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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...
Rumour Naughty Dog Currently Casting for Secret Project
A new intellectual property, perhaps?
Naughty Dog is purportedly casting for a secret project, according to a movie insider who’s previously leaked information on Hollywood blockbusters. According to Daniel R, one of the project’s leads is “a black African American male [in his] 40s to 60s with short to medium length hair”. It apparently...
News Ellie Won't Have to Fight Alone in The Last of Us: Part II
Although the E3 2018 demo for The Last of Us: Part II showed Ellie fighting alone, it sounds like she'll have some help in the full game. Speaking to Buzzfeed, director Neil Druckmann all but confirms that the rough and ready protagonist will be joined by a computer controlled character. "It’s safe to say with the game that we made in...
News The Last of Us' Neil Druckmann Promoted to Vice President of Naughty Dog
Game Directors and Lead Designers for The Last of Us 2 announced
Naughty Dog veteran Neil Druckmann has been promoted to the position of Vice President at the Californian developer. According to President Evan Wells, this is in recognition of Neil’s “expanded role, contributing on critical, studio level decisions”. The former programmer will...
News Naughty Dog Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations
"We have not found any evidence"
Over the course of the weekend, former Naughty Dog employee David Ballard publicly stated that he was a victim of sexual harassment during his tenure at the developer. He claimed that he was harassed by a “lead” in late 2015, and after sharing his complaints with Sony’s HR department, he alleges that he was...
News Uncharted, The Last of Us Director Bruce Straley Departs Naughty Dog
He’s been on sabbatical for a year, but Naughty Dog veteran Bruce Straley will not be returning to the kennel. After spending 18 years at the Californian company, The Last of Us and Uncharted director has called time on his tenure at the award-winning studio. There’s no word on what he’ll do next, but we’re sure that we’ll be hearing...
News Naughty Dog Announces Limited Edition Nathan Drake Figure
And it's looking mighty fine
In succession to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’s release last month, Naughty Dog has revealed its second limited edition statue of the franchise, featuring the dashing yet daring adventurer Nathan Drake. The meticulously crafted figure features a heroic shot of Drake mid-lunge, as he prepares to plant a firm fist into...
News Naughty Dog Is Hiring, Like, Everyone for The Last of Us: Part II
Studio on enormous recruitment spree
Looks like The Last of Us: Part II is about to enter full production, as Naughty Dog is hiring for… Well, a frightening number of new positions. The award-winning developer’s looking for everything from artists to programmers to designers to animators to… Well, you get the picture. You can find out more...
News Uncharted 4 Is Getting a Proper Survival Horde Mode Next Week
The Lost Legacy, too
Naughty Dog will be bringing an all-new cooperative component to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End next week. The game already features a healthy suite of multiplayer modes, including an objective-based co-op mode, but Survival Arena looks to be the classic wave-based horde mode that some fans have been begging for. You...
News Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Is Ready to Plunder Some Riches on PS4
Naughty Dog's latest goes gold
Sort-of-spin-off Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has gone gold, developer Naughty Dog has announced. For those who may not know, going "gold" means that development of the game has finished, and so it won't be long before it enters mass production. The standalone adventure was originally revealed back at the...
News The Lost Legacy Isn't the End for Uncharted, Says Naughty Dog
Over the years, Uncharted has blossomed into one of PlayStation's most recognisable, most successful modern properties. Building on the more specific success of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, developer Naughty Dog is currently putting the finishing touches on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - a standalone PlayStation 4 story that spotlights fan...
E3 2017 The Last of Us: Part II Left Out So Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Could Shine
Makes sense to us
Many were expecting The Last of Us: Part II to put in an appearance during Sony's E3 2017 press conference last night, but it never showed up. The sequel was revealed at the PlayStation Experience last year, but Naughty Dog has always suggested that Joel and Ellie's next adventure is a while off yet. As such, the developer was...
E3 2017 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Still Looks Amazing in New PS4 Trailer
Lost and found
Standalone spin-off Uncharted: The Lost Legacy received a brand spanking new cinematic trailer in Sony's E3 press conference today. The clip sees Chloe and Nadine getting into some typically treacherous situations, and gives us a better idea of the geographical scope of the adventure. Will you be picking up the game when it...
News Naughty Dog 'Very Impressed' and 'Quite Touched' By Crash Bandicoot PS4
We reckon Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy looks the biz, but what does Naughty Dog think of the upcoming collection? For those who perhaps don't know, the studio behind the Uncharted games started on its path to greatness by creating the original Crash Bandicoot titles on PSone. Naturally, we're all interested in hearing what the team...
News The Last of Us Dev Naughty Dog's on a Real Hiring Spree
We assume Naughty Dog's really starting to ramp up production on The Last of Us: Part II right now, as it's on a huge hiring spree. The Californian developer is trying to fill a wide gamut of positions, including everything from gameplay animators right the way through to visual effects artists. The studio's got a lot on its plate right...
News Naughty Dog Co-President Christophe Balestra Retires
Leaving the kennel
When Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra replaced founders Jason Rubin and Andy Gavin as the co-presidents of Naughty Dog, many commentated that they had big shoes to fill – but they still managed to turn the Californian studio into one of the greatest in the industry today. It's with sadness, then, that we can reveal that...
News No, Naughty Dog Has Nothing To Do With the Uncharted Movie
Developer hasn't even read the script
When it comes to movies based on video games, there's a surprisingly common misconception that developers have a say in the production of the big screen adaptations that are based on their work - but most of the time, this isn't the case. Usually, brands are simply passed along to movie studios who then produce...
News Uncharted 4 Is Still Winning Awards
And rightly so
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End nabbed more than a few Game of the Year awards in 2016 - including our own - but it would seem that Nathan Drake isn't done hoarding treasures just yet, as the PlayStation 4 exclusive won the 'Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation' award at the Annie Awards over the weekend. The event celebrates...
News Uncharted 4: Survival Launches Today on PS4 as a Free Update
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is getting a big update on PlayStation 4 at some point today, which introduces the game's long-awaited co-op component. Titled Uncharted 4: Survival, the new mode is playable by up to three players - friends or strangers - with the AI filling in for missing players. This means that you can even tackle...
Live Settle Down with Uncharted 4's Co-Op Survival Stream
Find some cover
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is getting its long awaited co-op component this week, and Naughty Dog is live streaming some gameplay. Those of you on the fence might take a liking to what you see, but we're just hoping that it's been worth the long wait. The stream starts at 19:00PM GMT / 14:00PM EST / 11:00AM PST. Are you up for some...
Feature The Last of Us: Part II Is Our PSX 2016 Game of the Show
Wow, we bet that none of you saw this coming! After providing the stunning closing trailer for Sony's PlayStation Experience 2016 press conference, The Last of Us: Part II was always going to be the game to beat when it came to deciding our Game of the Show. The reveal was, naturally, another masterclass from Naughty Dog - a developer that...
PSX 2016 Naughty Dog Spills Loads of Details on Uncharted 4: Survival
Find some cover
Uncharted 4: Survival is Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's long awaited co-op component, and it's releasing later this month on PlayStation 4. Announced in November, Survival will have its own suite of modes, progression systems, and unlocks - it even has bosses in the form of undead pirates. It's also worth mentioning that Survival isn't...
Soapbox Uncharted 4's Higher Difficulties Kill the Joy of Combat
Joey Thurmond's sick of sitting behind cover
I'm on chapter 20 of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, having just escaped explosive deathtraps with a good companion by my side. We're ready to take on the bad guys that have taken another friend hostage, and I happen to see him attempting to escape from my vantage point. I'm overlooking a vast cove run dry...
Reaction Naughty Dog's Influence Looms Large at Sony's E3 2016 Presser
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the team at Naughty Dog will have very rosy cheeks today – and not just because it's still got gin blossoms from the Uncharted 4: A Thief's End wrap party. Sony debuted several new titles at E3 2016 last night – including God of War, Days Gone, and a handful more – but Naughty...
Poll Which Uncharted Game Is the Best?
We bet that some of you saw this one coming. Naughty Dog's hardly put a foot wrong with Nathan Drake, the luckiest man alive and protagonist of the Uncharted series. Although Uncharted: Drake's Fortune didn't quite set the world alight when it launched back in 2007, we're not sure that anyone could have anticipated the runaway success of...
Poll Are You Enjoying Uncharted 4 on PS4?
A worthy end?
We assume that many of you will have sunk a decent amount of time into Uncharted 4: A Thief's End by now - and we bet that some of you will have finished it - but we just have to ask: are you enjoying it as much as we did? If you didn't get a chance to read Sammy's 10/10 review earlier this week, you can click through here and see why...
News Uncharted 4 Stars Play a Dumb Game in This Very Funny Video
Official PlayStation YouTube channel PlayStation Access has come up with a corker of a video here, as they convince prolific voice actor Troy Baker to partake in a game of 'Drake or Drake?' Basically, they get Nolan North - voice of Uncharted protagonist Nathan Drake himself - to read lines, and Baker has to guess whether each line was...
News People Are Already Playing Uncharted 4 on PS4
That was fast
Who cares about release dates, eh? According to various sources, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has gone on sale well before the 10th May, its official launch date. Reports began last night, when German publication PCGames.de pointed out that Amazon Germany is already dispatching the game to those who have pre-ordered it. Likewise,
News People Will Argue Over Uncharted 4's Ending
What's going to happen?
We've been beating the Drake's going to die drum for years now, but Naughty Dog's naturally remaining schtum about the manner in which Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will, er, end. It does, however, believe that the conclusion will be divisive – with arguments already breaking out over the finale. "If focus tests are anything...
News These Uncharted 4 Trailers Just Get Better and Better
Here's another corker
We've lost count of how many trailers Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has had, but when a game looks this good, it's hard to care. Sure, we're a tad worried that we've seen too much of the PlayStation 4 exclusive, but this latest video is only 30 seconds long, and it doesn't feature any in-game footage. No, but seriously, 30...
News Uncharted 4 Pushes Technical Boundaries on PS4
Bigger and better
Well what do you know, it's time for another Uncharted 4: A Thief's End developer diary. Naughty Dog's eager to talk about the tech behind the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, explaining how its latest project pushes Sony's hardware. And, let's be honest, it looks bloody good, doesn't it? According to the studio, though, it's not...
News Naughty Dog PS4, PS3 Games Are Going Cheap on US PSN
Not so crap, crap, crap
Arguably one of the industry's most revered development studios, Naughty Dog has pumped out some absolute corkers over the last decade or so, and they're all on sale on the North American PlayStation Store right now. On PlayStation 4, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and The Last of Us Remastered are both up for grabs...
News The Uncharted 4 Beta Is Now Live on PS4
If you don't have any strict gaming sessions planned for this weekend, you may want to settle into some Uncharted 4: A Thief's End multiplayer. You can download the game's open beta from the PlayStation Store right now for free, and you don't need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play it. With any luck, the servers will stay stable over...
News Uncharted 4 Has Been Delayed Again, and We're Not Even Kidding
We wish we were
Want to hear a joke that's not funny anymore? Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has been delayed again. It's not funny because we're being deadly serious – and so is Sony. So serious, in fact, that Sony Computer Entertainment America president and CEO Shawn 'Crash Bandicoot t-shirt' Layden has personally posted the news on the official...
News You Won't Need PlayStation Plus to Play Uncharted 4 This Weekend
Beta believe it
We all knew confirmation was coming, and now it's official: there's going to be an open Uncharted 4: A Thief's End multiplayer beta this weekend. We've already gone over the details - which you can read through here - but there's one more nice surprise to be shared, at least, if you're not a fan of Sony's premium service. Naughty...
News It Hasn't Taken Long for Naughty Dog to Release Another Uncharted 4 Trailer
In a rather bizarre story earlier today, some Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag concept art managed to pop up in the latest Uncharted 4: A Thief's End trailer. After it was pointed out by a Ubisoft employee, people began to assume that Naughty Dog may have nicked the picture and been caught red handed. As it turns out, that assumption might...
News So, Uncharted 4 Has Apparently Stolen Some Assassin's Creed Artwork
A thief's end
Hmmmm, what's all this, then? In case you missed it, a new Uncharted 4: A Thief's End trailer was revealed today, and it's really bloody good - so you should go check it out through here. However, good trailer or not, it seems as though developer Naughty Dog may have been, well, a bit naughty. There's a part in the video where the...
News Sony's Teasing an Uncharted 4 Reveal This Afternoon
More valuable than gold
Get your tickets ready, because the hype train is about to leave the station. Kicking things off over on Twitter, the official PlayStation account has teased some sort of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End reveal that's happening later this afternoon. How exciting. Whatever's coming our way, it'll blast onto the 'net at 14:00PM GMT...
News No, Uncharted 4's Dialogue Options Won't Impact the Story
"We're not making Mass Effect"
Remember Uncharted 4: A Thief's End at last year's PlayStation Experience? Naughty Dog showed off some gameplay which revealed that Nathan Drake's latest would have dialogue options, essentially allowing you to pick your way through cutscenes. There was an audible gasp from the the crowd when the choices popped up on...
News Naughty Dog Is Still Teasing Nathan Drake's Death in Uncharted 4
At this point we're just desperate for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End to actually release, because we can't take much more of this. Once again, developer Naughty Dog has set about teasing protagonist Nathan Drake's death in the upcoming sequel. Co-director Neil Druckmann told one terrible English newspaper that "this is the end for Nathan...
News Uncharted 4's Been Delayed Yet Again on PS4
Crap crap crap
Here's a nice Christmas gift for you: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has been delayed yet again on the PlayStation 4. The exclusive was originally meant to release in late 2015 before it was pushed into 2016, and now it's been knocked back even further. The upcoming blockbuster had previously been pegged with an 18th March 2016 launch...
News Naughty Dog Is Sniffing Out Matchmaking Problems in the Uncharted 4 PS4 Beta
It's a beta for a reason
Going live earlier today, the Uncharted 4: A Thief's End multiplayer is undoubtedly being hammered right now as players settle down for some Thursday evening gaming. Unsurprisingly, the beta's popularity has lead to some technical hitches, but developer Naughty Dog is on the case. We've seen quite a few complaints around...
Live Get Your First Real Look at the Uncharted 4 PS4 Beta Right Here
No guts, no glory
So, are you up for some vertically-charged multiplayer madness? If so, be safe in the knowledge that esteemed developer Naughty Dog's got your back with its latest livestream, in which the studio will be showing off Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's competitive component. The stream begins at 19:30PM GMT tonight, but there's no word on...
News Expect More PS4 Games from Naughty Dog After Uncharted 4
At the time of typing, the PlayStation 4 is days away from its second birthday. For some reason, though, people are already looking ahead to the next generation. Apparently, there's a concern that Naughty Dog may not have enough time to put another title on the system once Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is done and dusted. It seems like...
News Nathan Drake Originally Looked Like a Douche
What a mug
Imagine playing one of the Uncharted games. Imagine an opening cutscene in which series protagonist Nathan Drake wanders into shot, and he looks like the sort of guy you'd love to punch square in the jaw. Okay, so maybe you don't like the cocky explorer in the first place - that's fine - but you can't possibly think that this particular...
News Naughty Dog Reaches Out to Fan Who Lost Father
"Your story nearly drove us to tears"
While games are often incorrectly labelled as being anti-social, the reality is that many of us share our experiences with others. Whether it's the local multiplayer mode in Rocket League or simply co-operating in a story-driven title like The Walking Dead, the act of actually playing PlayStation brings people...
News Expect to See More of Uncharted 4's Jeep, Says Naughty Dog
Nate's new wheels will be present throughout the game
Uncharted 4's crazy E3 2015 demo left us with a set of slack jaws, thanks mostly to that mental jeep sequence. We reckon it's good news, then, that the offroader will be making plenty more appearances. "You actually see it earlier in the game," game director Bruce Straley told
News PS4's Power Promises Plenty for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
A new generation
Ever since its delay earlier in the year, things have been a little quiet on the Uncharted 4: A Thief's End front. We're expecting a big blowout at E3 next month, of course, but the past few months have seen Naughty Dog getting its head down and quietly slaving away on its first fully PlayStation 4 exclusive game. However, an...
News Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Employee Hunt Ramps Up Ahead of PS4 Release
The final push
The finishing line for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End must be slowly starting to take shape now, but Naughty Dog needs a few new employees to complete the game. Posting on its official website, it's listed a number of roles, including a multiplayer level layout artist, a multiplayer game designer, and more. According to the advertisement,...