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The Last Of Us Was Originally A Jak & Daxter Reboot

Neil Druckmann has confirmed at his IGDA keynote that The Last of Us team – which were separate from the people making Uncharted – were originally working on a new Jak & Daxter title, rather than a brand new IP. (Jak & Daxter 4, PS3, The Last Of Us)

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Abash  +   741d ago
The PS3's tech just wasn't sufficient enough for a new Jak and Daxter game. Jak II and Jak 3 were very open in design, something that is very hard to imagine with the visual quality Naughty Dogs' games hit on PS3. I feel the perfect time for a new Jak game is on the PS4, since there are no bottlenecks and the tech allows games to be way more open than last gen
cee773  +   741d ago
Tell that to rockstar gta V looks like an open world uncharted game graphics wise, in fact it even surpasses it in the lighting department.
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Raccoon  +   741d ago
Hey let me get a little of whatever you have been smoking
KonsoruMasuta  +   741d ago
Woah, GTA V looks great and all but it looks nothing like Uncharted.
LightningMokey  +   741d ago
GTA: V does look really good, but it doesn't top UC: 2 or 3 in the looks or physics department. Still Jak and Daxter would probably take more power than the GTA games because of the type of shading and such that go into cartoony type of games.
PLASTICA-MAN  +   741d ago
AW my heart !

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abzdine  +   741d ago
Jak and Daxter next gen anyone?
Skips  +   741d ago
Are you serious? -_-

GTAV definitely does not surpass the visuals of Uncharted.

Not to downplay any of Rockstar's achievements but we're talking a $25 million budget vs. a $265 million budget gap. lol
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LordDhampire  +   741d ago
Lol, you clearly have no clue what you are talking about, gta 5 looks slightly better than 4 and runs worst, still looks trash
pedrof93  +   741d ago

The fuck have you been smoking ?

Actually it looks better and runs better than GTA IV.
Tontus  +   740d ago
I'm not a deluded fan so I actually agree with you. GTA V looks better than UC1/2, they both show their age. It's not as clean as UC3 but it does have better lighting and attention to detail so it = UC3.

Imagine Rockstar North made a linear TPS like UC, it would wipe the floor with it visually, probably in everyway tbh.
Skips  +   740d ago

"GTA V looks better than UC1/2"

Congrats to Rockstar, a 2013 game with a $265 million budget beat out 2007 and 2009 games with $20 million budgets? -__-

"Imagine Rockstar North made a linear TPS like UC, it would wipe the floor with it visually,"

lol. Not with Naughty Dog's budget they wouldn't.

It'd probably end up looking about as good as Max Payne 3 (from Rockstar Vancouver) and that game on consoles definitely does not match up to Uncharted 3, or even 2.

"probably in everyway tbh."

-_- Ok, now you're just being a Rockstar fanboy Mr. "I'm not a deluded fan"... lol

From a gameplay perspective??? Considering GTA V plays about the same as Max Payne 3. It'd come down to who likes Max Payne gameplay vs. Uncharted gameplay. So it's arguable...

From a story perspective??? ...No...

ND > Rockstar in terms of story and story presentation.
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LordDhampire  +   741d ago
Please let jak die, those games are terrible
shivvy24  +   740d ago
look at the reviews then come back , one of the best games of last gen ( imo aswell )
LordDhampire  +   739d ago
at some point you need to take matters into your own hads and can't rely on reviews....Jak and Daxter ....childish garbage
-Foxtrot  +   741d ago
Yeah i think people are expecting Jak 4 to be a huge open world game better then Jak 3 with loads of stuff to do in between.

Anyway my main concern


Why the hell would they want to reboot this, just do Jak 4. Theres plenty of stories that could be told.
shivvy24  +   740d ago
thats what i was thinking , i think its a mistake doing a reboot
LordDhampire  +   739d ago
@ foxtrot, yeah they need to do the one were Jak Dies and stays dead
leahcim  +   741d ago
my friend your point is so correct.
KingKevo  +   740d ago
@op: ND did already say why the game did not work at this time and their reason isn't really yours, they were talking about story and characters more when they talked about why it did fail and not so much about the tech, it was just that they didn't get a a believable plot and characters and world together that was up to the ND standards atm.
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Bluepowerzz  +   741d ago
lmao this made me lol so much
xKugo  +   741d ago
Does that mean the Last of Us team will begin working on Jak & Daxter game on PS4 once their done with Last of Us DLC???

If so, that would be awesome.
iamnsuperman  +   741d ago
Maybe but I doubt it. It seems they couldn't get it right and they knew that and so went with something new because they couldn't service the fans/ live up to the inevitable hype
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Furesis  +   740d ago
i don't think so i mean usually they tend to hide their future projects but that's not the case here but maybe some other studio will take jak and daxter just like how sanzaru made sly 4 and that's a good thing
Benjammin25  +   740d ago
To be honest, I think they hit gold with TLOU. I love the Jak and Daxter games and all, but give me a game like TLOU over those games anyday. I think next gen, the Jak and Daxter franchise should be handed over to one of Sony's other teams, like Ready At Dawn, who made the brilliant Daxter. That will allow Naughty Dog to focus on delivering more amazing experiences like Uncharted 2 and The Last Of Us.
dboyc310  +   741d ago
Crazy how the last of us started because that one ant video.
Xsilver  +   741d ago
Mind Blown
CaptainPunch  +   741d ago
Jak 4 on the PS4, make it happen!
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Vandamme21  +   741d ago
I really wasn't a fan of jack and daxter..i'm glad they didn't give us a reboot...I'm glad they created the last of us instead..that's just my opinion.
Irishguy95  +   741d ago
Jak and Daxter(first one) was ND's best game imo. Didn't like 2 and barely played 3. Didn't like 2 because the open world sucked, the driving sucked, the shooting sucked, everything feels like it was done jsut for the sake of doing it, instead of doing it well etc etc. Jak and Dax 1 is a truly timeless game imo. I wish ND stuck to platformers/adventure instead of going for shooters, although i'd say i'm alone on that since so many people call Uncharted 2 the best game ever made(which is just confounding to me)
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bjmartynhak  +   741d ago
Same here.

I skipped the PS2 (PS1 to PS3) and recently got the HD collection, but couldn't even finish the first one. Glad they did The Last of Us.
Gamesgbkiller  +   741d ago
OMG .. I feel the pain.

PLZ ND ... Do it ... can't take it anymore.
chrissx  +   741d ago
Jak 4 on Ps4 would be a dream come true
Austin48  +   741d ago
Either way the last of us and jak are both excellent games
BABY-JEDI  +   741d ago
Look forward to a new Jak & Daxter game on PS4 with fur physics. However, I'm really pleased that they made TLOU. Played through twice now on hard. Survivor will be next.
; )
LordDhampire  +   741d ago
Well that escalated quickly
Pancit_Canton  +   741d ago
It seems like Neil is hinting The Last Of sequel. Ellie's journey and story as the next main character in the sequel. Excellent presentation none the less.

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