A double, if not triple, whammy of information from the glossy pages of Issue 067 of Official Playstation Magazine – the one with Ellen Paige on the cover. No, wait, hang on – that’s actually Ellie, from Naughty Dog’s upcoming The Last Of Us - and the OPM team have a naughty lie to uncover.
Their 6-page spread on the anticipated Playstation 3 game starts with something of a confession;
The talented folks at Naughty Dog may have made your game of 2011, but even they aren’t perfect. It turns out last time we spoke to one of their number (Lead Designer Richard Lemarchand) he lied to us. He told us that the success of the award-winning studio was down to the fact that it is a one-team operation, which concentrates at making a single game at a time. It was a glaring untruth.
In the studio’s darkened offices in Santa Monica, two teams are now at work – one what what will almost certainly be Uncharted 4 and the other, led by Uncharted 2 veterans Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann, building The Last of Us.
So, what does this all mean? The long-held believe that Naughty Dog trekked the retro route of ‘one game at a time’ has been obviously shattered; but this has more implications than that. The first is how amazing it is that Uncharted 3was the head-turning, critic-enchanting title that stole the 2011 show, despite being made by only 50% of the Naughty Dog team. That’s a real effort. The second is that The Last Of Us will be made by the other half, of Uncharted 2fame. How will this effect the design of the The Last Of Us - will it be more ‘Uncharted 2‘ in its themes, tone and story than any other Uncharted, or are they all one big gelatinous blob of bright colours and witty banter anyway?
However, a more exciting, if less surprising, consequence is that Uncharted 4is probably seeping from Naughty Dog’s talented fingers right this very second. Drake fans, don’t worry – with this set up, you shouldn’t have to wait too long for a new outing.
thats like insult to us, players... we were expecting Uncharted 3 desperately and they gave us half-baked, broken and empty game... i dont care about last of us, i dont like zombie, mutant, infection based games anymore, I wanted to fully enjoy Uncharted 3, wanted to play for hours but after I beat it, I put on the shelf... ND made me disappointed first time and there wont be a second...
Let's see... ND has, let's imagine, 50 employees. They make Uncharted 2.
That same crew makes Uncharted 3. A crew of 50, with two games under their belts, and a MP experience, too.
Now, ND decides to make another game, while also making Uncharted 4. They ADD people to the studio so that there are now 100 people, in two teams of 50, making games.
|[ 39 ]||Every time a mine downs someone an Angel gets its wings.|