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Naughty Dog Comments on Jak & Daxter 4

One of Naughty Dog's most popular franchises, Jak & Daxter has been aching for a sequel since the PlayStation 2, and now Naughty Dog have officially commented on Jak 4. (Jak & Daxter 4, PS3, PS4)

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ApolloTheBoss  +   920d ago
Looks like we got another HL3 on our hands. :(
OrangePowerz  +   920d ago
Well HL3 is a different story, given that Episode 2 ended in a cliffhanger while I feel the story for Jak and Daxter is still valid and complete without another game in the series. I would still like to see Jak and Daxter 4 :)
GT67  +   920d ago
INSOMIAC cant come up with new ideals for R&C Dr.Nerferious in it three times,zoni's three times,Talwyn aopgee 3 times. chairman drax will be in the new game "INTO THE NEXUS" as the MAIN villain his second appearance in the series. same creatures you kill in each games are the same from original RATCHET AND CLANK but with NEW skins to look different but same original characters your shooting at and they still pumping them out so whats the REAL!! big deal NAUGHTY DOG.... laziness perhaps.............??????

there is NOTHING new in ratchet and clank games but little tweek here and there but same ol same ol game naughty dog just say you're not interested in making JAK 4
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shivvy24  +   920d ago
Man I would love if sucker punch makes a jak skin unlockable in infamous ss !
extermin8or  +   920d ago
GT67... you are an idiot. They said they don't want to make the game if the can't come up with a valid story for it. How is that laziness? If you'd played The Last of Us you would know that they CLEARLY have been FAR FROM LAZY! Personally I like ratchet and Clank but I'd rather new games with great storys and better mechanics than them just rehash a previous entry to make a new one for the sake of it. Something I don't think insomniac do with Ratchet and Clank-although your comment makes it sound like they do....
GribbleGrunger  +   920d ago
What would you guys have asked them?

I would have asked: 'Theoretically, could the AI be improved if you decided to make a port?'

... answers on a postcard folks
darthv72  +   919d ago
A new jak and daxter would be nice but i would actually like to see ND resurrect one of their earlier hits (pun intended).

we know how good they are with uncharted and last of us and of course J&D but does anyone remember a fighter they made called Way of the Warrior?

It might not have been too well received (being it was on the 3do) but they had chops for making a fighting game for the time.

IF MS is resurrecting KI then ND should resurrect Way of the Warrior.
PSVita  +   920d ago
How did they "try and fail" exactly?
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lashes2ashes  +   920d ago
Before making the last of us they brain stormed ideas for a ps3 jak and dexter. They decided to hold off on it because they could not come up with something they thought was good enough.
GribbleGrunger  +   920d ago
The word 'fail' is in perfect context there, don't fret :)
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PSVita  +   920d ago
@gribblegrunger- your over thinking my comment lol

I was literally asking how they tried and failed. Like what happened and why they gave up.

Thank you though
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hellzsupernova  +   919d ago
There is a video floating around where they say it just didn't feel like a jak and daxter game, so they scraped the project. Perhaps put it on the back burner. I wouldn't be surprised to see a new jak it probably won't come from naughty dog though. As long as naughty dog give an assist, it'll be a good game.
BlackPrince 42  +   919d ago
Game development is a collaborative process. They probably tried and failed to get a consensus necessary for the company to make Jak 4.
DryPancake  +   919d ago
vote this shit up SSMU
They stated this before but i bet its still coming.
RememberThe357  +   920d ago
I don't know. I really think these guys realized that creatively, they've moved on. I want a new Jak game but I'd much prefer these teams to pursue new projects. Especially with the Last of Us, I'd love to see that group do a new IP with every game.
ZodTheRipper  +   919d ago
This. Another Jak would be awesome but I don't want Naughty Dogs talent wasted on this. There is not enough room for improvement and innovation with a new Jak%Daxter game, so I hope that Naughty Dog keeps trying out new things while other, smaller studios could work on franchises like Jak&Daxter.

At the moment, I even feel the same for God Of War despite being a HUGE fan of the series. I want Santa Monica to show what they are truly capable off, not just make a new GoW with better graphics.
Canary  +   920d ago
I doubt it.

Naughty Dog seems to have completely forgotten how to craft open-levels or interesting platforming.

The last thing I want to see is a Jak 4 with linear, impossible-to-fail platforming segment, a proliferation of QTEs, and *shudder* cover-based shooting.
extermin8or  +   920d ago
Um Tlou levels are pretty open-bearing in mind technical limitations... I mean female hunters aren't in the single player because of RAM limitations apparently, limited number of different enemy models they could use. There is no cover system in tlous so I don't see your point, and the emphasis certainly isn't on shooting.
isa_scout  +   919d ago
You didn't even play TLOU, I can tell by your ignorant comment. The levels are very open in TLOU with different ways to go through them. It isn't a cover based game either. You can crouch and move to cover sorta like COD, but there isn't cover like Gears or Uncharted. Lastly, there is only one quick time event in the entire game(when Joel is pulled from the truck). Tapping a button to lift a garage door doesn't count. I've played through it 4 times already and can say for certain that everything you said is absolutely ludicrous. Oh and by the way it's not a platformer it's a survival game, there is no "impossible-to-fail platforming" in the entire game.
Canary  +   919d ago
LMFAO at the silly TLOU fanboys.

Did I mention The Last of Us?


Didn't even reference it.

Getting a little too defensive over a fairly mediocre game, are we? Yikes.
gaffyh  +   920d ago
Naughty Dog has out-grown this series, I doubt we'll see another one. New IP is what I want from ND.
Master-H  +   920d ago
Maybe the guys that did the new Sly Cooper game can take a crack at it ?
-Alpha  +   920d ago
I'd like that, plus as a VITA exclusive. Seems more fitting for a Jak sequel, and it'd move some VITAs
SonyStyled  +   920d ago
i read a while back sanzaru may have closed its doors. the articles a few months old
gaffyh  +   920d ago
They did a great job with Sly, so I'm sure they could do well with Jak.
soniqstylz  +   920d ago
@SonyStyled: Sanzaru is still around, according to a July 6th Facebook post

"Sorry to be in stealth mode for so long, we have been very busy carving out the studio's future and look forward to a flurry of announcements in the coming months. But until then here's a great piece of banana fan art!!"
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extermin8or  +   920d ago
Hopefully they are working on something else for sony-would love to see them do a port of the new rathet and clank for vita-f anyone can do it judging on how well sly 4 performs ont he console-they can.
MizTv  +   920d ago
I agree
Canary  +   920d ago
Outgrown the series?

I'd take any of their Jak games over ANYTHING they've done since.

I mean, hell, Amy Hennig still hasn't even equalled the work she did back for Crystal Dynamics.
GribbleGrunger  +   920d ago
Hearts will be broken ...
majiebeast  +   920d ago
I think we can see Sanzaru games give it a whirl they are hiring for another Playstation title and Sly 4 was good for their first real game(not counting 1 wii shovelware title).

Naughty Dog has grown out of it and i dont mind it that much they gave us 4 games 3 of them main series 1 spin off. They dont want to destroy J&D like Insomniac has butchered R&C with their last 2 games. Into the nexus better be on par with Acit. Only hope i have for into the nexus is because Brian Allgeier is onboard.
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OrangePowerz  +   920d ago
Sounds like a good idea Sly 4 isn`t a bad game.

Given what games Naughty Dog is currently making with Uncharted and TLoU it`s hard to imagine them making a cute platformer now :)

I`m not sure what team Insomniac put on the last R&C games but I doubt it was the team that made the 3 good R&C Future games on PS3.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   920d ago
1. No it was a B team while the main one worked on Fuse (not reassuring a man knows)

2. Did you play Jak 2 and 3? They were not cutesy a man would say they had a lot of humor and didn't look realistic but there was swearing, death, and good storytelling. A more serious Jak but keeping a fantasy art direction would be welcome.

3. Sanzaru would be awesome for Jak 4 as Sly 4 is man's favorite in the series.

4. A man doesn't get how you "outgrow" a series. Gameplay is what matters why does everything have to be realistic now? A man is more excited for Puppeteer than anything right now cause he's tired of games trying to be reality. He likes there being a lot of games based on our world or the future or alternative history but a man also wants fantasy worlds like LBP, R&C, J&D, Sly, Crash, Spyro, Puppeteer, Journey, and so many others have done. A man loves these series and the new worlds they created. A man wants some creativity instead of having everything based off our world.
_QQ_  +   919d ago
....Everyone wants realistic,guns,gore,blood,and "deep"stories in games now for some false sense of intelligence or maturity. I want ND to make another fantasy world with fantasy characters,fantasy enemies, and fiction based gameplay. They need to make jak 4.If i want great stories i read a good book or watch a good movie with stories that are 10X better than TLOU.So make us great gameplay Naughty Dog.
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Salooh  +   920d ago
I guess this confirm no jack and daxter news for at least 2 years..
GentlemenRUs  +   920d ago
Ah well, Least they said they might try again in the future :)
SquareEnixFan  +   920d ago
My hope for a new Jak game is crushed again. The only hope left is maybe they will pass the series on to someone else.
SonyStyled  +   920d ago
i feel ur pain. weve felt it for so long
Williamson  +   920d ago
The best option is too put the Jak franchise in the hands of another capable developer.
SonyStyled  +   920d ago
to my fellow Jak and Daxter fans, a video for you
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The heck....
ZHZ90  +   920d ago
Oh well, we'll see & wait.
EDIT: Hope maybe Sucker Punch to handle it.
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NateCole  +   920d ago
I want a ND jak 4 more so than another Uncharted for the time being.
CrossingEden  +   920d ago
Pretty sure the series had a nice conclusion
Karpetburnz  +   920d ago
I'm very interested to find out what the second team at Naughty Dog have been working on all this time, I'm hoping for a next gen Uncharted.
kaozgamer  +   920d ago
i just read the rest of the reddit ama thingy. the dlc will be about the story of Ish. I knew it
AceBlazer13  +   920d ago
I would rather the series end the way it did than be ran into the ground same for uncharted maybe that ip has 1 last gAme to throw at us but anything more will be overkill.
Novistador  +   920d ago
This is very disappointing. Although I can't complain, Naughty Dog has given us great games one after another.
xyxzor  +   920d ago
I love this franchise, but I think it rightfully deserves it's place atop the best PS2 platformers. Leave its legacy alone :). Not everything needs a sequel.
DJ  +   920d ago
Jak 3 had a great conclusion. I'd be ok with waiting a few more years for a new trilogy.
TheGrimReaper0011  +   920d ago
Jak 4 would be nice
But id rather have a crash bandicoot 4
(although thats even less probable -_-)
Agent_hitman  +   920d ago
I think ND's busy working on another IP or Uncharted 4.. For PS4
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extermin8or  +   920d ago
I reckon they'll make uncharted 4-conclude the series for the time being at least, maybe leave it open to revisiting in the future but not for a few years, that team will go on to work on a new IPand take 3 years, and within the next 2 years we'll get a TLOU sequel announced and released within 2.5 years.
Chrisgamerguy  +   920d ago
Why didnt anyone ask them about crash bandicoot we definatly need a new one of those!
extermin8or  +   920d ago
Activision own the Ip.... they've said before it's almost certainly never gonna happen.
Cam977  +   920d ago
I initially read this as "Naughty Dog Confirms Jak & Daxter 4".
Wemble  +   920d ago
'If you'd played The Last of Us you would know that they CLEARLY have been FAR FROM LAZY!'

Right, making another generic zombie shooter stuck in with another generic zombie apocalypse story isn't lazy at all.

Graphic whores need to pull their heads out of their asses and actually take in what they're playing. You're the real idiot here, extermin8or.

Anyway, I'd like to see a new Jak and Daxter game but I don't really need it. I took the franchise as being done years ago.
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Ilovetheps4  +   919d ago
Did you play the game? The story wasn't generic. It has one of the best stories of this generation in my opinion. And the gameplay was really fun. I mean half of the time, the enemies aren't even the infected. It's the military or other humans that want to kill you. Try playing the game before you bash it.
FlunkinMonkey  +   919d ago
wow.. joined N4G 7 hours ago.. I don't care if i lose bubble.. Shut your f****** mouth you chilidish sack of turd.

You have never played the game and never will.. What an idiot.
jakmckratos  +   920d ago
old news
sarshelyam  +   920d ago
Naught Dog is a far more progressive company than most. They've built each game and series with the idea that they are building them for the same fanbase that grew up with them alongside series like Crash. They explained that they're finding it difficult to form a design for Jak that would not only appease fans of the series, but also fall in line with their progressive momentum on game has to be the perfect entry point, offering something new/fresh, while still retaining its familiarity for the fans.

I commend them for not simply regurgitating another Jak without a solid foundation. Someone above mentioned how most of the R&C games are simply a white-wash template. They re-use and re-skin many of the enemies and characters throughout the series, and it works...those games are great, but I think it only works because it's universe has so much depth and Insomniac (and its fans) are comfortable with that design template. It's good for them, not necessarily so for Naughty Dog and the Jak series.
Viper7  +   919d ago
Naughty Dog... Forget Jak and daxter series, instead focus on making a completely new platformer game that will revolutionize the genre like Crash Bandicoot did on Psx and Jak did on Ps2.

It's probably what most of the fans are asking really..
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CuddlyREDRUM  +   919d ago
I don't think that is trying. Sounds like they just don't want to make it, I would rather them do a Jak game than Uncharted zombies.
BlackPrince 42  +   919d ago
I'm cool with this.

In fact, I'm cool with no more Uncharted games. The Last of Us proved you can have financial success with new IPs. So let's get some new IPs from the hottest developer on the planet.
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