Naughty Dog Interested in Revitalizing Jak & Daxter

on July 6, 2011 5:00 PM

Since the debut of Naughty Dog’s runaway hit Uncharted we haven’t heard much from the smart-talking duo. In fact, the Jak and Daxter IP has not been used since 2009, when the High Impact Games-developed Jak and Daxter: The Lost Froniter hit the market for the PS2 with mixed results. Now, with Uncharted 3 on the horizon, Evan Wells, co-president of Naughty Dog revealed that while a game is currently not in development, fans can hope to see a a new Jak & Daxter game in the near future. Check after the break to see Wells’ response.

What I hear a lot recently [from fans] is to make another Jak & Daxter game. My answer always is we’d love to do it, there’s a lot of love for the franchise and it has a special place in our hearts for sure, but we’re sort of heads down, working on one game at a time now and are focusing on Uncharted, but we’d love to go back to it at some point.

There you have it, they have not been forgotten. I’d really like to see a new game soon, as I even liked Jak X for all its weirdness, and I hope the game arrives by 2012 if not 2013.


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