Beautiful Concept Art from Naughty Dog's Jak and Daxter 4 Canceled Game Surfaces

Before moving on to Uncharted and The Last of Us, Naughty Dog considered the idea of rebooting the Jak and Daxter franchise with a more realistic approach, in a PS3 title tentatively named Jak 4 or Jak and Daxter 4.

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nucky641149d ago

WTH happened to jak in that art?? he looks too serious and "military" for a J&D game.

Abriael1149d ago

That was the direction they were going in before canceling the game. It was a reboot with a more realistic feel.

Abash1149d ago

Naughty Dog should still give Jak & Daxter another try, it's long overdue to get a new game in the series and the PS4 feels like the perfect platform to do a new one for

G20WLY1149d ago (Edited 1149d ago )

Yeah, not sure about the main pic. I love J&D, such a varied mix of game mechanics and excellent characters/script!

More 'realistic' I can deal with, but that picture and the 'blue steel' expression on Jak's face is not floating my boat. Still, that's the beauty of concept art - it's just a concept and often not the final product.

While I'm sure a lot of the work they did could still be used if they picked the franchise up again, there are new people at ND now that will make new judgements and decisions.

Either way, PLEASE #BringBackJak!

nucky641149d ago

well, if that's the case, I'm glad they cancelled it - as a long time J&D fan - that art is not what I'd expect from one of those games.

bmf73641148d ago

The graphics and art style can't match the actual tone of the game. The post-dystopian world drastically altered from a colorful and rich setting, then moved to a Mad Max-type world with a lot happening in the plot. But Naughty Dog managed to make it great. They don't know how, but they did. That's why Jak 4 can't happen. They have no idea how to do it

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Sly-Lupin1149d ago

It almost makes me glad we never saw a Jak 4.

Almost. I'd take almost any "grimdark" nonsense if it meant we'd have had the more open platforming of Jak than the super-linear stuff we got in Uncharted.

donthate1149d ago

Me too.

This is not the fell and art direction of the Jak I know. Maybe that is why it got cancelled.

SilentNegotiator1149d ago

Well...the series was getting darker with every installment.

This was the unfortunate logical conclusion, if you ask me.

Sly-Lupin1148d ago

Yeah. It was pretty weird. The opening to Jak 2 feels like a parody.

showtimefolks1149d ago

I want a new jak game but please don't make it some serious mad dude. jak series is about friendship and fun.

nucky641149d ago

I couldn't agree more!

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-Foxtrot1149d ago (Edited 1149d ago )

Intriged how there's a beauful grass land art with a established town which is open and has no huge walls like a fotress

I thought the world had become darker and almost in ruin with the Metal Head war or something.

Since they looked at changing the cartoon like style of the game to something more realistic I don't see why they don't just start from the beginning and do a "re imaging" of the games. Something like Ratchet and Clank is doing.

So maybe after a re imaging of the first game the ending is differnt and they don't open the gate getting sucked into the future. Like it doesn't work

They could just travel to a new city (Haven't) on the other side of the world since could tell a similar story. A continent at war with the Metal Heads and is rich with tecnology.

It means we can stay longer in the past where the world is more green and colourful

Aloy-Boyfriend1149d ago (Edited 1149d ago )

What's with this realistic obsession? For Uncharted and TLoU I get it and I love those games, but A Jak looking realistic is just as bad as Mario looking realistic.

Please ND take notes from what your old competitor and friend Insomniac is doing with R&G. Game looks pixar quality. That's the graphic vision a future Jak and Daxter game, possible, should have

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Sir_Simba1149d ago (Edited 1149d ago )

what cancel a game and how do you kill it. always the cool stuff falls victim.

Letthewookiewin1149d ago

You all know this game is coming, when it does the internet breaks and society will collapse, I will be the happiest man alive

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