Why The World Needs Jak and Daxter 4 (But Is Getting The Last of Us)

WC writes: At the beginning of the year, Naughty Dog, creators of Crash Bandicoot, The Uncharted Series and The Jak and Daxter Series revealed that before they were in the business of making next year’s “The Last of Us”, they were seriously planning a new Jak and Daxter. Having been waiting for a current generation Jak 4 for longer than I’ve been waiting for a Half Life 2 Episode 3 (or Half Life 3 as it better be called now), the news that there might just possibly be a new game got me very, VERY excited. Like Christmas morning when I was 14 (subsequently, the year I got Jak 3 for Christmas).

The child in me died when I realised that we will probably never see this game anytime soon (if even at all), and worse than that, the reasons for this were unbelievably stupid, and arguably what’s wrong with modern gaming, modern films, and pretty much modern everything.

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FinaLXiii2277d ago (Edited 2277d ago )

If there will be a Jak 4 there must be a Crash Bandicoot 4 imo

made my ND of course.

Nimblest-Assassin2277d ago

No... they might happen but ND won't make them

1) ND and Sony doesn't own Crash... activision does
2) In a Last of Us interview... they said they were working on Jak 4, however they didn't feel like it would satisfy them or the fans, especially since they wanted to incorporate what they learned from Uncharted

WeskerChildReborned2277d ago

That's good if they are working on another Jak and Daxter 4. Can't wait to see how it will look on current gen or next gen.

LarVanian2277d ago

Do you happen to know which interview they stated that in?

Nimblest-Assassin2277d ago (Edited 2277d ago )


It was in their interviews for gameinformer for the last of us

Here is the link


Sorry to crush your hopes, but they "were" working on one... but then they gave up since they had no idea how to approach it, and that they felt it would not satisfy the fans or themselves

prototypeknuckles2277d ago

naughty dog likes to try new things which is cool and all but i want them to make more platformers, thts the naughty dog that everyone loves.

NukaCola2277d ago

ND's game trilogies are growing up. They did the wacky and silly Crash, then a more serious and wacky Jak which got darker as it went on, then Uncharted and it's more action adventure focus and realism. Now they are working on Last of Us, a dark and very realistic approach to interactive and nonlinear style linear gameplay and story. I think we may see another Jak or Crash, or even Uncharted, but this is the next line of ND masterpieces.

-Alpha2277d ago

It's more of a change in the industry in general.

I think the best place for a Jak/Crash game is the VITA at the moment. Consoles are too focused on grand engines, advertisements, and big budgets to maximize sales, but I can see modest success for a good Jak game on VITA

dalibor2277d ago

And that is why this generation of gaming is limited compared to before one could assume. There were so many different games with all sorts of different genres that were explored compared to now. I still remember getting 100% in the first crash bandicoot game though, that was pretty hard I thought even to this day it's still a good challenge getting all those boxes while avoiding boulders and enemies is no joke.

SoapShoes2277d ago

I'd love one too but at least we still have Ratchet & Sly.

Smokeeye1232277d ago

I actually think Jak 4 would do really well sales wise. Ratchet and Clank got milked and kind of worn out, but Jak 4 would be something fresh.

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