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Naughty Dog’s First Comments on The Last of Us

Unless you’ve been far, far away from the internet this weekend, you should already know that the VGAs afforded us our very first look at Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. If you haven’t, watch the trailer now! Then come back. (PS3, The Last Of Us)

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majiebeast  +   1523d ago
Still cant believe they managed to keep it a secret for 2+ years.

Dunno but a good thing is that they got the lead designer of the kz2 multiplayer back. Who knows they might do a rpg or something.
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M4I0N3  +   1523d ago
yeah they really took me by surprise when I saw "Naughty Dog" crop up in the trailer.

Now, i'd love to see what guerilla games are working on :)
inveni0  +   1523d ago
It blows my mind. Obviously, they're divided up into two teams, and they're still Naughty Dog, but seeing that trailer just makes it seem less like two little teams with different styles and more like one big masterful family of geniuses.

I love geniuses. Especially when they bring the funk.
darthv72  +   1522d ago
everyone's main focus for them was UC3. Yet while they were working on that they were also doing this game. Not that hard to keep it a secret.

They knew the attention would be on their other masterpiece. Once that was out and people praised them for the game it was the perfect opportunity to keep the spotlight on them with this game reveal.

Sony has pumped loads of $$$$ into this dev and it shows.
sikbeta  +   1522d ago
I'm with you guys, I never thought ND would be the Developers of this Game, my mind totally blowed when I saw ND logo, was like WOW! really? *jaw drops* :D
NewMonday  +   1522d ago
i wish they would grow even a 3rd studio

and if Sony get all their exclusives to this level they can hold off the PS4 till 2014.

this game reminded me of Winds of Amnesia, one of the best post-apocalyptic stories made.
krisq  +   1522d ago
GG is
working on KZ4 for PS4 and something else for PS3.
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Razmossis  +   1522d ago
It would need to have better gameplay than Uncharted
JBaby343  +   1522d ago
^^Hopefully gameplay, graphics, presentation, etc will be up to Uncharted's level. Then we are all in for a real treat.

Judging by the trailer, this game is looking phenomenal.
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inveni0  +   1522d ago
If it's even half as good as the first Uncharted, it will be ten times as good as any other zombie
gunnerforlife  +   1523d ago
I am hoping it will be this generations very own Resi4, here's hoping its resis4 spiritual successor! Cuz RE5 failed big time for me.
BABY-JEDI  +   1522d ago
I totally agree. Where was the horror in RE5? Play SH2 & you would understand my point.
STONEY4  +   1523d ago
I know, not really even a single leak. I think no one was suspicious of them making anything because they were working on and basically just released Uncharted 3.

Oh, and it's amazing how this has much better graphics than Uncharted 3. This is more like the leap that should have been seen between 2 and 3.
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Army_of_Darkness  +   1522d ago
The graphics are good but I don't think that they are that much better than uncharted 3's graphics.. Just a little bit Better because I'm playing it now and I find the graphics pretty damn impressive!
andibandit  +   1522d ago
I have this feeling it's gonna be uncharted with zombies.
JBaby343  +   1522d ago
^^Uncharted was with zombies :P
Oldman100  +   1523d ago
In terms of gameplay i'm hoping for something like The Last Stand: Union City, but of course in 3d :p.

Here's a link for those who haven't played it:
AKA  +   1523d ago
so the new studio has this guy from KILLZONE 2?
and i bet it has more guys from KILLZONE 2 team plus part of U2 team = the best ps3 game lol...

UNCHARTED 2 & KILLZONE 2 are one of the most polished games ever... so far!

and who say they don't have any kind of MP in this? or CO OP? i mean why the f this gu from KZ2 is in this project?

some kind of side mission's co op will be nice, with other characters, juts for the fun of it..
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Panthers  +   1522d ago
I believe they said no multiplayer at ll. All the focus will be on the story. This guy from KZ2 is probably there because he knows how to develop a game. Be it single or multiplayer.

Although side missions for coop would be fun. I do hope to see that.
Ducky  +   1523d ago
... isn't that the guy who went on to design Brink's maps?
kcuthbertson  +   1522d ago
Brinks Maps were good...the rest of it just sucked lol.
ATi_Elite  +   1522d ago
Nuaghty Dog............
Yeh......... ND cranking out the hits.

Can I get a PC version of something? If not I'll just keep using my neighbors PS3.

Looking forward to more info on the Last of Us......It's gonna be epic!
Blackdeath_663  +   1522d ago
the real question is why you havent got a ps3 yet? never mind what platform this game is coming at
Darkfocus  +   1522d ago
meh if I had a neighbor that let me borrow it I wouldn't own one either...pretty much only turn it on when a new exclusive comes out which takes around 10hrs average to beat (dark souls and demons souls being the only exception I've come across that actually appealed to me) and I'm done with it...why bother when you've already got more games then you've got time to play on one platform...I've got 269 steam games in the 3 years I've been using it... It's certainly better than the xbox though...can't even remember the last time I turned that on....
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ATi_Elite  +   1522d ago
wow i got a ton of disagrees....."Rabid Fanboys"!

Disagree all you want but Naughty Dog are a AAA developer and the Last of us looks AAA+. Looks like they are going for REAL survival horror.

I'm a PC Gamer so i rarely have time for anything other than PC games but i do go next door to check out all the 360/ps3 stuff. Usually takes a case or two of beer to run through a game then i stumble back home to my PC.

and NO I'm not gonna buy a PS3 cause that money is going towards a triple 40" screen set-up for my PC in time for Command & Conquer Generals 2 2013!!

so if your a Rabid Fanboy hit DISAGREE again so i can laugh at you cause no matter what platform is your choice ND makes good games!
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MsclMexican  +   1522d ago
"A number of Sony-owned developers, including Guerrilla Games, Sucker Punch Productions, Media Molecule, contribute "tech and ideas", along with ex-developer of the Halo series, Bungie"

OMG..... This could be the greatest PS3 exclusive of all time.... sorry Uncharted
showtimefolks  +   1522d ago
hopefully we will see something in gameinformer or at E3.

ND having 2 teams and doing a new IP
GG are working on a new IP
QD are working on a new IP
SM studio are helping with 4 games maybe new GOW?

a lot of new IP's by sony when many devs are saying its too late to introduce a new IP now for this gens consoles.

I Hope on ps4 we see JAK 4 by the other team.

also i know i have nothing to worry about but just because its 2 teams hopefully won't mean a dip in quality. ND are known for quality and i hope they keep up the great work.

now to the main thing and my wish list:

only one thing i hope this game has a mixture of RPG/action adventure/puzzle solving and survival horror if it makes any sense.

other than that can't wait to find out more
Soldierone  +   1522d ago
Don't forget Insomniac is also working on something. They just announced their third party title, but their Resistance AND Ratchet teams should also be working on something, plus they said they would work with Sony San Diego if they wanted to do Resistance 4 with them.

Also as for new IP's and it being too late

-Bungie's third party title has been in the works for some time now.
-EA's Respawn Entertainment is working on something.
-MS noted a bigger emphasis on exclusives coming soon.

And I'm sure there are plenty we are both missing. I'm not saying a new generation isn't coming (it obviously is) but I'm curious where all these IP's will end up.
showtimefolks  +   1522d ago

its very interesting what you brought up insomniac have 3 or more teams yet they are wokring on one game for EA what are the other 2 teams up to?

If these reports over the last 6 months are true than for the time period we have seen the last of insomniac on ps3 till they see if they can succeed being 3rd party

best of luck to them, i hope they continue doing somethings with sony but i also am looking forward to some fresh devs doing ratchet or resistance games

and yes you are right there are a lot of unknowns, with xbox720 rumors suggesting sooner rather than later we will have to wait and see. E3 2012 just got very interesting
GamerGuy153  +   1522d ago
I personally am very curious as to what Media Molecule are working on. A crazy new IP as well so they said!!!
Apocalypse Shadow  +   1523d ago
720p trailer if you have a psn euro account.looks great.
erathaol  +   1523d ago
I actually do, going to get on that now.
tarbis  +   1522d ago
Thanks for the info =D
Wizziokid  +   1523d ago
I can't wait to play this game
Prcko  +   1523d ago
This is instant day 1 buy!!!
Bathyj  +   1523d ago
Hell, I might even steal it early if I get the chance.
tarbis  +   1522d ago
leave at least one for me. lol
wages of sin  +   1522d ago

I know right.
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TBONEJF  +   1523d ago
NAUGHTY DOG. you guys are great! Even I couldn't know that this was a secret game you've been working on for 2 yrs.
h311rais3r  +   1523d ago
Again people assuming it will be god cuz its naughty dog. Don't get excited until we see gameplay please.......
Pintheshadows  +   1523d ago
From Crash Bandicoot through to Uncharted 3 ND have not made a bad game.

What they have done is gradually make their games more adult orientated which I love. It's clever progression.
Darkfocus  +   1522d ago
"From Crash Bandicoot through to Uncharted 3 ND have not made a bad game. "
Jak X: Combat Racing

though the vast majority of their titles have been so good that that can be ignored as the exception that proves the rule
Parapraxis  +   1522d ago
Dude, even Jak X: Combat Racing got decent reviews.
Silly gameAr  +   1523d ago
Because it's Naughty Dog is the reason people have such high hopes. What's the problem with that?
CGI-Quality  +   1523d ago
When Naughty Dog releasing anything less than "good", then people will be more reserved. In the mean time, to me, the excitement is completely understandable, especially given the trailer.
Bathyj  +   1523d ago
tarbis  +   1522d ago
I'm sure if this was another COD, you'd be jumping all over it.
SheenuTheLegend  +   1522d ago
u r the biggest idiot of all time
Edito  +   1522d ago
Do your self a favor live the hype ain't that bad and read more about that Studio and u'll know why we are getting excited it's ND man since the birth of the Playstation they are delivering great games give me one REAL reason for not being hype and excited about the Last of US... Plz...
TBONEJF  +   1519d ago
You mean Good not god and don't be such a hater
thehitman  +   1523d ago
From what I seen it looks like the concept was taken from that will smith movie I am Legend, but since its Naughty Dog I am sure they will take the idea and make it into a fun thrilling game.
gunnerforlife  +   1523d ago
fun ey something that cant be said about that movie hated it.
NewMonday  +   1522d ago
"I am Legend" is a decades old story. and the idea of "last survivors" has been done many times its practically a genre. it keeps being retold because its a constant worry for man. its compelling to peek at that dreaded unknown.
SpinalRemains138  +   1522d ago
Have you only been around for less than a decade?

Since when does Will Smith have the theme of Earthly Apocalypse on lockdown??

Must be 35 movies touching the subject.
beavis4play  +   1522d ago
don't waste your breath - i've already mentioned this several times in different articles. this game trailer does NOT make me think of "i am legend" at all.

(and we don't even have to go back futrther than this year!)the trailer is VERY similar to the type of setup that was in "stakeland"........i don't think most people on this site watch very many movies.
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theDECAY  +   1522d ago
You all should read I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. It puts the movie to shame. Though the characters and the story are different, the atmosphere of I Am Legend is some what present in this trailer.
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Foliage  +   1522d ago
I found it funny how much of a main character the dog became in the movie, in large contrast to his 2 pages in the book... :P
NewMonday  +   1522d ago
i think the ones who keep mentioning "i am legend" are the young ones who are yet to know about the various books, movies, TV, Anime, Manga, comics about the end of civilization. and the Will Smith movie is their closest reference.
JBaby343  +   1522d ago
People think it looks like I Am Legend because of the overall feel, mutated humans, and the foliage growing up over everything with the cityscape coming from underneath. I see the resemblance.

Of course Will smith is not the only person to make a post-apocalyptic movie and of course there are plenty of other books, movies, etc depicting similar events so everyone PMSing over someone mentioning I Am Legend need to take their meds and calm down.
theDECAY  +   1520d ago
@ newmonday

I Am Legend was written in 1954. So how is it us "young ones" are wrong for mentioning it?
BABY-JEDI  +   1522d ago
Charlatan Heston did the original, the Omega Man... This was better IMO
LoL which counts for ?
RedHotChiliPepaSpray  +   1523d ago
Gimmee gameplay!!!!!!
SonyStyled  +   1523d ago
You heard it from me first, its going to be a Move title
JBaby343  +   1522d ago
That's a scary thought. I sure hope you are wrong. I just got chills reading that.
Parapraxis  +   1522d ago
Good chance it'll be optional (which i'm down with)
Move-only, hell no, not a chance.
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VsAssassin  +   1522d ago
The Last of Us graphics and UC3 graphics can never be compared since UC graphics lean towards comical color palette while TLoU's graphics are aiming for semi-realism. This means we can never compare them.
theonlylolking  +   1522d ago
That is just art style.
Virus201  +   1522d ago
What are you talking about? UC3 and TLoU look almost identical. However no one can complain about that because Uc3's graphics might be one the best if not THE best on consoles this generation period.
rob6021  +   1522d ago
When I watched the making of Uncharted 3 after I beat it, I knew there was something 'off' about Naughty Dog being built their own Mo-Cap studio for just one studio, Yea they were successful, but it's quite an investment for just one place. Didn't really put it together in my head until after the announcement. Now it makes sense as to why they would need it. That and the first screenshot had foliage very much like ND would do, I instantly passed it off as them and Santa Monica sharing tech and the U3 Easter Egg the same thing, never thought it would be them. Thought it was 90% certain to be the God of War team.
Micro_Sony  +   1522d ago
I love ND but I think they should at least have the chance to own 1 IP for them selfs. Sony is great and ND are happy with them but what if 7 years down the line you want to do your own thing and dont own one well established IP that can be worrysome.
Jappy-k7  +   1522d ago
can't wait to hear them say "we maxed out the ps3 we are awesome!" for the millionth time...bunch of arrogant liars
DigitalAnalog  +   1522d ago
Where did they say that?
Last time I checked, maxing out the cell and maxing out the "PS3" are two different things.

Besides, have you ever heard of the term "optimization"? Look it up.
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MsclMexican  +   1522d ago
Ah... I see you got acquainted with the resident ND troll here at N4G...

DigitalAnalog meet Jappy

Trust me.. this guy loves talking smack about ND... why else does he only have one bubble?
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NewMonday  +   1522d ago
"maxed" meant actively using it fully, not optimally, they and GG said their is more room with code optimization. remember with U1 the Cell was practically off, the game was mostly on the GPU.
DirtyLary  +   1522d ago
Has rental written all over it.
Pintheshadows  +   1522d ago
And you have troll written all over you.
SpinalRemains138  +   1522d ago
Agreed. Going to be a simply amazing game, but alas it's probably like 8 hour adventure game. Perfect for Gamefly and go back. :)

I cannot justify spending 60 dollars on an 8 hour game. It's a bit much. Just me, don't shoot.
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A-Glorious-Dawn  +   1522d ago
For all we know it could be a very different type of game to uncharted. The fact it has no mp gives me hope that this will be a solid game of good length.

I doubt it will be open world though as I remember ND saying "we don't do open world games" but who knows...
theDECAY  +   1522d ago
I see what you are saying, but honestly no one on this site has any idea about this game. Whether it be length, or gameplay, no one knows. So anyone who says day one purchase or rental at this point in time is planning pretty prematurely. Personally, I have played all three Uncharted game, but not bought them. 60 bones is quite a lot these days.
Mr-Dude  +   1522d ago
well, i'm in! I wonder though if it is a 2012 release...
despair  +   1522d ago
probably is if its been in production since UC2 launched, that'll be around 3 years production if its a fall release.
beavis4play  +   1522d ago
they've said it'll be out in '12

of course - there is always the possibility of delays.
ME1989  +   1522d ago
No, they said "It's done when it's done". They haven't announced any timeframe yet. They said they're aiming for late 2012, maybe even early 2013.
vikingland1  +   1522d ago
That girl had a resembelance to the girl in Enslaved something about her eyes. I hope it comes out early in 12.
BIGBOSS08  +   1522d ago
looks like sony are gonna yet again overload on exclusives for 2012. speaking of exclusives, i wonder what happened to AGENT?
ME1989  +   1522d ago
Damn when I saw "Naughty Dog" come up, I was literally:
danthebios  +   1522d ago
xbox fanboys must be saying damn,i wish i had a ps3 by now lol.
BABY-JEDI  +   1522d ago
I would love to see MP for this with a high difficulty level & small specialist team gameplay. Here's hope-ing
kydrice  +   1522d ago
Well if they ever decide to do a movie adaptation, I know who they'll cast. Hugh Jackman and Ellen page.
Bebedora  +   1522d ago
So, here we are. What to think about it...ND. Yeap. Good company, obviously. A new franchise from a different team(?!!). I don't think it is separate teams. Rather a mix of the best working on this title. Uncharted is very much a done deal after U2. The main forces got to go somewhere else. That is: 'Just the two of us' (The last of us).

I love the take on this game, being ND and what they have made in the past, coming from Dax and Jaxter...or...whatever. Going from Jak and Daxter to Uncharted was a big step. This one _feels_ like another step away from what they usually have done. Not a new game genre, but...I think they play a different 'game' again.

Hopefully it will be a FPS (God I hate those), since it seems to be a horror flick. Their storytelling is way better than lets say Bioware. The difference between Bioware and ND is that Bioware excells in story, ND in telling it. Both, in its own field of expertise would be golden nirvana. :)

Summasummarum: This vid gave me nothing from what has allready been told via websites. But I am intrigued. I am not a person that hopes on ND delivering a good game, I am expecting it.
byrnezy  +   1522d ago

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