Naughty Dog on Jak 4: ‘We Can’t Ever Say It’s Never Going To Happen’, Not ‘In The Cards’ At The Moment
Fans will have to wait.
It’s been nine year since Jak 3 was released and fans of the series were looking forward to the follow up at the PlayStation 4 launch event today. Unfortunately for some fans (or fortunately), Naughty Dog announced the next entry in the Uncharted series instead of Jak 4. This made some fans sad and others disappointed.
However, Arne Meyer, Community Strategist at Naughty Dog clarified that they never said its not going to happen but at the moment its not simply on the cards.
“We can’t ever say it’s *never* going to happen, because who knows what the future has in store for us. When I started at Naughty Dog just before Uncharted 2, nobody at the studio would have ever expected us to not only create two teams, but make a Mature rated title. All I’m saying is that we tried, but right now, a next Jak isn’t in the cards. Frankly, it’s really great to hear how much you have enjoyed the Jak series and how much thought you put into them. You all really are some of the best fans we could hope for!,” she said in the comment on the PlayStation Blog.
She further clarified to fans that they wanted to create a new Jak game but it never worked out.
“Awww, sorry to hear that. We’re big fans of Jak as well and we tried to make a new game on the PS3 – but that team ultimately made The Last of Us. Can’t say we didn’t try… you should try our other games perhaps. We think there’s still a lot of that Naughty Dog magic in those too.”
“I’m glad you still like us. We did look into doing a Jak 4 with Bruce and Neil and the team who went on to make The Last of Us. There’s a couple of articles here and there talking about why we decided to not do another Jak, along with some concept art. We tried!”
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