Naughty Dog hasn't ruled out a return to Jak and Daxter
But Uncharted 4, first.
Regardless of rumors, developer Naughty Dog insists everyone at the studio is currently working on Uncharted 4. And after that, they've confirmed they'll be working on Uncharted 4 DLC. What about after that, though?
Rumors and speculation all seem to point towards a sequel to The Last of Us, but speaking with MCV, Naughty Dog community strategist Eric Monacelli suggested something completely different could be on the horizon, including a return to the studio's beloved Jak and Daxter franchise.
"We tend to work on one game at a time,” Monacelli explained. “Uncharted 4 is what everybody's working on. After that, we're going to be working on Uncharted 4 DLC."
“Beyond that, there's been tons of ideas bandied around – everybody knows the rumour about The Last of Us 2. There could potentially be – who knows? We could go back to Jak and Daxter 4 if it seems right, or there could be something else in the future on our horizon."
"We tend to work with an idea always on the board and then once we have time to devote the right amount of attention to it, then we'll tackle it.”
In 2012, PlayStation 3 owners were treated to a remastered collection of the Jak and Daxter franchise, but fans have been clamoring for a brand new installment, not just a port. While Monacelli said the studio may be open to the idea of revisiting the franchise, it certainly sounds like we'll be getting a sequel to The Last of Us first.