Up determination with the likes of Bethesda and Rockstar, fewer video crippled developers person the bequest of Naughty Dog. Known arsenic the location that brought us Crash Bandicoot, Uncharted, and The Last of Us, Naughty Dog rightly has the bequest of releasing immoderate of the best-selling video games of each time. This means that erstwhile its brag teases large news, our ears should each beryllium pricked. More than conscionable the thought of thing new, Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann has teased "several chill things" could beryllium conscionable astir the corner.
Looking backmost astatine Naughty Dog's backmost catalogue, it's astir unrivalled. Following aboriginal occurrence with Crash, it besides made a sanction for itself with the arsenic adorable Jak and Dexter. Naughty Dog past moved onto both Uncharted and The Last of Us for much grounded affairs. Crash has been handed implicit to Toys for Bob, Jak is dormant, Uncharted seemingly rounded disconnected its communicative with A Thief's End, and The Last of Part II could easy finish Ellie's communicative oregon illustration a caller adventure. With truthful galore instrumentality favourites that could get a caller lease of life, it's harmless to accidental Druckmann's tease has everyone interested.
What are the Naughty Dog crippled announcements?
Posting connected Twitter, Druckmann shared a gif of Old Woman Kate saying "It's been 84 years" successful Titanic. He told players that portion helium can't uncover immoderate aboriginal projects yet, "We person respective chill things we can’t hold to stock with you". When fixed a timeframe connected erstwhile that could be, Druckann added, "As soon arsenic we can, we will". Despite giving thing away, Druckmann's tease sent the net into overdrive. Jak 4, The Last of Us Part III, Uncharted 5, who knows?
Looking astatine the facts, a job listing past twelvemonth confirmed Naughty Dog was hiring a Level/Environment Designer for a single-player title. With thing connected the skyline yet, it was intelligibly for a caller project. Elsewhere, there's been leaked footage of The Last of Us Part II's Factions multiplayer, which was expected to motorboat alongside the main crippled past twelvemonth but spun disconnected into its ain standalone. It didn't instrumentality agelong for the replies conception of Druckmann's tweet to detonate with fanciful instrumentality theories astir what Naughty Dog is moving on.
As Druckmann shared a gif of the winking Agatha Harkness from WandaVision to get successful connected the latest popular civilization trend, even God of War's Cory Barlog waded into the concern to congratulate Druckmann connected his next-level trolling. Not since Kathryn Hahn's nosey neighbour's existent intentions were revealed person we been this impressed by trickery. But just what is Naughty Dog planning?
What could the Naughty Dog crippled announcements be?
Airing connected the broadside of caution, we're guessing astatine slightest 1 of the announcements volition beryllium astir thing wrong the satellite of Uncharted. We conscionable anticipation it isn't different next-gen larboard (yawn). Although the bid came to a adjacent chronologically with A Thief's End successful 2016, the thought of continuing the communicative beyond the merchandise of 2017's Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has been doing the rounds for years.
Speaking to Red Bull, (via PlayStation Lifestyle) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Creative Director Shaun Escayg antecedently said: "We person nary contiguous plans [for different Uncharted game]. But if there’s thing this crippled proves that this satellite is beyond Nathan Drake, there’s different cast, different characters – you’ve got rather a immense magnitude of formed to propulsion from successful the aboriginal if you truthful wanted".
Writer Josh Scherr has besides downplayed the thought of a 5th crippled erstwhile helium said that efforts after Lost Legacy were being shifted to The Last of Us Part II. However, helium admitted determination could beryllium beingness beyond Nathan Drake arsenic helium explained, "We’re drafting from the thought of this full satellite retired determination of rogues and thieves and treasure hunters and each these things they bash with and against each other. Potentially we could rotation this off". For many, the thought of revisiting Uncharted seems similar the astir logical and viable solution. The timing besides couldn't beryllium better, considering there's the much-hyped and long-awaited movie with Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg.
Elsewhere, determination could beryllium immoderate benignant of announcement tied to the upcoming merchandise of the Pedro Pascal-led The Last of Us series, oregon those rumours The Last of Us Part II will get a PS5 patch. Let's besides retrieve we could beryllium wholly off-track and this could beryllium the dawn of a caller epoch with a wholly unsocial IP. It's astir clip we saw thing caller from the gaming powerhouse. Thankfully, with Druckman's tease of "several" chill things, it sounds similar the Naughty Dog crippled announcements could have a spot of thing for everyone.
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