Naughty Dog Confirms Future Projects

Information Confirmed by Naughty Dog Co-President

We haven’t heard much on Naughty Dog game projects. Not since Last of Us II came out in 2020. But, it looks like with the start of the new year, there’s a start to new projects.


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Neil Druckmann, the Co-President of Naughty Dog, has come out and confirmed that there are not one, but three projects that are currently in the works. This is all part of the current uptick in recruitment for the studio, which needs as many people as possible to help out in the various roles- including art, audio, programming, and editing.

As for what three projects Druckmann may be referring to, two of the games may be part of the Last of Us universe. We do know that Naughty Dog has been working on the spin-off of the Last of Us multiplayer for the past year, back in spring/summer of 2021. That game does not, as of current, have a working title, nor any known story as of right now. But, we do know that Naughty Dog is working on the project.

And, there have been heavy hints that there could be a Last of Us remake or remaster in the works for the PlayStation 5, thanks to industry informers. This makes some sense, as the original game was originally released on the PlayStation 3, and then released onto the PlayStation 4 later. This was due to the game being released during the generational transition from the PlayStation 3, to the PlayStation 4. But there hasn’t been a specific Last of Us rendering on the PlayStation 5 just yet, with up to notch PlayStation 5 graphics. It’s possible that this will come out in conjunction with the Last of Us series premiering on HBO.

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This makes the final project the biggest mystery. While the other two have had hints, if not outright spoken about, what the final game could be is any person’s guess. This could be a tie-in to previous IPs, such as Last of Us, or Uncharted. Or it could be a new game entirely.

We don’t know for sure what these three games will be. But we have our fingers crossed for what Naughty Dog will come out with.