarcastic) can't wait for a brand new Naughty Dog game to come out and face a reality check of their relevance after what they did with the TLOU franchise.
I'm pretty sure they're done with Uncharted. Hell... at this point, Sony is probably done with Uncharted given that the last rumors of a game being done by another studio are what... 3 years old?
I'm not interested in TLoU series. I played the first and it was far too dark for my liking. I skipped the second and won't bother with other entries in the series.
That leaves hopes of a more light hearted narrative game. I won't bother with their service games. It's not ND's strong suit anyway.
@IonMagi This is exactly it.
I can’t wait to see some news about factions! It’s one of my most anticipated games.
1. Factions 2
2. Tlou remake (hopefully is next gen only so I can least feel it's a bit more worth it)
3. New IP Single Player Game
@Gamakazil TLOU2 was an incredible game for graphics, animation, mechanics and setpieces. But I can't disagree with you on the story, I'm still can't fathom to this day, why as a studio capable of telling amazing stories possessed them to come up with that. I would have met them halfway on the revenge plot but they wasted so many more interesting avenues they could have took the story.
Hi there fellow gamers.
Like @Voltan said, I´m gonna be interested in anything Naughty Dog will make, since they have established themselves as a quality gaming developer.
And as much as I enjoy the Uncharted series and absolutely love The Last of Us series, I really want ND to do something different, in a new setting (medieval, sci-fi) with of course the same quality as all their other games.
Also, just like @Perryg92 and @SoulsBourne128 mentioned,
I would love a Jak and Daxter reboot of somekind.
Who knows, maybe we´ll get it somewere down the line.
Cheers, stay safe everyone and happy gaming to us all
@AdamNovice nobody disputes the quality of animation, graphics, or mechanics.
The latest Assassins Creed is beautiful as well, and a plethora of other games are beautiful and well crafted. But nobody held (or still holds) ND close to heart because of the graphics, it was their stories and storytelling that made them unique.
TLOU2 was, on that front, an unmitigated disaster, and the consequences will be quite visible in the subsequent games.
Those secrecy emojis are particularly scary with all the rumours of what goes on inside Naughty Dog.
I just want Factions and a new IP. The rumored TLOU1 remake does absolutely nothing for me. I really hope that was indeed just a rumor. Oh and as for Factions Please keep it Arena based. I'd be really sad to see them just abandon what the first game did so well.
What if they made a first person shooter? Hmmm...For real though, I've always been interested in them tackling different genres. Maybe an RPG? I don't know. Just deliver a new IP at the very least.
They are doing PC versions of Last of Us 1 and 2. That's the only reason PS5 is getting the remakes, which there really wasn't a reason for, as the games are already great. Wish we got a brand new Jak and Daxter instead.
New Jak & Daxter please!
I'm really itching to see ND tackle a new IP. Something that's entirely different compared to the studio's portfolio.
Without a doubt, one of those is TLOU: Factions.
Another one of ND's directors has tweeted something along the lines of (and with good humor): "We're making games with levels", mentioning these open positions, under which Neil Druckmann had replied "Levels or biomes?" which I found interesting.
Given how they wanted to go open world with The Last of Us Part II, but then had to back down because of many different reasons (pacing of the game being one), perhaps they're trying their hands at an open-world title. Whether it's a new IP or one of their existing games... who can tell?
Uncharted the Next Generation, or a new IP. If they make another Last of Us I will only be playing it to marvel at the amazing technical showcase while playing through the nonsensical story to join in with the story discussion
Got next to no interest in anything they are releasing at the moment (other than seeing graphically what they pull out), but I really hope they and every other company drop the ps4 development of everything at this point, it's ridiculous.
I say that as an original ps4 owner and almost no interest in the ps5 at this point.
A TLoU remake just seems totally unnecessary.
Uncharted open world online service sandbox with seasons. Explore procedurally generated tombs to find treasure, double XP with PS Plus from 12/02-12/15.
I still haven't bought The Last of Us 2 yet because I know the Director's Cut version will be announced as soon as I do.
I played the game at launch via Gamefly and again when it was on PS Now, but nothing compares to playing an excellent game when it's alllll yours.
As much as I would love to see the first game’s story married to the gameplay enhancements and beautiful animations of the second game, I don’t really see the point. The PS4 version plays just fine. It’s a little aged in areas, but it isn’t like the game is 35 years old. It still feels modern.
Let's be honest, after losing crash and spyro sony have to bring back jak and daxter.
I'd take jak and daxter, little big planet 4 and ratchet and clank over crash and spyro any day.
There was a YouTuber who did a two hour special on its story breakdown. And he spent an hour of it giving a very detailed plot that he would have went with had he been Neil Druckman.
Funnily enough, it was far better than what Naughty Dog came up with.
And I say this as a fan of the game overall. For me, the amazing gameplay loop (a massive upgrade over the original), beautiful animation work, and insane attention to detail in the environment makes up for the game’s numerous story problems.
Which is the exact opposite of how I felt about the first game. I felt like the story in the original was perfect. With one of the most powerful endings ever written into a video game. But the gameplay loop, while good, had a lot of basic problems. Especially the human enemy battles.
Hope it's a new IP. They haven't made a new IP since the PS3 era, in which they done two new IPs. Damn, they used to be so productive and efficient.
@nookie_egg I find myself in the same position - no interest in the PS5 at all at the moment.
Unfortunately, the PS4 is still a very substantial source of income for devs so it will continue for another couple of years (plus all the games delayed by the pandemic) but it does seem a bit odd that one of the key companies in Sony's arsenal aren't producing anything (or even announcing anything) other than pointless remasters for the PS5.
We palyed TLOU on PS3 and PS4, Dont need it on PS5 unless its TLOU 3 or something new please!
How about Uncharted 5?
I would love to see a new Uncharted game. I know Nathans story is Classed as over, but I really want see Drake and Sully go out on another adventure!!
has it been confirmed that all three games will be cross gen and available on ps4? if yes, that is sad. naughty dog may not even get a chance to put ps5 through its paces at all before ps6 arrives
Interesting it is Jak and saxter 4 or a threshold game for Jak and Daxter or a brand new IP, I really hope this project will be a new IP but Jak and daxter 4 or a new spin off for the brand will be very nice.
I hope one of the three games is not a mobile video game.
Since we have had several rumours that Factions and remake are almost done I dont think they are hiring for those games.
It will be for a new Jak game or remaster of original games.
A new ip
Vr game either with Uncharted or Last of us.
@Neverwild @Avishayafriat @UltimateOtaku91 @jFug @RaZieLDaNtE @Danloaded @Kopite @Perryg92 @SoulsBourne128 Fingers crossed we eventually get something Jak related!
Even if it's just a Trilogy remake remaster like Crash Bandicoot or Spyro...it'd still be better than nothing.
Hoping for last of us part three or hopefully Abby dlc but I reckon it’s
Last of us remake
Maybe new IP
I can’t see another uncharted with Nathan drake as the main character
This will allow them to release:
The cycle then continues into PS7! They'll also rebrand the company 'Naughty Druckmann'.
Wait wait wait, didn't someone at Naughty Dog tweet about how they were working on 2 - 3 projects halfway through 2021? I could've sworn someone at ND said this, if so, are they simply reaffirming that they are still working on those 3 projects? Or are they nearing the end of development on those 3 games,and are hiring for 3 different projects?
Really trolling with that Jak and Daxter pic. I really want to see Jak back, and I do agree that Jak needs to come back with the loss of Crash and Spyro to Sony, but I sadly suspect Naughty Dog isn't really working on Jak and it'll need to be some other studio to revive it.
Need a new IP so we have something new to think about while a surprise Uncharted gets released and then a concluding TLOU is released. ND needs to keep the pipeline full to keep us all sitting on the edge of a seats
This era needs something really funny/entertaining and less (much less) zombies.
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