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What's Naughty Dog been doing this whole console generation?

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It comes down to:

-Games taking longer to develop (3+ years instead of 2)

-A late launch for PS3 (The Last of Us came out the same year the PS4 did.)

PS3 (2006):

-Uncharted 1 (2007)

-Uncharted 2 (2009)

-Uncharted 3 (2011)

-The Last of Us (2013)  // 7 years

PS4 (2013):

-The Last of Us Remastered (2014)

-Uncharted 4 (2016) 

-Uncharted Lost Legacy (2017)

-The Last of Us 2 (2020?) // 7 years

Because of the two factors above, ND released their first original PS4 game 3 years after the console launched.  By that time, they had already launched 2 games on PS3.



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Remember that Uncharted 4 had some development issues which ended up with Amy Hennig leaving the studio and Bruce Straley also left, they were two very prominent members of the studio. I wouldn't be shocked if Neil Druckman made a power-play to get complete control



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i think it will release on the ps4... and have a rerelease like the original did on the ps5.... hope it comes soon!



I won't surprised if Sony IPs go down the road of game development periods like those for Rockstar games (GTA, RDR) where we have a game per gen in exchange for a game with even crazier details and content.



Nintendo is selling their IPs to Microsoft and this is true because:

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goopy20 said:

On the ps3 they launched Uncharted 1-3 and TLOU. But now this console generation is almost over and we only had UC4... Of course I know TLOU 2 is on its way but considering the total silence surrounding that game it makes me wonder if it isn't going to be a ps5 launch title. So fellow gamers, I say we riot at dawn!

1) TloU launched just before the PS4 released.

2) TloU PS4 port was more difficult than they thought.

3) UC4 from Hennig was having problems, so the TloU2 leads had to move onto UC4.

4) While not their work they may have had a little input into the UC collection

5) UC Lost legacy was released.

Essentially if 2) and 3) didn't happen they would have got TloU2 out sooner and maybe another title. I think a LL esque expansion will be made for TLoU2 with the PS5 getting an all-in-1 release.



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melbye said:
Remember that Uncharted 4 had some development issues which ended up with Amy Hennig leaving the studio and Bruce Straley also left, they were two very prominent members of the studio. I wouldn't be shocked if Neil Druckman made a power-play to get complete control

Why Straley left: https://kotaku.com/why-the-last-of-uss-game-director-left-naughty-dog-1822193763



                                                                                                                                            

I can see where you are coming from, even i had this skepticism, what happened this gen to all the big studios, Considering PS4 is far easier to develop than PS3.. but i think it comes down to games jumping from 720p to 1080p.

The only one studio which dropped off big time is Media Molecule apart from a tearaway they have been working on dreams since 2012.



JRPGfan said:
1) Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (bluepoint, but naughtydog probably kept overview of it)
2) Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
3) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
4) Last of Us - Part II

I'm still happy with what Naughty Dog is doing and releasing.   I cannot say the same about Polyphony Digital...what the fook are they doing ? What about GT7 ?



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dx11332sega said:
I DON'T THINK LAST OF US 2 BEING LAUNCH TITLE WOULD BE BAD IF ITS CROSS GEN ps4/ps5 LIKE BREATH OF WILD WII U/SWITCH Xbox one/ Xbox scarlett halo infinite?

I personally feel NOT launching TLoUp2 for the ps5 launch is a huge mistake on Sony’s part. MS is bringing their biggest gun to the NextBox release holiday 2020, so if Sony doesn’t follow suit, I feel they’re making a huge mistake. 

Even releasing TLoUp2 early 2020 and having it ready for the ps5 launch is a mistake imo, as even 6mo will cause TLoUp2 to lose much of its luster. 



Kessler said:
Naughty Dog released TLOU in June 2013, developed an expansion with Left Behind in february 2014, canceled the Uncharted 4 version of Amy Hening in 2014, she leaves with the codirector and Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann took over... a lot of crunch, a lot of pressure releasing Uncharted 4 in May 2016 with around 2 years of development. Bruce Straley leaves Naughty Dog, first sabbath then leaves officially.
Expansion is in development with Lost Legacy, releasing in August of 2017.

When we look at the problematic break up of the two project rhythm in 2014 and we still got a 3 year turn per game that looks still impressive.

Games just need more time and Naughty Dog is not the only developer, from Rocksteady to 343i, CD Projekt Red to Sucker Punch. As long as the games will be good in the end I do not care that it takes longer, especially with Open Worlds binding us longer (not Naughty Dog related for now).

Exactly this, except you missed TLoU remastered, which ND did in-house and took them I think 1 year? And it sold 12mil copies on PS4 alone, which is more than 2-3 games (or more) combined for most studios.