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Naughty Dog will be “frequently rolling out fresh news and information” on its projects in 2014

Saturday, 14th December 2013 18:15 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Naughty Dog has said it plans to “frequently roll out fresh news and information” on what its up to in 2014, according to a post on the PS Blog. We know the firm is working on Left Behind, the single-player DLC for The Last of Us, and a new Uncharted game – whether it’s a prequel or Uncharted 4 remains to be seen. Either way, the firm said 2014 will be all about “our upcoming projects” and the year marks “a very special time in Naughty Dog’s history.”

“We’ll have more information about what that means early next year,” said the developer. Keep your eyes peeled, then.

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  1. Legendaryboss

    That Christmas card has potential for good ol jolly Christmas DLC.

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Legendaryboss

    Plus throw in eggnog and thanksgiving dinner for new Health DLC.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. polygem

    uncharted and last of us have been ok but at the same time EXTREMELY overrated. they should return to jak and dax asap.

    #3 9 months ago
  4. Legendaryboss

    @3
    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18zmoyztm8yh6gif/ku-xlarge.gif

    NEVER!

    They tried and failed.

    #4 9 months ago
  5. Ireland Michael

    @3 Shut your mouth!

    =P

    The Last of Us is almost definitely one of my games of the generation, and I was one of the most skeptical people about that game before it’s release. I was heavily concerned that it would just be “Uncharted with zombies”. Oh how wrong I was.

    I would love to see a sequel, but instead of just carrying on with characters we already know, they should have completely new stories and new characters in different areas of the world. They got the feel of the locations in The Last of Us down so well that I think it’s genuinely a benchmark for the entire industry.

    Imagine trying to cross the London Bridge or something like that in TLOU 2. Giant car piled up all across the bridge, clickers everywhere… oh man…

    #5 9 months ago
  6. polygem

    i liked tlou but it didn’t stay with me for long after playing it. it was playing, enjoying, forgetting.
    it was a good game but – to me – not more.
    same with the uncharted games. they are without a doubt fun games but i just can’t relate with them much. i just don’t dig naughty dogs artdirection (i know many people totally love that style, that’s alright of course) and the way they tell a story feels too much like they are trying to be a movie but imho movies still just do it so much better.
    i also thought that the last of us played a bit clunky, the crafting was underused and not exactly deep or even useful, the stealth didn’t really work either and it never really felt tense. the enemy design was very uninspired and the story wasn’t half as good as the road was as a movie. i just wish they would have refined the gameplay elements more and this is actually exactly how i feel about the uc series.
    to me gameplay is the most important thing in a videogame. always. uc and last of us just don’t feel natural to me when i play them and therefore i just can’t call these games masterpieces…but that’s just me.

    #6 9 months ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    @5

    That game already exists! It’s called Zombi U! :)

    #7 9 months ago
  8. Beta

    “Uncharted and The Last of Us have been okay, but extremely overrated”

    I don’t even.. No. That is, in my opinion sir, the understatement of the year.

    You’ve just dumped on 2 of my favourite IP’s of the generation :P

    Uncharted 2 was amazing, I played through that thing 7 or 8 times and it is still my favourite PS3 game.

    J&D on the other hand did not wow me. I don’t understand why people keep bugging ND to bring it back. I played them for the first time last year and they were good. Apart from Jak 2 which I didn’t enjoy.

    But I don’t particularly feel that I missed out having not bought them on PS2.

    A new Crash Bandicoot would be amazing though. If only Activision weren’t keeping the IP locked in a cage.

    #8 9 months ago
  9. killersense

    Let me try this. Super Mario 3d world is EXTREMELY overrated. They are good games but it feels like the same damn game I have played ever since I was a kid. I need more than just good gameplay. I need a story to drive me to complete a game nowadays.

    Kidding aside it just bugs me whenever someone uses the word over rated. I understand certain games are not my thing but I don’t call them over rated oh wait EXTREMELY overrated. I just say it is not my type and enjoy the games I like

    #9 9 months ago
  10. Beta

    It annoys me when people give their opinion of a game as a definitive verdict.

    Edited, because thinking about it. You can’t call something overrated just because you didn’t enjoy it. Explaining why you didn’t enjoy it would make sense but calling anything overrated makes no sense.

    That’s like saying “The people enjoying X are wrong”. No it’s not overrated. Just not to your taste :)

    #10 9 months ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    ^@9,10

    http://www.vg247.com/forum/topic.php?id=42070

    Last of Us overrated… My 2 cents! ;)

    #11 9 months ago
  12. manamana

    #10 +1

    Each its own but TLOU should’ve been GOTY, imo. Cannot wait to see how ND puts the PS4 through its paces …

    #12 9 months ago
  13. marcinrybus

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    #13 9 months ago
  14. Clupula

    I liked the Last of Us a lot, but it wasn’t the best thing I played all year. Maybe the best MADE thing I played, but not the game I find myself returning to over and over again.

    As for a TLOU sequel in other areas of the world, only if they make it take place in Glasgow, with authentic Glaswegian slang from all the characters…and then subtitles…

    in English.

    #14 9 months ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    @14 Hahaha. Yes!

    #15 9 months ago
  16. fihar

    Awwww, Sully looks absolutely adorable in a Santa outfit.
    And news flash, apparently Joel’s Jewish.

    And yeah, Last of Us was such a chore to play, but the emotional payoff more than makes up for it. I like the fact that you know that it is something that could never be topped and/or replicated (take note Levine).
    Sure, they could just make another one in the same setting but Joel and Ellie? Now that is one-of-a-kind.

    #16 9 months ago
  17. polygem

    i did explain why i think they are overrated. it’s totally legit to say that i think that they are. you can definitely disagree with that of course.
    when people say that they believe that a game like this is the game of the gen, then sorry, please let me disagree with that and say that i think it’s overrating this game.
    i just can’t see what justifies that praise. playing it has been a mediocore experience through and through for me. it was very linear, did not play smooth and had a story that was shamelessly ripped off from the road, yet it rained 10′s from all sides. i just don’t get it…but i don’t have to but let me at least say that i disagree.
    people are saying that they believe mario games are overrated all the time. if they think so fine. i disagree and i am pointing out why. i think halo reach is the best halo game ever and people disagree. fine.
    it’s an opinion and i just can’t understand all the praise tlou and uncharted get. i did not say these are bad games, they are good games. it would be foolish and a lie to say these games are shit but to me theses games are nowhere near the best experiences i had the last gen and not even in my top 25. what can i do about that? hype it anyway? lie? or just post my opinion?

    #17 9 months ago
  18. Joe Musashi

    Magic.

    JM

    #18 9 months ago
  19. fihar

    Dude, have you even played the game?
    The similarities between The Road and The Last of Us is so ridiculously superficial that any comparison between them is rendered meaningless just mere hours into the game.
    Both tells the story of an adult and an adolescent journeying throught a post-apocalyptic America but that’s where the similarities end.

    The relationship dynamics between the two central protagonists is like night and day between the two that you’ve got to be really grasping at straws to actually think they are similar.

    #19 9 months ago
  20. manamana

    I would even say that “I Am Alive” is more like ‘The Road’ than TLOU. But who cares? It was a great experience for many gamers and for many it was a mediocre, linear game. I’m okay with that.

    #20 9 months ago
  21. polygem

    @18: where…? can you see it finally and i…just…can’t?

    @19: i’ve played it on normal and then half way through it a second time on hard and i also played the mp quite a lot (which is imo much better than the sp).
    i think you can say that i experienced the game enough to have an opinion about it.
    look at the link mg provided. i pointed out what i am thinking about the similarities between tlou and the road there in detail.
    in fact, if you look at some of the concept art that you unlock by playing the game, some of those pictures are actually the road movie scenes. it has been so much more than an inspiration to them and it made me roll my eyes a lot.

    parts from the thread:

    “they took the setting, the journey, the father/child/dead mother element, the whole scavenge for survival thing, the canibalism, the ‘you cannot tell who’s good or bad guy’element.
    they added fireflies and hunters to it (actually only represents the “good” and the “bad” humans from the road) and added some zombies to it because it is a videogame, as well as an element of disease and the great cure.
    they took every single element from the road. everything…and added some videogame cliche on top of it.”

    “the road isn´t really about the post apocalypse either. the setting is more like a metaphor for desperation. it´s about a father and a child/son who lost their wife/mother because of her suicide. it is about a hopeless, desperate, meaningless struggle to survive, a fight for survival even if there´s nothing worth surviving for, about a father that wants to protect his son but who struggles to find the reason for it because he has lost hope completeley as well. he only wants to stay alive because of his son. if his son wouldn´t exist he would have killed himself already.

    tlou plays with exactly the same elements but fails to deliver in every way. joel lost hope, only functions, no emotions, he´s just alive, no meaning in life beyond survival. ellie finally gives him hope again, a reason to live. it´s the EXACT same story in a slightly different packaging – but while the road touched me emotionally (the book so much more than the movie), tlou was just a videogame with a nice (but rip off) story.”

    for a game of the gen, an outstanding 10 out of 10 masterpiece i expect something more than that. besides the story it also lacked in the gameplay department. it’s a flawed experience in so many ways. again, this doesn’t mean it’s a bad game…just, in my opinion, a very, very overrated one. we don’t have to agree about this though.

    i’ve been thinking this through. this is how i feel about the game. if that pisses anyone off i can’t help it.
    i’m outta here now.
    have a nice day everyone :)
    joe, a magical day for you too.

    #21 9 months ago
  22. fihar

    “they took the setting, the journey, the father/child/dead mother element, the whole scavenge for survival thing, the canibalism, the ‘you cannot tell who’s good or bad guy’element.
    they added fireflies and hunters to it (actually only represents the “good” and the “bad” humans from the road) and added some zombies to it because it is a videogame, as well as an element of disease and the great cure.
    they took every single element from the road. everything…and added some videogame cliche on top of it.”

    Wow, I don’t even know where to begin.
    You do realize that most of the thing you say that Last of Us ripped off from The Road are actually post-apocalyptic genre conventions right?
    Everything from The Last Man, On the Beach, I Am Legend, Delicatessen, The Stand, Oryx and Crake, 28 Days Later, The Walking Dead and yes, including The Road dealt with most of these issues in one way or another.

    You’re giving The Road too much of a credit really. It’s good, but it’s hardly more original than Last of Us actually is.

    The Road is a much darker narrative than Last of Us. Society hasn’t completely broken down in Last of Us, there is actually some semblance of a government, a budding community and your garden variety psychos while The Road is just one crazies after another (I mean, a roasted baby? Really?).
    Even from your description, I fail to see what is actually similar between the two other than the reason to live being the centerpiece.
    Last of Us is obviously cliched by asking the ‘How far can you go?’ question but it’s actually grounded in the way that you completely understood why Joel did what he did.

    Last of Us started with a cynical old prick babysitting a girl because of missing guns which then changed out of respect for a friend’s death which then changed again into pure affection which culminates in one psychotic act and then it ended.
    The Road started with the father being ill while still having to protect his son, them scavenging supplies, the father keep saying that they’re good, the father dying, and the son joining another group of good guys all the while seeing a roasted baby.

    The Road is decisively one-note, The Last of Us isn’t.
    The Road ended roughly where it started, The Last of Us didn’t.

    I’m not even entirely sure why I engaged in this. I make it a point to never ever to make a comparison between two different storytelling mediums, especially if one of them is literature, because you know damn well that literature is the best there is.

    #22 9 months ago
  23. monkeygourmet

    “GamesRadar pointed out the game’s inspirations by the film version of The Road and the graphic novel and TV series versions of The Walking Dead, as well as by 28 Days Later and the film versions of Children of Men and The Day of the Triffids.”

    Concept (fungus) was from watching nature documentaries.

    So your both right! :D

    #23 9 months ago
  24. Francis O

    If The Last of Us had better AI I would have liked it more. Uncharted is extremely overrated. There is not a shred of innovation in those games. Its just about graphics.

    I would love to see Naughty Dog return to Jak & Daxter

    #24 9 months ago
  25. Dragon

    ……..

    #25 9 months ago
  26. polygem

    @22: well, i disagree with that. as i described already, the main elements have been taken from the road, the father/child relationship and the circumstances have been copied in detail. this is the root of both stories. the (apocalyptic) setting does not even play such a huge role for the story at all. it’s only used as a metaphohr for desperation to tell the real story about a father and a child in a desperate situation.
    critics claimed that this game is rated as good because it has such a great story that lives up to movies or novels. if that’s a criteria for them it’s only fair if compare it to a movie/ book as well.
    but to make things short, in the end it does not matter to me. the fact is. the game left me unimpressed in every single way. if you enjoyed it and think it was one of the best games this gen…fine. that’s great for you. i am not saying that you got it all wrong. i only disagree with a passion. i just scratch my head and move on because for me it was a hyped up, mediocore, average, forgettable experience and not a masterstroke in videogame development. it is a zeitgeist mass media phenomenom about an average game :)

    #26 9 months ago
  27. fihar

    @26
    The critics be damned, I hate films and books comparison. If you’re going to judge something, compare it with its peers, not works from an altogether different medium.

    You’re grasping at straws again. If you don’t like it then fine, just say so, but try to refrain from making arguments that is clearly you nitpicking and overblowing tangential similarities between two different works.
    Overall, I’m not particularly a fan of the game but even I wholefully respects what they have achieved with it.

    God, the site redesign really can’t come soon enough.

    #27 9 months ago
  28. manamana

    Come on poly, you can call it all you want but “forgettable experience”? Damn, you are cold.

    #28 9 months ago
  29. polygem

    @27: don’t know why you are screaming for a redesign. i thought we just had a discussion. i don’t need a redesign for that. we only strongly disagree about a videogame. no problem. that’s what we’re all here for or not…to discuss about games.
    to me the similarities are very visible. they’ve taken the basic elements and then added as much videogame cliche to it as possible. i call that lazy and you disagree. fine. absolutely fine.

    @28: yes, i’m in a mood right now but on the other hand yeah, tbh, that’s exactly how i feel about the game. it really really just wasn’t such a great experience for me and that’s why i just don’t get why it’s getting all this praise. i could be totally wrong though, if there even is a right or wrong here anyway. it’s just my opinion. one guy, who played the game and was pretty disappointed by it. if you play a game, think it’s not that good and then everyone screams game of the gen, then, you know, you feel kind of tempted to say that this game is overrated and hell, to me it is so very much indeed.
    there’s nothing i can do about that unfortunately.

    #29 9 months ago
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    #30 9 months ago
  31. fihar

    @29
    *sigh*
    You’ve changed your arguments from Last of Us being a full-blown rip-off to Last of Us taking only the basic elements of The Road (which again, I underlines as genre conventions) and then adding a bunch of stuffs.
    Well duh, I mean you could practically describe every single video game out there using the same arguments.

    What, do you call Zelda lazy for taking the basic elements of *insert any Damsels in Distress story here* and then adding a bunch of videogame cliches on top of it for 20 years running?
    What in the world are videogame cliches anyway?

    #31 9 months ago
  32. zoopdeloop

    @31 don’t bother with that guy,seriously.
    I can call hundred games he likes who ripped off another game or medium.
    The Last of Us is actually an unforgettable experience,while the gameplay doesn’t have a lot of depth by today’s standards(still decent and fun) ND could have worked a little more on that,the story,dialoques,presentation and soundtrack are top notch,all put together is something rarely seen in video games

    #32 9 months ago

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