Following the heels of Corinne Yu, Naughty Dog dev Bothari has spoken out openly about crunch.
Naughty Dog has started internal testing for the PS4 port of The Last of Us and so far the feedback is great. The Senior Game … Read moreThe Last of Us: Remastered “looks like it was originally created for PS4”
I think when Corinne Yu tweeted she was working overtime weekends to ensure The Last OF Us reaches 60 FPS on Playstation 4, she didn’t intend to start a debate about gaming industry practices.
We’re all looking forward to Uncharted 4 but, it seems the release of the game will be bittersweet as according to Nathan Drake’s voice actor, … Read moreUncharted 4 will be the last in the series, says Nolan North
Naughty Dogs upcoming Playstation 4 Uncharted game, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be lead by The Last of Us directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley. The game is expected to release in 2015 despite the recent departures from Naught Dog.
We all expected that the upcoming PS4 edition of The Last of Us would look better than its current PS3 counterpart, but it seems the game really is looking especially good. It has been reported that the in game character models in the PS4 edition are “on par” with the cutscenes in the PS3 version.
Whilst speaking to Edge, creative director Neil Druckmann said: “We brought in all the hi-res models, and then it’s on par with what you saw in the cutscenes,” said Druckmann. “There’s an improved lighting model. After that, we started looking across the board; enemies look a little blurry up close, so that was pretty easy. We ramped those up and saw a pretty significant difference.
Yesterday, ever fan of the brilliant The Last of Us had their hearts skip a beat when the key promotional artist for game, Marek Okon posted a picture of a piece of concept art which showed a slightly older Ellie apparently playing guitar.
It would be easy to assume this was a tease of a new game in the franchise since Okon posted the image with the words “Let me tease you something… Its coming… ;]” above it. Was this the first teaser for the hotly rumoured sequel to The Last of Us? Well no.
Nate Wells art director at Naughty Dog leaves the studio for The Unfinished Swan studio Giant Sparrow. Wells last worked on The Last of Us, and wrote on twitter “Hmmm … seem to be some threads here,” Wells wrote. “Yes, I joined the wild, wacky, and ultimately brilliant folks at #GiantSparrow on April 3rd.”
It was recently speculated that perhaps Sony might offer The Last of Us PS4 at a discounted price to those who already own the game on the PlayStation 3.
Whilst writing on the EU PlayStation Blog Naughty Dog’s Eric Monacelli answered a fan question regarding a discount for PS3 owners. He said: “We’re looking into the business model for all this and will post about this once we have input from all regions.”
There has long been rumours that The last of Us would be headed for the PS4 but now it has finally been confirmed. A banner on the Sony Entertainment Network online store reveals that Naughty Dog are releasing The Last of Us: Remastered on the PlayStation 4.
It seems the announcement may be a little early since when you click the banner it takes you to a “Page not found” screen. Still, it will no doubt take us somewhere magical once the link is uploaded. The game will come with all the DLC that has been released so far including the recent Left Behind DLC which received great reviews.
Amy Henning joins EA Visceral Games studio to work on a unannounced Star Wars game. Earlier this year AmyHenning left Naughty Dog after being the lead writer on Uncharted 3 and the upcoming Uncharted 3. She will now join EA at its Visceral Studio as a Creative Director on their Star Wars project. EA aquared the Star Wars licenses from Disney last year and will work on core Star Wars games.
Justin Richmond, who was working on Uncharted PS4 as game director, has left Naughty Dog to join Riot Games. Richmond has been with Naughty Dog since 2008. Richmond oversaw Uncharted 2: Among Thieves’ multiplayer and worked as game director on Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. That’s another lose from Sony studios, with lay offs and the departure of Amy Hennig’s from Naughty Dog earlier this month. Source IGN
Sercan Sulun, PlayStation’s Eurasian Software Market Manager has revealed today that The Last of Us will be coming to the PlayStation 4 this summer with … Read moreThe Last of Us Coming To PS4
You remember The Last of Us right? It was that ridiculously awesome game that came out last year on the PS3 and has since become one of the most popular games ever. The game was critically acclaimed for pretty much every aspect but many reviews commented on how the brutally realistic combat did a great job of showing just how hard and brutal the world of The Last of Us is.
There’s been a lot of talk ever since it’s release on PS3 but now it’s finally confirmed, The Last of Us is headed to the big screen. American film production company, Screen Gems has signed on to distribute The Last of Us movie which will be a live action adaption.
Neil Druckmann, the Creative Director of the game is going to be writing the script and the creative architects will consist of Naughty Dog’s co-presidents, Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra as well as Game Director Bruce Straley. They’ll be teaming up with Director Sam Raimi as well as his Production Company Ghost House Pictures. It’s unclear at this point whether Raimi will actually be directing.
Creative director and writer for the Uncharted games, Amy Hennig has departed from developer Naughty Dog after 10 years with the company.
Hennig was the writer and director of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. She has been working on the upcoming Uncharted PlayStation 4 game until her last day which was Monday, March 3rd.
Naughty Dog’s Character Artist for The Last of Us, Jaehoon Kim recently released some of the artwork he created whilst working on The Last of Us. It’s not hard to see how the game looked so beautiful and scary with talent like this behind it. Make the jump to see the pics.
A few days ago, The Last of Us Creative Developer Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. Of course they were asked hundreds of questions and replied to as many as they could. The answers they gave revealed some tantalizing clues as to what’s next for The Last of Us.
One fan asked the pair what they were currently working on and inquired as to whether or not there would ever be The Last of Us 2. Bruce Straley responded saying: “we’re working on the 3rd DLC drop for MP right now! …and maybe something else… we’ll see.”