Naughty Dog announced a few hours ago that Uncharted 4 will be directed by The Last of Us co-directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley. After former Uncharted 4 director Justin Richmond left the company, many of us were wondering about the game’s direction. The choice seems to be wise and, mainly, coherent.
In addition, during an interview on GameInformer, the co-president of the studio, Evan Wells, said that Naughty Dog is in pre-production of an unannounced AAA title. Wells reported that the project is in very early pre-production stages and that it’s “on the scale of Uncharted.”
We definitely have another project on the scale of Uncharted in very early pre-production stages. We have the sizable team that it takes to get something like that off of the ground, but it’s got a long runway in front of it. We have a lot of great ideas and some stuff that is already getting everybody jazzed and excited. So, it’s a long way off before we can really start talking about it in detail. But no, [Bruce and Neil working on Uncharted] is not going to impact our ability to keep that stirring that pot.
We’ve got the Uncharted project, which we’ve talked about, we’ve got DLC for The Last of Us, and we’ve got the remastered version [of The Last of Us]. We’ve got other projects in the works that are in the very early stages. We have at least four different pretty significant things going on right now.
Furthermore, Naughty Dog game designer Ricky Cambier, who worked on The Last of Us for more than three years shows on his Twitter status that he is working on an unannounced project.
What do you think? Is Naughty Dog working indeed on The Last of Us 2 or are they creating a totally new game?