Naughty Dog Wants Jak Back

August 19, 2009Written by Dan Massi


When the PS3 was first announced back in 2005, most gamers knew what title they wanted to see from developer Naughty Dog: Jak & Daxter. However, the company went to work on new IP Uncharted, and Jak & Daxter were left behind.

With it being three years since the launch of the PS3, and Naughty Dog close to releasing Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, many have wondered if a Jak & Daxter title would come out for PS3. But Naughty Dog has been listening to their fans, and have a surprising answer for them.

“We definitely hear a lot from our Jak fans and we’d love to be able to be working on a new Jak product at some point. That might be on the cards.”

Naughty Dog is currently developing the highly-anticipated sequel to Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The title is being scheduled for an October 13, 2009 release. If we were to see a Jak & Daxter title for PS3 by Naughty Dog, we could expect a release of 2011, as shown by Naughty Dog’s biannual PS3 release schedule.

There is also a Jak & Daxter title in development called Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier, though it is currently in development by High Impact Games. The PSP/PS2 title will release November 18th, 2009.