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News The Last of Us' Naughty Dog Already Working on Next PS5 Exclusive
"We picked the thing we're most excited about"
The next Naughty Dog game has been selected and is in development now. Vice president Neil Druckmann, appearing on a Kinda Funny Spoilercast, confirmed the first-party developer has already decided what its next PS5 project is going to be – and while he couldn’t reveal what it is, he explained that...
News Naughty Dog May Move On from The Last of Us Like It Did with Uncharted
Neil Druckmann makes no promises about a Part 3
In the last year or two, there has been a lot of speculation and rumours surrounding a supposed The Last of Us: Part III. Naughty Dog is currently working on its big, standalone, multiplayer game set within the same universe, but a full-on third entry to the main story is apparently not set in stone at...
News Naughty Dog Is Against Announcing Its Secret Project Too Soon
The Last of Us Multiplayer comes first
Naughty Dog currently has two projects in development that we know of. There's the The Last of Us Multiplayer, which we'll learn more about this year, and there's something else beyond that — presumably a new property, or a new The Last of Us. And while the wait for any kind of concrete information on the...
News Naughty Dog Can't Wait to Show New PS5 Projects
Druckmann clarifies writers' room comments
Update: After some comments by Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann were misconstrued, The Last of Us director has confirmed that he’s established a writers’ room to allow for more collaboration on upcoming PS5 games. A New Yorker article had previously said that the Santa Monica studio’s future...
News PC Versions of Future Naughty Dog Games Always a Possibility
PS5 its "primary platform", though
The Uncharted series makes its debut on PC today with the port of the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, but it sounds like the remastered collection is only the beginning for Naughty Dog titles on the personal computer. While the PS5 remains the studio's "primary platform", it will now always consider a PC...
News The Last of Us: Part I References The Office's Scranton Branch in Suitably Apocalyptic Fashion
Bears. Beats... Savage Starlight.
It looks like the folks over at Naughty Dog are big fans of the hit sitcom The Office, as the titular office itself seems to have been recreated specifically in The Last of Us: Part I. TikTok user rxelei uploaded the video initially, which was shared by the
News Fans Think They've Found Naughty Dog's New IP in The Last of Us
Fantasy concept art uncovered
We know that Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann is working on a new PS5 project, and some fans think they’ve found concept art in The Last of Us’ remake. Screenshots shared on social media show a selection of fantasy-style images attached to a pinboard, including a unicorn and a lady with her mid-riff exposed...
Poll Did You Buy The Last of Us: Part I?
Us or them
One of Sony's heaviest hitters of 2022 is here — and it's a remake of what many consider to be one of the greatest PlayStation titles of all time. However, Sony's decision to sell The Last of Us: Part I at full price has has already resulted in a tidal wave of criticism. As we wrote in our review, this is still a phenomenal video game...
News Naughty Dog Employee Implies The Last of Us PS5 Gameplay Is Rebuilt, Says Leaks Are Extremely Hurtful
Just WTF is going on with The Last of Us: Part I on PS5? Gameplay footage from the Naughty Dog remake leaked earlier today, raising significant questions about the comments the developer has made about the game. From what we’ve seen so far, the action looks almost identical to the original PS3 release – it certainly doesn’t look...
News Naughty Dog Writer, Animator Josh Scherr Departs After 21 Years
Worked on Jak & Daxter, Uncharted, and The Last of Us
Josh Scherr, a bit of a Naughty Dog legend, has left the developer after a 21 year run which saw him ship games like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and The Last of Us 2. In total, the veteran contributed to a total of ten games, including Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy and Uncharted 3:...
News No Crunch on The Last of Us PS5, Says Environment Artist
Hot takes incoming
We suppose the gags will write themselves with this headline, but restrain yourself before you get reductive in the comments and belittle a bunch of hard work. Naughty Dog, notorious for its crunch culture, appears not to have overworked on The Last of Us: Part I. The studio – which is renowned for its obsessive attention to...
News Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann Working on New PS5 Project
Too early to announce more
Neil Druckmann gave an update on Naughty Dog during Summer Game Fest, which included the announcement of The Last of Us: Part I, a new image from HBO’s The Last of Us adaptation, and a br
News Unannounced Remake Project Added to Naughty Dog Employee's Resume
Worst kept secret in the world
When you’re a studio as gigantic as Naughty Dog, something’s going to slip. Case in point: the online resume of QA tester Corey Hong references an “unannounced remake project”. Of course, we know exactly what that game is: The Last of Us. Despite being less than 10 years old, it’s been known for some time now...
News The Last of Us Dev Naughty Dog Hiring for Three PS5, PS4 Games
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...
News Naughty Dog Dying to Share Its Multiple Game Projects in Production for PS5, PS4
Good times ahead
During its CES 2022 keynote overnight, Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann featured to talk a little bit about its collaboration with Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions on the Uncharted movie. As you’d expect, it was largely a puff piece, with the executive praising the filmmakers and also expressing enthusiasm for the...
News Naughty Dog Shares the Games That Inspired It in 2021
Deathloop! Returnal! It Takes Two!
It can be easy to forget that the people who make games also enjoy playing them – well, when they’re not bunkered down with bugs in their own projects, anyway. As such, this blog post from Naughty Dog makes for a refreshing read, as it shares some of its favourite games from the past year. We should caveat that...
News Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann to Present at The Game Awards
Guerrilla’s Mathijs de Jonge also excited
There may be interest for PlayStation fans watching The Game Awards 2021 this evening, as Neil Druckmann will present one of the awards. The Last of Us 2 obviously won last year’s gong during lockdown, so it’s possible Geoff Keighley wanted the Naughty Dog vice president to be there in person this...
News The Last of Us Fans Hoping for an Update on Factions Today
No word yet
It’s officially 26th September, which is better known as The Last of Us Day for fans of Naughty Dog’s horror franchise. Many had pinned hopes on the developer sharing new information on The Last of Us: Part II’s long-lost multiplayer mode – especially after the team teased all-new content earlier in the week – but a PS Blog...
News Naughty Dog Teases 'All-New Content' for The Last of Us Day 2021
Here we go again
The Last of Us Day, Naughty Dog's annual celebration of its post-apocalyptic property, is happening this weekend, on Sunday the 26th September — and you know what that means. Is it finally time for the series' highly anticipated multiplayer project to be revealed? Well, while we would advise against getting your hopes up — we've...
News Naughty Dog Borrowed InFAMOUS: Second Son Assets to Help Build The Last of Us 2
Sucker Punch to the rescue
We've heard it before, but a huge advantage of being part of PlayStation Studios seems to be shared technology and experience between developers. That said, it's very rare we hear of any specific examples. In a recent interview with Game Informer, Naughty Dog provides one such anecdote, explaining how it called upon a...
News Don't Worry, Naughty Dog Will Continue Making Single Player, Story-Focused Games
"Single-player experiences are near and dear to us"
Naughty Dog is currently beavering away at a standalone multiplayer game set within The Last of Us' universe. It's expected to be an expanded take on Factions, but details are few and far between. Still, the team doubling down on a purely multiplayer experience is something new for the developer,...
News Naughty Dog's Multiplayer Game Described as Cinematic Experience Between Players
And yes, it's a standalone release
Just what the hell is Naughty Dog cooking? For the longest time, we thought The Last of Us: Part II’s standalone multiplayer mode would be a bigger budget version of the SOCOM-style competitive shooter it shipped with the original game, and we imagined we’d be playing it by now. But it’s been well over a year...
News Hidden The Last of Us 2 Multiplayer Assets Hint at Mysterious Mode
Is that a Battle Royale map?
Naughty Dog insinuated, prior to the release of The Last of Us: Part II, that its multiplayer mode had evolved into something much bigger. We know, from recruitment drives, that it continues to work on the standalone online component,
News Naughty Dog Seeking to Bring Studio's Trademark Ambition and Quality to Multiplayer Project
The hype is real
In a number of multiplayer focused job listings, Naughty Dog has expressed its goal to “bring the same level of ambition and quality of our signature, story-driven games” to its new online experience. It’s almost certain the team is referring to its spin-off, standalone The Last of Us multiplayer game, which was announced over...
News The Last of Us 2 PS5 Patch Out Now, Adds 60FPS Option
"The first step," says Naughty Dog
And just like that, Naughty Dog has dropped a new update for The Last of Us: Part II that enhances the game on PlayStation 5. Patch 1.08 provides the option of playing at 60 frames-per-second, much like what we got with fellow PS4 exclusives God of War and Ghost of Tsushima. The resolution will be the same as it is...
News Naughty Dog Recruiting Economy Designer for The Last of Us 2's Multiplayer Mode
To give players "rewards to strive for"
We know work is ongoing on The Last of Us: Part II’s long-anticipated multiplayer spin-off: Naughty Dog boss Neil Druckmann more or less admitted as much on Twitter last week, pleading for patience from fans. Still, while it’s unclear how close the Factions follow-up is to releasing, we do know that the...
News Naughty Dog Urges Fans to Remain Patient, Has 'Several Cool Things' on the Way
It’s nearing a year since The Last of Us: Part II released and subsequently secured virtually every award available, and so some fans are pondering what’s next for Naughty Dog. We know that the team is working on a fully-fledged multiplayer game set within the series’ post-apocalyptic universe, but many had anticipated seeing...
News No, Naughty Dog Artist's Work Is Not Hinting at a New Fantasy Game
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...
News Naughty Dog 'Making Something Very Cool' as Hiring Spree Advertised
A new IP? The Last of Us 3?
Want to work for Naughty Dog? Join the queue because we have to imagine the developer will be inundated with CVs for the open positions it has to offer as part of its next big project. Shared by the team's official Twitter account and then retweeted by Neil Druckmann, lots of different production sectors are hiring staff,...
News Naughty Dog Confirms All of Its PS4 Games Will Play on PS5
Including the Jak & Daxter series
There are no megatons here considering only a measly number of PlayStation 4 games won’t play on the PlayStation 5, but developer Naughty Dog took to Twitter overnight to confirm that its entire library of PS4 releases will play on Sony’s next-gen console. That includes: The Last of Us: Part II, The Last of Us...
News Naughty Dog Rebrands Outbreak Day Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Now known as The Last of Us Day
Naughty Dog has branded 26th September – the fictional date referring to the spread of the cordyceps virus in The Last of Us lore – as Outbreak Day for some time now, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, the developer has committed to a name change. As part of a Twitter statement, the studio said that it will now...
News After The Last of Us 2's Record Success, Naughty Dog Is Staffing Up for PS5
And it's working on a single player game
The Last of Us: Part II may be on store shelves and a colossal success, but that’s not stopping developer Naughty Dog from turning its attention to the future. The Californian team is currently on a hiring spree, and particular interest must be paid to the role of a Level/Environment Designer which makes...
News Naughty Dog Explains Why It's Excited for PS5
It's all about that SSD again
The Last of Us: Part II is far-and-away the most visually impressive release on the PlayStation 4 thus far, so it’s hard to imagine what Naughty Dog will be able to achieve with the new, uber-powerful PlayStation 5 hardware. Speaking as part of a podcast with Reggie Fils-Aime, vice president Neil Druckmann explained...
Poll Did You Buy The Last of Us 2?
Can't be for nothing
You knew this poll was coming, didn't you? The Last of Us: Part II released today -- that's the 19th June 2020 at the time of writing -- and we want to know if you've snapped it up. We've been waiting a long, long time for this one. The PS4 sequel was first announced all the way back in December 2016, and now -- after multiple...
News The Last of Us 2 Director Unsure of What's Next for Naughty Dog
New IP, or a sequel?
What game will Naughty Dog be working on next, once The Last of Us: Part II has hit store shelves? Well, it's safe to assume that the studio's multiplayer project will kick into full gear -- if it hasn't already -- but is the developer thinking about making another sequel, or something completely new? According to company vice...
News PlayStation Disables Likes, Dislikes, and Comments on The Last of Us 2's New Trailer
The times we live in
Perhaps we should have seen this coming, but it's still strange to see PlayStation disable all viewer interaction on its new trailer for The Last of Us: Part II. On both the official PlayStation and PlayStation Europe YouTube channels, the new video hides the likes and dislikes bar, while also turning off the comments section...
News Don't Believe Everything You Read About Naughty Dog Right Now
A lot of it is nonsense
It’s not been the best couple of months for Naughty Dog, has it? The developer was forced to delay The Last of Us: Part II due to the escalating coronavirus situation, and then moments before it stamped a new date on the anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive,
News Amazing The Last of Us 2 Ellie PS4 Theme Changes from Day to Night, Is Free with These Codes
It's a beaut
Naughty Dog has released an amazing dynamic PlayStation 4 theme based on The Last of Us: Part II. It features lovely artwork of lead character Ellie sitting up against a tree with a guitar. Despite the apparent brutality of the upcoming sequel, it's a surprisingly peaceful theme, and the best part is that the artwork changes based on...
News Naughty Dog 'Putting the Finishing Touches' on The Last of Us 2 Ahead of May Release Date
The Last of Us: Part II has entered its "final stretch of production", according to developer Naughty Dog. You may recall that the highly anticipated sequel was actually due to release in just a couple of weeks as per its original 21st February release date, but back in October of last year, it was hit with a delay. Fortunately, it...
Feature Soundtrack of the Decade #2: The Last Of Us Flipped the Book on What a Soundtrack Could Bring to a Game
It can't all be for nothing
We’re listing the ten best Soundtracks of the Decade. These are the ten PlayStation scores released over the past decade that we believe left the biggest impression on our sonic palettes. Whether it’s Journey's Grammy nominated masterpiece or Destiny’s 8 movement symphony, these are the soundtracks that hit the best...
News The Last of Us 2 Gets Swanky Art Book from Naughty Dog, and It Now Has a Gorgeous Deluxe Edition
Who doesn't love a big fancy art book on their favourite video game? Naughty Dog certainly seems to understand the desire for coffee table tomes to leaf through from time to time, releasing huge and beautiful books for each of its more recent releases. The Last of Us: Part II is of course the latest to get this same treatment, and it's...
News The Last of Us 2 Job Listing Asks for PC Experience, Has Some PlayStation Fans in an Uproar
But let's be reasonable
Last week, a report outed that Horizon: Zero Dawn is coming to PC in 2020. This sparked a wave of outrage among some hardcore PlayStation fans -- many of them upset that Sony appears to be keen on moving into the PC market, and that it's potentially willing to take its biggest exclusive games with it. The argument is that...
News The Last of Us 2's 'Heartbeat' System Sounds Completely Nuts But Very Impressive
Just a heartbeat away
Naughty Dog's seemingly gone mental with all of this tech in The Last of Us: Part II. In an interview with Polygon, co-director Anthony Newman explains the game's "heartbeat" system, which sounds equal parts insane and impressive. The gist of it is that in The Last of Us: Part II, every character -- that's Ellie, her allies,...
News The Last of Us 2's 'Motion Matching' System Sounds Like the Future of Animation in Games
The Last of Us: Part II has this system Naughty Dog is calling "motion matching". Basically, it's this advanced animation process that makes the game look incredibly smooth in motion, regardless of what your character is doing. If you've seen the latest gameplay footage, then you'll already know that the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive...
News The Last of Us 2 Multiplayer Isn't Dead, It's Evolved Into Something Too Big for the Game
Studio teases Factions future
The Last of Us: Part II will not have a multiplayer component. Naughty Dog confirmed this yesterday (at the time of writing), causing a bit of a ruckus in the process. However, this doesn't mean that the studio has abandoned multiplayer entirely. Naughty Dog has posted a statement on Twitter that reads: "We wanted to...
Talking Point What Do You Expect to See from The Last of Us 2 Tomorrow?
Trailer? Release date? Joel?
Can you believe that it's been over 15 months since we last saw The Last of Us: Part II in action? There have been plenty of interviews and rumours and other kinds of minor coverage since, but the last time we actually got to see Naughty Dog's sequel was at E3 2018. Maybe things would have been different had Sony shown...
Rumour The Last of Us 2 Release Date Leaked Ahead of State of Play Appearance
Here we go again
With The Last of Us: Part II set to go big during next week's State of Play broadcast, many eager PlayStation fans are hoping for a release date. After all, it's been over a year since we last saw Naughty Dog's sequel in action. As it turns out, the release date may have arrived early. An updated product page for The Last of Us:...
Poll Are You Hyped for The Last of Us 2's Return?
A long time coming
The Last of Us: Part II is going to play a key role in Sony's upcoming State of Play broadcast. The show is set for the 24th September, and Naughty Dog boss Neil Druckmann has confirmed that the long awaited PlayStation 4 exclusive will be reemerging fro
News The Last of Us: Part 2 Finally Returns Later This Month
It can't be for nothing
The Last of Us: Part II was shown off behind closed doors in August at a GameStop employee event, and now it sounds like we may finally get to feast our eyes on the upcoming exclusive once again. As teased by the one and only Geoff Keighley on Twitter, Naughty Dog is inviting members of the press to a media event later this...
News Shooting for The Last of Us: Part 2 Is All Wrapped Up
2019, we hear you cry
Is The Last of Us: Part II actually releasing this year? A lot of people are starting to think so, and although we're not quite convinced just yet, it does seem as though the project has hit an important milestone. Over on Twitter, director and writer Neil Druckmann has stated that "the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve...