Tag Archives: evan wells
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 | 05:26 GMT
Naughty Dog learned from the PlayStation 2 to PlayStation 3 transition, co-presidents Christophe Balestra and Evan Wells have said, and is better prepared for the jump to PlayStation 4.
Sun, Mar 25, 2012 | 23:55 BST
Check out some images of a bust crafted by Naughty Dog, showing one of the Infected enemies from The Last of Us.
Mon, Feb 06, 2012 | 10:19 GMT
Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells has said the newly-founded second team at the studio was initially throwing around ideas for a new Jak & Daxter on PS3 before starting work on The Last of Us.
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 | 20:07 GMT
Sony has announced the Jak and Daxter Collection will be in North America on February 7 and in Europe on February 22. The remastered collection will include Jak II, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, and Jak 3 with optional 3D. It will run you $39.99. Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells also provided a list of some of the trophies included in the game, which will number over 100 and include three Platinums. You can get the list through the US PS Blog.
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 | 03:57 GMT
Uncharted developer Naughty Dog isn’t champing at the bit for a new generation of hardware, finding the shift from one machine to another something of a nightmare.
Thu, Dec 15, 2011 | 07:56 GMT
The Last of Us was meant to be unveiled at E3 earlier this year, not at the Spike Video Game Awards last weekend.
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 | 00:45 GMT
Mon, Jul 04, 2011 | 15:42 BST
Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells has said that the company would “love” to revisit Jak & Daxter at some point, but are insistent its current focus is with Mr. Drake.
Sat, Jun 18, 2011 | 16:30 BST
Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells has said that if the script called for it, he’d have no qualms about killing-off a main character in the Uncharted series.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 | 10:33 BST
Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra appeared on Jimmy Fallon overnight to show off Uncharted 3 after previous showings of Gears 3 and MW3 earlier this week. The clip shows the latter part of the E3 demo shown during the Sony press conference last week at E3. And yes, there’s more screaming. Watch it below the break. Battlefield 3′s up tonight.
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception launches in the US on November 1 for PS3.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 | 02:13 BST
Naughty Dog leader Evan Wells has said Every Uncharted game is a stand-alone adventure – so there’s no reason not to keep making them forever.
Thu, Dec 09, 2010 | 15:14 GMT
Thu, May 27, 2010 | 10:16 BST
Uncharted developer Naughty Dog is developing a PSP title, according to one LinkedIn profile.
Mon, Mar 15, 2010 | 06:41 GMT
Still looking to live that Jak and Daxter dream for PS3? Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells has said not to expect anything from the studio.
That said, “it would be a shame” if the game didn’t appear on PS3.
Fri, Mar 12, 2010 | 17:57 GMT
Sat, Jan 16, 2010 | 23:11 GMT
It has been announced that Mark Cerny will be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame.
Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | 08:15 BST
Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells has revealed to VG247 that by the end of the development process, 85 people worked on Uncharted 2: Among Thieves at the studio. That’s not including outside freelancers and contributions from other Sony groups.
“By the end of the project we had about 85 people working on it internally,” said Wells, speaking to us in an interview published last week.
“We also had several contractors helping us in the closing months and we did a lot of outsourcing. Sony also has some amazing support groups that were instrumental in us completing the music, sound, and animation.”
This is in stark contrast to the 500 people who are working on Assassin’s Creed II at Ubisoft Montreal: something Wells thinks would be “difficult” to do at Naughty Dog.
“I think it would be difficult for Naughty Dog to work on a game with a team that large. We aren’t very hierarchical and we expect everyone to be able to work with very little management. That philosophy would probably fall apart with a team that was too large.”
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is out now for the PS3. Go out and buy it now. It’s the shit, innit.
Find our full interview with Evan Wells here.
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 | 11:51 BST
Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells has told VG247 that Uncharted 2 wouldn’t have been the game it eventually became without PS3′s unique hardware features.
The exec added, though, that differences between PS3 and Xbox 360 games, in the main, are more the cause of developer talent that hardware factors.
“I think the differences that you see between any two games has much more to do with the developer than whether it’s on the Xbox or PS3,” said Wells, talking in an interview published today.
“Great programmers and great artists are going to make a great game. Naughty Dog will continue to push the PlayStation hardware as far as we can.
“We’re fortunate that we get to work on a system that has a hard drive and uses blu-ray for storage. Without these things, Uncharted 2 would have been a very different game. What we were able to do with the Cell processor allowed us to achieve a density of polygons and a fidelity to our effects that would simply not be possible without it.
“But ultimately, if we didn’t have a team of very talented programmers and artists, we wouldn’t have been able to take advantage of the hardware and achieve the results that we did.”
Uncharted 2, the highest-rated PS3 exclusive of all time, is available in the UK from today.
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 | 11:38 BST
Uncharted 2 ships in the UK today. The superlative bin is empty: it’s the highest rated PS3 exclusive of all time, and one of the best reviewed full stop.
We were lucky enough to get some time with Evan Wells, co-president of Naughty Dog, to talk about the game’s development, how PS3′s unique aspects allowed the team to make the title it did, how the company will now follow on into a third game and much more.
Hit the link.
Interview by Nathan Grayson.
Tue, Oct 13, 2009 | 08:17 BST
It’s passed the Witching Hour all over America, and both Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Brutal Legend are now on sale Stateside.
Naughty Dog boss Evan Wells is pumped enough to be twitpiccing shots of a midnight launch queue in Culver City, while Mr Schafer just dropped word that he’s on his way to his local Gamestop.
The games are two of the most highly anticipated this holiday season, and reviews show why – Uncharted 2 is still the highest-rated PS3 exclusive ever. Brutal Legend’s first scores hit yesterday, but that chances of this not being worth your money are a tad remote.
Buy both. Go nuts. But whatever you go, buy both.
Uncharted 2 releases in mainland Europe tomorrow and the UK this Friday. Brutal Legend is available now in the UK.