Naughty Dog: “A Next Jak Isn’t in the Cards”
Around the release of The Last of Us, Naughty Dog was very open about how they “tried” a new Jak & Daxter title before The Last of Us, “but given the creative direction of our games right now, trying to go more realistic with Jak & Daxter didn’t work out.”
With Naughty Dog’s other team confirmed to be working on a new Uncharted, Community Strategist Arne Meyer responded to someone who believed a new Jak & Daxter was never going to happen:
We can’t ever say it’s *never* going to happen, because who knows what the future has in store for us. When I started at Naughty Dog just before Uncharted 2, nobody at the studio would have ever expected us to not only create two teams, but make a Mature rated title.
All I’m saying is that we tried, but right now, a next Jak isn’t in the cards. Frankly, it’s really great to hear how much you have enjoyed the Jak series and how much thought you put into them. You all really are some of the best fans we could hope for!
Do you think we’ll ever get a new Jak & Daxter game, or will The Lost Frontier stay as the series’ swan song? Let us know in the comments below.