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Naughty Dog Co-President Shoots Down Space Game Rumor

Naughty Dog Co-President, Christophe Balestra, shoots down the "space game" rumor in a recent tweet. (Christophe Balestra, Industry, Naughty Dog, PS3, PS4)

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-Foxtrot  +   830d ago
I hope we see a space game in the future but for now I'd rather have Uncharted 4. Maybe the Last of Us team can work on the space game...although I'd rather see them work on Jak 4 then after that the Uncharted team will work on next gens new IP.

I just want some Uncharted goodness for now. I kind of miss Nathan, Elena and Sully
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   830d ago
I still want a new IP though. I wouldn't mind a Jak 4 as well, but I want to either see a new IP or Jak 4 before we get Uncharted 4.

Edit: @ below

Yeah I know that they have two teams. I would just like to see one of the two before we get Uncharted 4 is all. Jak 4 in particular because I want to see how ND would do an open world type game with a console that they call a "killer machine."
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-Foxtrot  +   830d ago
Why though, it's the start of next gen, it would be better to get Uncharted 4 now so ND can get used to the PS4 and see what it can do with an old franchise then when it comes to making next gens new IP they can use what they've learnt from Uncharted 4 and make it even more spectacular.

Plus we have two teams now so even if they do Jak 4 and Uncharted 4 we'll still get a new IP. They spilt ND into two teams for a reason
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PoSTedUP  +   830d ago
1-3 + golden abyss and i still want an uncharted4. im sure they will master any genre or game they touch, but, uncharted is the ****. also glad to hear its not in space, it most deff woulda been cool, but im a big fan of their current track record with planet earth.

i can see them doing a somewhat futuristic Uncharted for the ps4, not ridiculously excessive but with some upcomming new technology involved or something (or for a new IP). thats my best guess.
Conzul  +   830d ago
I too want Uncharted 4, but I want them to really tie it up with that one and put it on ice.

We've seen what they do with new, mature IPs, and unless they bring Uncharted into M territory, let's move on.....
hellzsupernova  +   830d ago
You seriously want the same company who made uncharted and the last of us, to go back to jak? Please naughty dog are far above that now, hand jak off to someone like sanzaru who have a passion for it, naughty dog are way above jak now sorry.
crxss  +   830d ago
Pretty sure it's still happening. I mean Indiana Jones did it so...
itBourne  +   830d ago
They will not work on Jak, for sure. Its been said multiple times. They thought about a new Jak before TLoU, but they essentially said they are far better then Jak, in a nice way lol. The game would have to change substantially for them to be interested and to bring the game up to date, thats something they did not want and fans dont want, so they chose to make a new ip.

Which I support 100%, another dev can do Jak. Otherwise they get burnt out, have no passion, more people leave, then just start shipping meh games. *cough* Insomniac *cough*
itBourne  +   830d ago
I do want another Uncharted tho, just not quite yet, the last one was meh story cuz they shoe horned in Elena and Chloe, Emily Rose is pregnant and has her TV series, let things settle down and bring one in another 2 or 3 years. TLoU needs to be done and over with, epic game on of best ever, let it retire on top, those two characters story was told. Give Jak to another dev I think sale it for 10 or 20 cheaper and I will totally buy it.

Let ND work their magic and keep giving us new and fresh experiences. They deserve to be able to do whatever the hell they want after their track record.
Dark11  +   830d ago
I'm sure we will see Uncharted 4,but i have a strong feeling that sony bend will make it.
-Foxtrot  +   830d ago
Nah...NaughtyDog or nothing

It just wouldn't have that charm, not saying Golden Abyss as crap but it just didn't have that spark the main games did
hellzsupernova  +   830d ago
I had the same feeling until sully showed up then it became uncharted
danny818  +   829d ago
U are on q my friend. They did the same for little big planet psvita. There was a rumor that bend was working in a title for the ps4. Action/adventure. I think its safe to say they got ahold of the uncharted ip
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NateCole  +   830d ago
I still believe the story will be space related.

In Uncharted 4 Nathan will search for artifacts related to Ancient Aliens theory.
OrangePowerz  +   830d ago
Please not, we have seen how great that works in the abomination that was Indy 4.
NateCole  +   830d ago
@orangePowerz. Just because Spielberg failed does not mean ND will fail.

In any case they were not aliens in Indy 4. They were multi-dimensional beings hehe.
MysticStrummer  +   830d ago
@Orange - The main reason that movie was terrible was that it just wasn't even remotely believable that Old Indy would survive all the way through it. He was moving so slow, the nazis would have shot him long before he ever got to the stupid refrigerator...

…and the writing was horrible, Karen Allen looked like she was just happy to be in a movie, I hate what's his name that played their son… the list goes on but the alien angle was pretty far down on the list of problems.
rainslacker  +   830d ago
I think the plays on our own world's history is good enough to not bring in something as contrived as ancient aliens. They go more the supernatural route with their Uncharted stories, I'd rather it stay that way. Not that I doubt they couldn't make it fun or an entertaining story, but why change up what works?

I wouldn't mind seeing a new IP from them. As much as I love all their games, I really want to see what they can bring next.
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MysticStrummer  +   830d ago
I enjoyed all the Uncharteds very much but I'd rather have a new IP. I hope they make a new Jak for the sake of fans of the series, but that news wouldn't excite me at all to be perfectly honest.
princejb134  +   830d ago
I thought it was a new ip. When. Aughts dog teases a game you have no idea what to expect. I remember the last of us teaser where they just showed ant walking around
Sweep14  +   830d ago
Yep, With Neil Druckman latest tweet, TLOU team working on a space game is a possibility
x5exotic  +   830d ago
Good decision; as generic as Uncharted was, a space shooter would be pushing it too far. We already have Gaylo, Mass Erect, and that other game that stole God of war's acronym.
come_bom  +   830d ago
Enough with Uncharted... at least not any time soon. I prefer a new IP from Naughty Dog.
Mikelarry  +   830d ago
awww what and here i was hoping for uncharted "DRAKE IN SPACE" fighting up space pirates in glorious 1080p, ah well it was good while it lasted.
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Enemy  +   830d ago
Christophe is probably lying.
roadkillers  +   830d ago
"Visiting SpaceX... and no we're not making a game that takes place in space! We just got invited because we're cool!"

Sounds like a troll comment to me. It might not be a game, but somethings up. Would love a space game from Naughty Dog.
DigitalRaptor  +   830d ago
Hmmm, yeah I dunno.

Arne Meyer (ND community strategist) was on Neogaf replying to people about the rumours. Geoff Keighley posted a gif of an alien on Neogaf, hinting at something, or just trolling.

Either way, it's likely that we'll see a new Naughty Dog announcement on the 14th. I hope it's alien/abduction related as that would be ripe with potential.
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brave27heart  +   830d ago
I think he's lying too. ND are cool, but why would they get an invite to SpaceX just because of that? Theres something in the space rumours, id put money on it.

Uncharted 4 first - Sony are going to want a big name IP announced for the PS4 sooner rather than later, and UC4 will convince many PS3 owners to upgrade to PS4 - then the team that worked on TLoU will bring out a new IP.

Im still hoping for Savage Starlight.

Edit: It'll never ever happen outside of my dreams, but if ND made a game set in the Firefly universe....
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mushroomwig  +   830d ago
To be honest it wouldn't make any sense for them to visit a company like SpaceX to get help for a game based on a comic that's set in the future.
ZBlacktt  +   830d ago
Thank god..... now we can go back to dreaming about Uncharted 4 on the PS4.
thekhurg  +   830d ago
Considering what they did with the Last of Us - a new IP for their first PS4 title would have been perfectly fine.
ZBlacktt  +   830d ago
Yes, but also considering their top game is Uncharted and on the new Next gen console would be even better. More so since Sony owns both.
Agent2009  +   830d ago
His explanation sounds fishy.
Red_Devilz  +   830d ago
Phew....thats a good news. Thank you.
AnteCash  +   830d ago
Well if they gonna make a space game i hope one of their teams reboot Colony wars, such a shame we got no sequel since PS1.
Crossbones  +   830d ago
Yes!!! Now Bring On Uncharted 4!!!

I would like a new ip from Naughty Dog but I really wanted one more Uncharted because we already got The Last Of Us and if they were to make a New Ip I think they would have put Uncharted on hold like they did with Jak & Daxter.
Daves  +   830d ago
Aww :/
sdozzo  +   830d ago
Elena... I would
jhoward585  +   830d ago
Making a space game is have to explain everything...the stars, the planets, uncharted territory, etc.

Perhaps this is the main reason why Destiny story is mainly based on earth...we live on earth so therefore not much explaining is needed b/c we already know it.

I want a new IP.
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Treezy504  +   830d ago
I think Naughty Dog could handle it if they attempted to do so, I mean come on, they are masters of "uncharted" territory.
jhoward585  +   830d ago
Agreed, ND are masters of uncharted" territory.

I know they can handle just about anything you throw at them.

They make some of the best video game franchise in the world.

But when making a new IP budget is always a factor.

If they make a space game the budget goes up, if they make a game on land the budget for making that new IP goes down.
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rainslacker  +   830d ago
What if it were an open world space game with a main story, then all that other stuff is explained through side missions and stuff? Sci-fi is more about the story than the tech.
jhoward585  +   830d ago

well, if it were an open world space game with similarities that resemble our world(earth) than the budget for making that game would probably be the same....If they add things we all can recognize like trees, a sun, weather, etc.

Ex: The movie avatar was filmed on land that were very similar to our world, but they added lots elements to their story no one never seen or heard how everything in nature stores time and record past experiences.

That my friend drive the cost of the budget b/c it requires time and money to explain that to the audiences.

Had avatar was filmed on space the cost of the budget will go way up b/c everything would have to be explained in great details for people to understand.

As for explaining things through side missions and stuff..might be risky b/c you have to hook your audience at the beginning of your story with in a few minutes..if not... you will probably lose thier attention.
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Riderz1337  +   830d ago

I want to see how an Uncharted game will look like on the PS4.
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gusgusjr  +   830d ago
Naughty Dog is the one company I wish would release a game every year. Uncharted 2014, Last of Us 2015, New IP 2016, Jak & Daxter 2017 and so on. However with the quality at which they make games I know this is impossible, one can dream though.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   830d ago
I honestly don't want to see Uncharted on PS4 first - FIRST. I'd rather them make a new IP. All I see is people wanting sequels. That's dandy and all, and if course I'll buy then, but I'm in the mood for some new things. Just my opinion.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   830d ago
Exactly how I feel. I just don't want to see it first. ND has put out Uncharted for the majority of this gen. For their first next gen game to be another Uncharted would be great don't get me wrong, but I'd rather see them do something new first or bring back the long over due Jak 4 first.
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princejb134  +   830d ago
If you look at naughty dogs track card
They usually cycle every generation with 2 different new games
ABeastNamedTariq  +   830d ago
Hopefully they continue that.

(Oh, and, *them. I hate my misspellings.)
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r21  +   830d ago
Right...a game not set in space...but surely having some elements of sci fi, right ND? ;D
Kalebninja  +   830d ago
you guys know theyre only game isnt uncharted right? jak and daxter 4 was in development before they moved into the last of us so its definitely coming next
Joshuatree  +   830d ago
Jak and Daxter is Def not coming next. Neil Duckerman said on Reddit they tried to remake it and failed miserably, so they went in a different direction.
Kalebninja  +   830d ago
thats because they tried to make it realistic and unfortunately if thats how naughty dog wants to be now we'll never see J&D again
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ElementX  +   830d ago
I think Uncharted needs a break. There have been 3 PS3 releases, 2 Vita releases, plus web comics and stuff.
Phantom_Puss  +   830d ago
Mhhh? about Uncharted Crash: The Last of Jak 4
IG-88  +   830d ago
I don't think the world could handle that much awesomeness! ;)
Phantom_Puss  +   829d ago
*world tries to handle that much awesomeness*.....

News Report: 3/4 of the world's population have
succumb to NDICD (Naughty Dog
Intensive Collaboration Disorder).
According to Sony's Medical
Division, the majority of citizens from
across world currently experience
sensations that, as stated by their
researchers, "Draws them into euphoric
bliss, and covers their fingers with
blisters due to strenuous button mashing".
Sony's department attempts to find a cure,
yet people infected by NDICD refuse to

Naughty Dog: Jak IV, Last Of Us: Overture,
Crash Bandicoot Sunrider,
Uncharted 4: Deadman's Howl
announced for PS4, Early-Late 2014

(⌐■_■)>( •_•)
mother of god.
IG-88  +   828d ago
@ Phantom_Puss

I think NDICD was the real cause of the infection in The Last of Us.

What ever ND touches turns into gold so what ever they do on the PS4 will be great be it a new IP or the next game in one of there existing IPs. I mean Crash Bandicoot 2 The Wrath of Cortex is the greatest game of all time!
Joshuatree  +   830d ago
Their next game based on a background art piece I saw in a video from I think an IGN or Gameinformer video a couple months ago looked like it was actually older like 1600's or 1800's guy in a long coat with kinda longer hair like mullet long with a goatee. To me it seemed like a prequel almost to the Uncharted Series.
ibrake4naps  +   830d ago
well that sux major butt! >:(
Game0N  +   830d ago
People enough with all this jak 4 shit. Jeez, I know you idiots are nostalgic but fuck that. Grow up. ND has. Give me uncharted 4 and I will be in bliss.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   830d ago
Who pissed in your cereal? What's up w/ the name calling, lol? Let them be excited. Those were fun games.
Game0N  +   830d ago
Yea youre right lol sorryyyy
Austin48  +   830d ago
Here is how I hope naughty dog does it this generation first new 1p then uncharted 4 then after that TLOU2 then to rap it all up for this generation a reboot of jak this is my opinion
princejb134  +   830d ago
I would rather have all new ips. Don't get me wrong I love jam, uncharted and, tlou but this is a new generation so I want new games
Plagasx  +   830d ago
But I still bet that their next game is Sci Fi :)
SpideySpeakz  +   830d ago
Oh great, I guess that means ANOTHER Uncharted, or maybe even ANOTHER Jak. Seriously, is the gaming industry fresh out of ideas?
STEWIE_PLAY_PS4  +   830d ago
Come come PS4!!!!.
Mozef  +   830d ago
Uncharted 4 will be amazing, but anything from ND I'd say I love it.
plaZeHD  +   830d ago
Didn't they say Ellie wasn't a playable character at all in The Last Of Us, but after the game finally released they apologized, and told journalists that they lied because they want to keep things secret?
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DeletedAcc  +   830d ago
Dont believe him at all
'... because we are cool.'
tigertron  +   830d ago
I still believe we'll see Savage Starlight.
Heavenly King  +   830d ago
PsylentKiller  +   829d ago
Yeah, I think he's lying. Hoping for a 180 here, lol. His tweet sounds sarcastic.
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