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Naughty Dog working on brand new IP

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I’ve been worried for a while that the talented folk at Naughty Dog would be stuck making The Last of Us and Uncharted sequels for perpetuity. With half the Uncharted team gone, and The Last of Us’ Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann taking over the Uncharted reigns, that was looking like a possibility. Thankfully, it’s not, and the company is working on a new AAA IP.

Speaking to Gameinformer, Naughty Dog’s co-president Evan Wells let slip that the company is busy on a brand new game that he says is of the size and scale of Uncharted.

“We have the sizeable team that it takes to get something like that off of the ground, but it’s got a long runway in front of it. We have a lot of great ideas and some stuff that is already getting everybody jazzed and excited. So, it’s a long way off before we can really start talking about it in detail. But no, [Bruce and Neil working on Uncharted] is not going to impact our ability to keep that stirring that pot.”

I enjoyed The Last of Us (even if I do think it’s a wee bit overrated) and mostly like the Uncharted games, but I’m exceptionally glad that these masters of their craft will be doing more than just those franchises.

You should read the entire, candid  interview over at Gameinformer. It clears up some of what transpired with Amy Hennig’s departure, and the resulting perceived exodus – along with far, far more.

Last Updated: June 3, 2014

20 Comments

  1. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 3, 2014 at 10:03

    All I wanted was a bone. Not this 🙁

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 3, 2014 at 10:03

      HAHAHAHAHA!

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief Kilo

      June 3, 2014 at 10:21

      XDXDXDXDXD

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 3, 2014 at 10:22

        dat face

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    • Kromas

      June 3, 2014 at 10:29

      He would rather have gamed on a pc.

      Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    June 3, 2014 at 10:05

    Don’t care what it is. SOLD! Also this is a naughty dog
    http://simplesparrow.typepad.com/.a/6a0134857a56a8970c014e884981cd970d-pi

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 3, 2014 at 10:08

      Well I’m not hungry any more. :/

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 3, 2014 at 10:11

        Sorry, couldn’t help myself

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      • Admiral Chief Kilo

        June 3, 2014 at 10:21

        Chocolate spread on toast anyone?

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        • HvR - THE Average GAmer

          June 3, 2014 at 11:13

          prefer chunky chocolate peanut butter

          Reply

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 3, 2014 at 10:07

    I’m confused. Are they trying to fly a plane or cooking? I hate it when people mix metaphors.

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  4. Pieter Kruger

    June 3, 2014 at 10:09

    Uncharted with game changing moral choices to be made FTW!!!????

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  5. Umar's Crown

    June 3, 2014 at 10:15

    Ouch man

    “Instead, they nervously walked around the after party wondering what everyone was saying under their breath about their supposed villainous ways”

    I feel sorry for Druckmann and Straley …I just, generally feel bad for ND as a whole.

    ALSO, I never knew they refer to Keighley as “Spike’s Geoff Keighley”. No longer Geoff Keighley of GameTrailers?

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  6. Brenz

    June 3, 2014 at 10:18

    Thank the heavens.
    The Last of Us does not need to become a 5 sequel franchise and milked until its teets are nothing but bloody stumps, let it stay remembered as the amazing game is was.
    On to new ideas, music to my ears.

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    • Kromas

      June 3, 2014 at 10:28

      Why not make it a 5 sequel franchise? It worked out so well for Resident Evil ….. oh wait …. nvm. 😛

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      • Brenz

        June 3, 2014 at 10:43

        Thats still a sensitive topic, my heart is sore when I think of my early gaming days with Resident Evil, and the puddle of poo it has become.

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        • Kromas

          June 3, 2014 at 12:42

          I actually have to admit. I enjoyed RE5.

          Reply

  7. Admiral Chief Kilo

    June 3, 2014 at 10:20

    Dawwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    Reply

  8. Milesh Bhana

    June 3, 2014 at 13:32

    i really wouldn’t mind a next-gen installment of Jax and Daxter. They pretty much skipped the PS3 generation with that franchise.

    Reply

  9. Kevin Brown

    June 3, 2014 at 14:29

    Anyone else keen on a new Crash Bandicoot?…..No? Just me then I guess

    Reply

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