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.

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Abash1780d 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

cee7731780d ago (Edited 1780d 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.

Raccoon1780d ago

Hey let me get a little of whatever you have been smoking

KonsoruMasuta1780d ago

Woah, GTA V looks great and all but it looks nothing like Uncharted.

LightningMokey1780d 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.


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abzdine1780d ago

Jak and Daxter next gen anyone?

Skips1780d ago (Edited 1780d 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

LordDhampire1780d 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

pedrof931780d ago


The fuck have you been smoking ?

Actually it looks better and runs better than GTA IV.

Tontus1780d 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.

Skips1780d ago (Edited 1780d 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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LordDhampire1780d ago

Please let jak die, those games are terrible

shivvy241780d ago

look at the reviews then come back , one of the best games of last gen ( imo aswell )

LordDhampire1779d ago

at some point you need to take matters into your own hads and can't rely on reviews....Jak and Daxter ....childish garbage

-Foxtrot1780d 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.

shivvy241780d ago

thats what i was thinking , i think its a mistake doing a reboot

LordDhampire1779d ago

@ foxtrot, yeah they need to do the one were Jak Dies and stays dead

leahcim1780d ago

my friend your point is so correct.

KingKevo1780d 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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xKugo1780d 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.

iamnsuperman1780d ago (Edited 1780d 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

Furesis1780d 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

Benjammin251780d 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.

Thatguy-3101780d ago

Crazy how the last of us started because that one ant video.

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