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Naughty Dog's New Game Has a Fantasy Setting, As per Leak

It sounds really interesting!

April 15, 2022

It’s been a while since we haven’t heard anything special from the studio, but Naughty Dog’s new game will apparently feature a fantasy setting, something that we haven’t seen from them for years.

When it comes to a fantasy setting, the only things we can remember from Naughty Dog are Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter franchises, both not touched by the studios for years.

It’s safe to say that from the seventh generation of consoles, Naughty Dog was strictly involved in introducing and expanding the Uncharted and The Last of Us intellectual properties, both proven to be valuable gems for Sony over time.

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However, with the studio’s growth recently, it seems Sony is determined to invest in another new IP at Naughty Dog, which apparently will feature a fantasy setting.

Neil Druckmann Is Not Involved in Naughty Dog’s New Game

According to some unofficial data from OopsLeaks on Twitter, this new IP will seemingly have a fantasy setting, and it’s being developed without the involvement of Neil Druckmann, the game director best known for his work on The Last of Us series.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get any more information from this insider, and to be honest, there are a wide variety of fantasy sub-genres in the world, which makes it really hard to guess what this IP could be about.

Other than the new IP, the leaker also suggested that the multiplayer section of The Last of Us could be released earlier in 2023. Apparently, the online version will be a Tarkov-style MMO experience. The leaker also referenced The Day Before as a game that the multiplayer expansion of TLOU will be similar to.

Keep in mind that all the information above is unconfirmed data and you should take them with a grain of salt unless Sony confirms them.

Let’s hope we can finally see something new regarding the future projects of Naughty Dog this year.

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