President of Naughty Dog Talks Naughty Dog’s Future Post-Uncharted
Evan Wells, the president of Naughty Dog, sat down with Game Informer a short while ago to discuss Naughy Dog’s future now that the main Uncharted series has ended and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is currently in production. He also went into detail on Naughty Dog’s inner workings.
According to Wells, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy isn’t going to be anything big, or herald the start of anything like it. The expansion is being made mainly because of Chloe’s popularity, and so there likely won’t be other Uncharted DLC adventures focusing on other characters.
It simply gives Naughty Dog a chance to explore a story that they’ve wanted to tell.
Wells does recognize that, as with games like Crash Bandicoot and the Jak and Daxter games, people who want to see some more nostalgia, but he does feel like the studio needs to move on to make other games.
Naughty Dog’s future hasn’t worked out in other ways, however. Originally, the plan was (with both Uncharted 4 and The Last Of Us 2 under development) for the studio to gain two teams that could each work on a game.
However, with the amount of work the studio has been doing it’s not a possibility. Instead they only have around 1 1/4 teams.
However, Wells has said that it’s somewhat worked out for the studio: now the smaller team is the “pre-production team” while the bigger team is the actual production team.
With Uncharted finally wrapped up and The Last Of Us 2 being worked on, we probably won’t know much about what Naughty Dog’s future is going to be in terms of game making.
While whatever they make will most likely be amazing, considering their previous track record, we likely won’t know anything about it until it’s almost ready to be announced at one E3 or another.