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Naughty Dog: Uncharted for PS4 and The Last Of Us DLC Are The Only Projects in Development, Nothing for Vita

by on December 30, 2013 2:08 PM 27

Many always wonder if popular developers like Naughty Dog have something secret up their sleeve, but Community Strategist Eric Monacelli denied that possibility in a comment on the PlayStation Blog, stating that the developers is only working on Uncharted for the PS4 and the upcoming DLC for The Last of Us, titled Left Behind.

NaughtyDogIf you were hoping for a PS Vita game coming from Naughty Dog, you may want to hold that thought, because at the moment nothing of the sort is in the works at the moment.

 

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  • oGMo

    Boo. Vita would be a great place for a new Jak and Daxter. Would some kindly ghost of gaming past visit Naughty Dog?

    • DarthDiggler

      I don’t recall Naughty Dog ever doing a Portable PlayStation game (PSP or Vita).

      The Uncharted game for Vita was not developed by Naughty Dog, but you can hardly tell they found a great team to bring that franchise to VITA. Naughty Dog is not a huge studio they only have the resources to dedicated on 2 games and unfortunately VITA doesn’t have the marketshare to demand their time (I say this as a VITA owner).

      As long as ND can find great teams to partner with on VITA games I am more than happy they keep their focus on the home PlayStation consoles.

      • Bankai

        Naughty Dog isn’t stupid, so I’m sure they know full well that the mere announcement of a Vita game would increase sales. Even a cross-buy title would get the job done, but apparently Naughty Dog doesn’t do handhelds, which is why we’ve never seen them make a game for one.

      • oGMo

        Nor apparently were Daxter or Lost Frontier, but if Ready at Dawn or someone else good wants to work with ND I wouldn’t argue.

      • JonathanisPrimus

        “Naughty Dog is not a huge studio”

        They employ over 200 people. A team of less than 15 made Tearaway on Vita.

        Your comment about market share is pretty pointless given Naughty Dog are a first party studio. If they only cared about market share, why did they develop multiple exclusives for the last place PS3? Right, because they’re a first party studio whose job it is to sell hardware through software.

  • André Rocha

    They only see the half empty glass but in my opinion they should see otherwise too, the half full glass. They’re a very well known studio, and known for their awesome work so if they make a ps vita exclusive game they can hope to sell a lot of games and help selling Vitas in the process which will mean a larger install base for future projects.

    Developers always see the half empty glass when it comes to PS Vita, it’s a shame.

    • DarthDiggler

      See my comment above replying to oGMo. Naughty Dog would have to hire a VITA team to specialize on that device. With the quality of Uncharted Golden Abyss I would submit that their current means of delivering Naught Dog content to the PS Vita is a resounding success. Not only did Uncharted Golden Abyss fit in great with the franchise they added a few gameplay mechanisms that I hope return in future games for the PlayStation 4.

      Was their something wrong with Golden Abyss? It earned good scores overall. You don’t think ND would do the same thing for new Uncharted games or possibly a Last of Us game on the VITA?

      I would hate for Naught Dog to change their corporate culture too much too quickly and possibly spoil their great team over there.

  • Stealth

    No sony studio but 1 has something for vita.

    • Bankai

      2 of them just recently released games for the Vita, so it makes sense that they wouldn’t have anything.

      • Stealth

        the only one is the gravity rush studio.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      Have you recently chatted with them all?

      • Stealth

        if they havent announced anything by now for 2014, the odds are slim to none.

      • JonathanisPrimus

        It’s not exactly a display of confidence to have studios like SCE Bend, Cambridge, Liverpool, BigBig, and Zipper either shut down or focused away from handheld development after a Vita project. Especially when you consider the fact that outside of Gravity Rush (which let me, was never confirmed to be a Vita game – let alone a Vita exclusive) the platform has yet to see an internal game announcement throughout the entirety of 2013.

  • Robert Cram

    Focused on projects which will undoubtedly bring in the most coin for them and their partners. Nothing wrong with that at all really.

    • DarthDiggler

      People have to eat, focusing on VITA limits your audience.

      • Dadrixx

        Working on Vita limits your ambitions. I think that’s why they don’t want to make a Vita game.

        With each game they make, they always try to push their limit further. They can’t do that on the Vita. And also, the Vita sales aren’t good, so Sony (who are the ones who actually gives ND the wealth they need to make games) focuses on what’s the best for them. And considering the fact that Sony isn’t doing that well on a financial point of view, they’re focusing on what’s going to make the most money.

        Sad but true.

        But as you said, they can’t make a Vita game just for the sake of pleasing Vita fans. If one day they have a good idea for such a game, needless to say they’ll do it. But for now, it’s Uncharted 4 and Left Behind. Which is not really a bad thing either IMO.

    • Guest

      Working on Vita limits your ambitions. I think that’s why they don’t want to make a Vita game.
      With each game they make, they always try to push their limit further. They can’t do that on the Vita. And also, the Vita sales aren’t good, so Sony (who are the ones who actually gives ND the wealth they need to make games) focuses on what’s the best for them. And considering the fact that Sony isn’t doing that well on a financial point of view, they’re focusing on what’s going to make the most money.

      Sad but true.

      • MasterofMidnight

        Is it just technical limits they care about? I mean, their games on the PS1 and 2 weren’t exactly point break. Anyways, it’s a shame, as the Vita is an outstanding console, and the touch screens and sensor make for some good innovations if used correctly. It’s the only current gen console I’m going to own for a while.

  • PrinceHeir

    tbh i was expecting another game besides Uncharted 4(despite being excited about that game)

    come on Naughty Dog, give us Jak and Daxter 4 on PS4 after Uncharted 4 :P

    • Dadrixx

      Considering the fact that they already tried to bring back Jak & Daxter, and they failed, I doubt they’ll try right after that.

      They talked about it, it was work in progress, but they weren’t going anywhere with Jak 4, so they made something else.

      And that something else ended up being The Last Of Us, by the way

  • KIRBYdaDOG

    last of us on ps4, Id buy it again when I get my ps4 soon if it has the DLC as I dont have my ps3 anymore.

    • Cahone

      same here.

  • extermin8or2

    yeah because even if they had a secret unannounced title on vita or ps4 or whatever in production they would really tell you in the comments of the ps blog…. *sarcasm*

  • Guest

    Of course, they’re not doing anything for Vita. Vita’s DEAD!

    • Michael Mangao

      I’m pretty sure a guest like you is from another fanboy kingdom. go back heathen! pointing out the Vita is dead is the same as being ignorant to its vast library of games and remote play.

  • Hiya_tiger

    So if TLoU or Uncharted 2/3 come to PS4 it would have to be by someone else..

  • http://www.vgbetas.com/ Pace

    They wont make anything for the vita you can count on that. They are purely home console devs.

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