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News Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Looks Really Close to a Film, Says Naughty Dog Employee
Drawn to life
Frank Tzeng may not be a name that you immediately recognise, but he's one of the people helping to make Uncharted 4: A Thief's End look so darn good. A lead character artist at Naughty Dog, the masterful modeller has worked on dozens of other PlayStation games, including Killzone: Shadow Fall and Puppeteer. However, he believes that...
News Naughty Dog: It's Going to Be Really F***ing Hard to Get Uncharted 4 to Run at 60FPS
Say what you really think
Naughty Dog may well regret suggesting that all of its future PlayStation 4 projects will run at 60 frames-per-second, because it sounds like it's already backtracking when it comes to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Speaking as part of a Game Informer podcast, creative director Neil Druckmann said that it's going to be "really...
News Naughty Dog Peppers PS4 Uncharted Trilogy Hopes with Heavy Fire
"Our focus is on Uncharted 4"
We recently asked you if there are any particular PlayStation 4 re-releases that you'd like to see in the future, and, unsurprisingly, an enhanced Uncharted Trilogy topped our poll. However, while developer Naughty Dog has been open to the idea in the past, series veteran Neil Druckmann doesn't believe that it has the...
News Don't Hold Out Hope for Jak & Daxter on PS4
Naughty Dog says it's moved into a new realm
There will always be demand for some of Sony's older mascots on the PlayStation 4. Just looking at the engagement on our articles, you guys really want a new Crash Bandicoot for the Japanese giant's next-gen machine, but that's locked behind various legal tangles. A fresh Jak & Daxter is probably the...
News New Uncharted 4 Screenshots Will Make You Swoon Over Nathan Drake
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is going to look phenomenal — we already know that, but we're still not turning down a fresh look at the PlayStation 4 exclusive thanks to a few new screenshots. The images come from Game Informer's latest issue, which features Naughty Dog's upcoming adventure. Protagonist Nathan Drake is looking...
News How Does Uncharted 4's Gameplay Stack Up to The Last of Us?
"We're not going to make it too dark"
Even before its initial reveal, people were speculating about how Uncharted 4 will play. Given The Last of Us' impact on the gaming scene with its brutal mix of stealth and close-quarters combat, many thought that Nathan Drake's latest may follow a similar route, and although we always doubted that the series...
News Naughty Dog: We're Making Uncharted 4 a Game We Want to Play
"I don't care what the industry's doing," says Straley
There are a fair few trends that the industry is obsessed with right now, but one of them is open worlds. Aside from maybe Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, pretty much all of the big games in 2014 traded on expansive sandboxes, with the likes of Destiny and The Crew even going as far as to...
News You Can Almost Taste the Testosterone in These Uncharted 4 Screens
Hot in here
Why do you have to be so darn handsome, Drake? Even with his boyish good looks long behind him, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's protagonist has just traded them in for pure rugged perfection. In these exclusive screenshots provided as part of Game Informer's cover story, the star shows off his chiselled chin and steely stare, as he engages...
News Why Does Nate Drake Go Treasure Hunting in PS4's Uncharted 4?
If there's one thing that's been clear about the material released for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End thus far, it's that this is one adventure that Nathan Drake doesn't necessarily want to endure. In the title's E3 demo, the hero's heard lamenting that he doesn't have a choice, and it's now becoming increasingly clear that his older...
News PS4 Exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Will Obviously Have a Multiplayer Mode
The Last of Us' plaudits may mostly stem from the heart wrenching tale at the core of its campaign, but its multiplayer was a bit of an overlooked gem. Fusing the very best of old-school SOCOM with the release's survival theme, it was surprisingly strong – and the factions-based metagame, which pulled data from your Facebook page if you...
News Find Out How Naughty Dog Conquered PlayStation in Anniversary Documentary
If you've got a spare hour this Christmas, then make sure that you watch this documentary on Naughty Dog. Originally shown at the company's 30th Anniversary event, the developer has uploaded the fascinating video to YouTube just in time for the holidays, and it's an absolute must-watch for PlayStation fans – or anyone interested in...
News Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Avoids the Uncanny Valley on PS4
Just how good is Nathan Drake going to look in PlayStation 4 exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End? Well, if these high-resolution character model images released by Naughty Dog are anything to go by, pretty bloomin’ amazing. The first shot shows a close-up of the protagonist’s rugged face, complete with pimples, pock marks, and...
Rumour The Last of Us 2 Will Explore the Depths of Despair on PS4
Ex-employee outs forthcoming exclusive
The Last of Us was not only a critical smash, but it was also a gigantic commercial success for Sony, moving over seven million copies on the PlayStation 3 alone. Naughty Dog was probably always going to have to build some form of sequel, then – and if the Linked In profile of one soon-to-be very sheepish...
News Collect Your Own Precursor Orb from the Naughty Dog Shop
Daxter stupidest thing ever
Naughty Dog’s gotten so big over the past five or so years that it now has its own official online store. Partly designed to celebrate the studio’s 30th anniversary, the firm is selling off several collectible items, including The Last of Us-inspired clothing, art books – and Precursor Orbs. Yeah, you read that...
News The Naughty Dog Sequel That You'll Never Get to Play
Jak of all trades
It’s no secret that prior to starting full production on The Last of Us, Naughty Dog was toying with the idea of returning to Jak & Daxter. While the series had been kept relevant by Ready at Dawn and High Impact Games, the Californian developer hadn’t actually touched the property since 2005, with its final PlayStation 2...
News There Are Some Nice Naughty Dog Exhibits on Display for the Firm's 30th Anniversary
Naughty Dog, the studio behind Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter, Uncharted, and The Last of Us, is 30 years old, and in order to acknowledge that momentous occasion, the company is celebrating in style. As posted earlier in the year, the fi
News Nathan Drake May Very Well Need a Bucket and Spade in Uncharted 4 on PS4
Do like to be beside the seaside
Naughty Dog is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the first-party outfit has readied a brand new art book in order to acknowledge the occasion. The coffee table collectible includes images and sketches from all of its titles, including Cras
News Naughty Dog Looks Back on 30 Successful Years in Promo
Fawn over firm's iconic paw print
Naughty Dog is arguably the greatest developer in games today. While the Californian company has fairly humble origins as JAM Software, it exploded in popularity during the mid-90s when it released a little PSone exclusive named Crash Bandicoot. Since then, the company has gone from strength-to-strength, building...
News The Last of Us' Movie Adaptation Will Change Things Up, Says Neil Druckmann
Expect the unexpected
Apparently, when it comes to news about video game adaptations, it never rains but it pours. Soon after we learned about the ill-conceived Resident Evil TV show, Naughty Dog has released more info regarding The Last of Us' silver screen conversion. Specifically, the original game's writer Neil Druckmann has stated that
News Can't Find a Multiplayer Match in The Last of Us on PS4? This Patch Should Help
Naughty Dog may have plotted an almost flawless transition to the PlayStation 4, but it did mess up one aspect of The Last of Us in converting it to Sony’s next-gen console. Since launch, there have been many complaints regarding the title’s multiplayer matchmaking, which functions, but, well, not as well as it should. In...
News Don't Worry, PS4's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Won't Be Dark and Gritty
Sequel won't step into The Last of Us' shadow
The Last of Us may well have exceeded all expectations, and cemented itself as one of the most important PlayStation exclusive properties since Gran Turismo and God of War – but that doesn’t mean that the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is going to be especially dark. The title's
News Infinity Ward Agrees to Tame Two Naughty Dog Employees
Call of Duty company adopts veterans
The over publicised exodus at Naughty Dog is showing no signs of slowing, as two studio strays have found a new home at Call of Duty: Ghosts developer Infinity Ward. Jacob Minkoff and Taylor Kurosaki, both notable names at the Californian company, will assume the design director and narrative director positions...
News The Last of Us Originally Had an Epilogue That You'll Never Get to See
The audience at the incredibly self-indulgent – but dare we say deserved – The Last of Us: One Night Live stage show were treated to an extra special scene last night that didn’t even make it into the online stream. The epilogue – which was written by creative director Neil Druckmann – ultimately got cut from the game, but...
News 'Really Awesome' PS4 Sequel Uncharted 4: A Thief's End to Get New Info Soon
Guten tag, GamesCom?
Add upcoming PlayStation 4 sequel Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End to the list of likely GamesCom 2014 attendees, as creative director Neil Druckmann has hinted that the release will be shown again soon. The title last appeared at E3 2014 a couple of months ago, but only received a short cinematic trailer. Now, speaking as part of a
News Wait, The Last of Us Is Getting a One-Night Only Stage Show?
Guys and Joels
As we're sure that you've noticed, Sony's marketing machine has been working like a mad man for upcoming title The Last of Us Remastered. However, the company's latest effort has us slightly baffled. Dubbed The Last of Us: One Night Live, this exclusive event will bring the gritty and dystopian world of Naughty Dog's survival horror...
News Failing to Consider The Last of Us 2 Would Be a Disservice to Fans
Naughty Dog exploring ideas for a sequel
The Last of Us is one of the biggest PlayStation exclusives of all time, with sales of the PlayStation 3 version currently sitting at seven million units. The next-gen re-release – due out next week – is likely to bump those numbers up considerably, putting the property on par with first-party juggernauts...
News Naughty Dog Wants All of Its PS4 Titles to Run in 1080p at 60FPS
Naughty Dog is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of PlayStation platforms, having set visual benchmarks on all three of Sony’s previous systems. Now, with its PlayStation 4 debut just a week away, the developer is aiming to do the same – and with re-release The Last of Us Remastered set to run in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second,...
News The Last of Us Remastered Will Gobble Up 50GB of Your PS4's Hard Drive
Spreading like spores
Californian developer Naughty Dog must have sprinkled some fairy dust on The Last of Us Remastered, because we’re not entirely sure how the first-party studio’s managed to fit the game on a single Blu-ray disc. The original title was already pushing the limits of Sony’s storage format, but now that it’s added in a bunch...
News Naughty Dog: An Uncharted Collection Would Be Really Cool to Have on PS4
Could you Drake it any more obvious?
Award-winning developer Naughty Dog has pencilled a five o’clock shadow on rumours regarding some form of Uncharted Collection for the PlayStation 4. Acting coy at a The Last of Us Remastered press tour in London today, community strategist Arne Meyer said that it would be “really cool” to see protagonist...
News PS4 Port The Last of Us Remastered Is Agonisingly Close to Completion
Endure and survive
PlayStation 4 port The Last of Us Remastered has sort of crept up on us like Joel and Ellie in a Firefly stronghold. The game – which was announced earlier in the year after numerous leaks – is due out at the end of the month, and judging by a Tweet posted by lead programmer Jason Gregory, it’s very nearly complete. “Grea
E3 2014 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Will Be the Last in the Series, Hints Nolan North
Going out on a bang
Nolan North, the voice actor behind just about every video game protagonist ever – including Nathan Drake – has recently said that he believes Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will be the last game in the popular series. Speaking with IGN, the smooth sounding star stated that he hopes the franchise stays in the right hands. "If...
News Uncharted PS4 Is Not the Only Next-Gen Blockbuster Naughty Dog's Working On
New project in pre-production
Uncharted PS4 may be the primary focus of Naughty Dog’s attention right now, but the firm is keeping itself busy with various other projects at the same time. We already know about The Last of Us Remastered, of course, but speaking with
News Uncharted PS4 Aims to Drop Jaws with 'Amazing' Visuals
The Last of Us leads put in charge
Uncharted PS4, the next entry in Naughty Dog’s seminal buccaneering brand, is alive and well. Co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra reiterated the point as part of a candid interview with Game Informer, stressing that
News The Last of Us Maker Working on Two New Experiences for PS4
What are they?
This year may be packed to the rafters with PlayStation 3 re-releases, but the PlayStation 4 won’t merely play host to old games forever. Speaking with EDGE magazine, The Last of Us’ creative director Neil Druckmann has confirmed that first-party developer Naughty Dog is currently working on “two brand new experience
News Naughty Dog May Be Graphical Wizards, But It Was Hell Getting The Last of Us on PS4
Fortunately, it wasn't for nothing
Transitioning to a new generation is never easy – and first-party powerhouse Naughty Dog has admitted that porting The Last of Us to the PlayStation 4 was Hell at first. Speaking as part of an interview with EDGE magazine, creative director Neil Druckmann explained that merely getting an image on the screen...
News Believe It or Not, People Are Actually Joining Naughty Dog
In perhaps the most over publicised instance of employee rotation, Naughty Dog has been painted as a doomed developer over the past few months. However, for every high-profile departure
News Wait, Why Does The Last of Us' Ellie Look All Grown Up?
Does this mean...?
Try not to get too excited, but there appears to be activity at Naughty Dog – and not of the employee departure type. At the end of last week, The Last of Us’ game director Bruce Straley teased some kind of prototype that gave him goosebumps on Twitter, and now an image of an older Ellie has appeared online. Who would like to...
News The Last of Us' Lead Character Artist Michael Knowland Has Left Naughty Dog
Goodbye and good luck
In a series of events that's beginning to look as weird as the plot from a David Lynch film, yet another Naughty Dog staffer is packing up their bags and jumping ship. Michael Knowland, the incredibly talented lead character artist on The Last of Us, has reportedly left the studio. He's yet to reveal where he plans to peddle...
News Uncharted PS4 Actor Todd Stashwick Has Been Recast
The plot thickens
Todd Stashwick may be helping Amy Hennig write Visceral Games’ upcoming Star Wars title, but he’s no longer in Uncharted PS4. According to IGN, the Hollywood star – who narrated the exclusive’s initial trailer – has been recast, meaning that we don’t actually know who any o
News The Last of Us Artist Departs Naughty Dog for Giant Sparrow
Wells there you go
The game of musical chairs at Sony first-party Naughty Dog is still ongoing, as The Last of Us' lead artist Nate Wells has departed the Californian studio in order to team up with indie Giant Sparrow. You may remember the aforementioned outfit for The Unfinished Swan, which was one of our favo
News This Awesome Art Book Is for the Fans of Naughty Dog
Turn back the pages
You may not know it, but Naughty Dog turns 30 this year. The award winning Californian studio was first founded by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin way back in 1984 as JAM Software. Five years later, it changed that name to the one that you’ll recognise, and set to work on its first full title: Keef the Thief for the Apple IIGS and...
News PS4 Will Help Dial The Last of Us Remastered's Graphics to Eleven
Aside from a genuinely touching tale, The Last of Us was also a graphical showpiece. Released after the announcement of the PlayStation 4, the survival horror managed to hold its own in a world filled with Killzone: Shadow Fall and The Order: 1886 screenshots – a testament to developer Naughty Dog’s technical chops, as it was forced...
News Uncharted PS4 the Focus of Naughty Dog's Efforts Right Now
Small team porting Joel and Ellie's escapade
How many Naughty Dog employees does it take to port The Last of Us to the PlayStation 4? The studio’s not going into specifics, but it has stressed that the “lion’s share” of its workforce is focusing on Uncharted PS4, with a small team dedicated to overhauling last year’s survival horror epic...
Rumour Retailers Already Want to Sell You The Last of Us for PS4
Add to basket
The Last of Us was one of Sony’s most successful titles during the PlayStation 3 era, selling over 6 million copies in less than a year. Naturally, the platform holder’s betting big on its currently unconfirmed but almost certainly in production PlayStation 4 port, then – and one Spanish retailer is ready to take pre-orders for...
News Uncharted PS4's Director Justin Richmond Departs Naughty Dog
Could the last one please turn out the lights?
Whip out your Sony studio boss bingo sheet, as yet another high-profile developer has bit the dust. The latest in the long line of executives to exit the manufacturer is Justin Richmond, who was acting as Uncharted PS4’s game director. His departure follows in the footsteps of Amy Hennig, who worked...
News The Last of Us Has Infected 6 Million PS3s Since Launch
Along with the ridiculous amount of awards and heaps of praise that it has to its name, Naughty Dog's post apocalyptic PlayStation 3 epic can now boast about its impressive sales figures, too. It's been revealed on the PlayStation Blog that the critically acclaimed title has surpassed 6 million sales, and for an exclusive new...
News Groan, Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Movie Is Just a Retelling of the Game's Story
In news that makes absolutely no sense at all, prolific Naughty Dog penman Neil Druckmann has revealed that the recently announced cinematic adaptation of The Last of Us is actually just a straight retelling of the story told in the main game. "It’s an adaptation of the story of The Last of Us," the staffer stated. "As far as...
News The Last of Us Bags the BAFTA Award for Best Overall Game
It just clicked
Naughty Dog's PlayStation 3 swansong The Last of Us was a pretty impressive game, but you probably didn't need us to tell you that. The Californian developer's unique take on the survival horror genre has been collecting just about every award known to man, and that impressive list has just grown even longer, with the studio recently...
News Oh Dear, The Last Of Us Is Getting a Big Budget Movie Tie-in
Say it ain't so
There have been so many announcements for movie adaptations of classic Sony franchises in recent weeks that we're just about ready to play a game of soulless cash-in bingo. If you're blanking on which beloved series' have been banished to the Hollywood slaughterhouse, though. we'll gladly remind you. Sly Cooper, Ratchet and Clank and
News Naughty Dog Barks a Statement on Hennig Dismissal
One side of the story
It was only a few days ago when news broke that Amy Hennig, creative director of the Naughty Dog's iconic Uncharted series, had left the studio. It didn't take long for rumours to start spreading like wildfire that she hadn't left by her own choice, and was supposedly "forced out" by Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, two fellow...