Naughty Dog is the creator of some of PlayStation’s most highly acclaimed and best-selling video games, including the classic Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter series, as well as the modern franchises Uncharted and The Last of Us. The Last of Us Part II is being developed by the studio, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment based in Santa Monica, CA.
Naughty Dog also houses the Sony World Wide Studios ICE Team, a central technology group responsible for developing core graphics technologies for Sony’s worldwide first-party published games, such as low-level game engine components, graphics processing pipelines, supporting tools, and graphics profiling and debugging tools. We’re continuously on the lookout for top-notch talent to join our development team. Career opportunities can be found at.
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This lasted until Naughty Dog unveiled a new PlayStation 3 intellectual property, The Last of Us, which was developed by a separate team at the company and released to critical acclaim in 2013. Naughty Dog released The Last of Us Part II on PlayStation 4 in 2020 to similar praise, though the story polarised critics and audiences.
Naughty Dog Estimated Revenue
Naughty Dog’s annual income is currently expected to be 151 million dollars. The expected revenue per employee at Naughty Dog is $252,500.
Naughty Dog’s upcoming game
Fans are starting to speculate about the next Naughty Dog game now that the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection has been released — it’s exciting to speculate about the possibilities as the team behind the Uncharted and The Last of Us games moves on to a new project.
It appears that this Sony-owned game production studio is now working on at least three new games. Naughty Dog Co-President Neil Druckmann hinted at this by sharing a link to the company’s careers page on Twitter, where the studio is presently searching for several exciting-sounding professions.
Druckmann teased that the business is working on three projects right now, one of which he referred to with the shushing emoji, one of which he referred to with the zipped-mouth emoji, and one of which he referred to with the mouth-covered emoji. That makes it sound like these new Naughty Dog employees will be working on three top-secret projects.
So, what are the three Naughty Dog titles in development? Which of those three will be the next Naughty Dog title? Those are some of the most pressing questions right now, and Druckmann has yet to respond through official channels. However, numerous rumors are circulating right now.
In Druckmann’s job-sharing article, there’s also a mention of single-player games, implying that Naughty Dog is working on a solitary experience in addition to its multiplayer effort. What game may that be?
Another widespread rumor is that Naughty Dog is working on a remake of The Last of Us, an ambitious retelling of the famed zombie-infested franchise’s first game. When compared to the more recent TLoU 2, the original TLoU shows its age, therefore it would make sense for Naughty Dog to revisit the 2013 game and bring it up to modern standards.
A bright new version of The Last of Us would also be a great tie-in for the upcoming The Last of Us TV program. Perhaps Sony could package it with TLoU 2 and the aforementioned TLoU multiplayer project, which has been in development for years? We’re guessing that would be a big seller.
If you believe those two rumors are true, there is still one mystery game in the works at Naughty Dog. The Last of Us 3 or Uncharted 5 are two popular ideas, but neither has been confirmed to be in the works. Even though both franchises left off with fairly definite ends, we’d guess Naughty Dog would ‘never say never to return them, and a new installment in either series still feels like it would be at least a few years away.
Not to mention the Crash Bandicoot franchise and the Jak & Daxter games, Naughty Dog has worked on a slew of other games over the years. We’d argue that a return to platformers is extremely unlikely given Naughty Dog’s reputation for cinematic, story-driven games, but weirder things have happened. Returning to Crash Bandicoot feels like a long chance for Naughty Dog, given that the Crash Bandicoot franchise has been held by Xbox since Microsoft purchased Activision Blizzard, whereas Naughty Dog is owned by Sony.
Of course, Naughty Dog may be working on a completely new concept rather than rehashing one of its prior triumphs. And, given some of their previous successes, we’re excited to see what Druckmann and his team can come up with in terms of a new IP.
What will the next Naughty Dog game be, based on all of these rumors and predictions? Naughty Dog’s next game is most likely to be The Last of Us 2 multiplayer, although we wouldn’t mind being surprised! In any case, as we discover more about the upcoming Naughty Dog game, we’ll make sure to keep you updated.
We haven’t talked about UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection, the special remastered collection of single-player adventures from UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End and UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy, in a while. If you’re as excited as we are, you’ll want to know more, so we wanted to give you some insight into what’s in store!
In today’s PlayStation Blog post, we packed a Drake-sized one-two punch of information with details about PS5’s January 28th release date, all the snazzy graphic updates and achievements we’ve implemented, a clear and helpful guide to getting your copy, as well as a cool time-limited offer for participating territories. Spoiler alert, but who’s up for an UNCHARTED movie ticket?
We know a lot of you want more information about the PC, and we’ll give it to you as soon as we can. In the meanwhile, head over to the PlayStation Blog to see the new trailer and other details.