So, what do YOU want the next single player Naughty Dog game to be...

...directed by the man VP:


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Represent.

Member
As the whole Naughty Dog studio is likely all hands on deck for The Huge Massive TLOU Online Game, the main man mayhem maestro Neil Cuckmann in-chief has already announced he is currently busy making what could possibly be his final magnum opus.



I've been reading stuff online and it seems most people really like to entertain the thought it should just be Part 3, and have this franchise take over the studio for decades to come... Really?

I think they should bang out a PS5 Part2HD/Part1 bundle asap and leave Part3 till the end of Gen10. Release Factions 2 (or whatever it's called), have a team live service maintaining and expanding on that for years, and move everyone else over to making something totally brand new, while sticking to what they currently do best - action adventure with dark, mature story and brutal, grounded combat and stealth. How about medieval dark fantasy or Sci-fi.

Please no more Uncharted and no PEGI12 platformers, let indies take that stuff over for the betterment of mankind.

So, NeoGaf, what do YOU want their next big single player game to be?
Co- TLOU 2 director is also lead director on something else too. Wonder if its the same game as Neil's or something else.

 

luij81

Neo Member
The opposite of whatever most GAF users want.

This thread is great, BTW. ND staff can use it so they know what NOT to do with their new game. Thanks, OP.
 

ButchCat

Member
Would be nice if they made something new and original but let's face ND has never been an innovator.

ND owns the space when it comes to that "cinematic experience" so if they want to challenge themselves for the next project they need to break away from that and focus on new gameplay rules where the loop feels fresh and unconventional. Of course I won't forget that ND is ultimately a business, and so developing a project that has enough appeal while making something that's never been done before comes with its own set of challenges.
 
Considering they are not trying to work around actor’s schedules, it is insane they haven’t made an Uncharted 5 - everyone wants that game.
 

Bartski

Gold Member
Wondering it "THAT future game!" is an IP that we did not expect Naughty Dog to do and fans have been clamoring for... or just "his final magnum opus" as you put it. :pie_thinking:
That or he could be making something much smaller and less taxing while he has to run the studio. Part 3 might as well get taken over by a new breed of co-directors
 

Represent.

Member
That or he could be making something much smaller and less taxing while he has to run the studio. Part 3 might as well get taken over by a new breed of co-directors
TLOU 3 is likely the end of the trilogy. Aint no wayyy Neil hands off his baby to some new folk.
 

spawn

Member
I think Uncharted is done. I don't want a game with Drake's daughter. They should make a new IP and of course do last of us 3
 

Fbh

Member
I'd like to see something Sci Fi from them.
I think a Sci Fi story opens up the door to a lot of cool settings where they could really flex those awesome visuals they are known for.

I also hope it's more lighthearted, it doesn't need to be all jokes and comedy but at least something a bit more uplifting than the suffering porn which was TLOU2.
 

Bartski

Gold Member
TLOU 3 is likely the end of the trilogy. Aint no wayyy Neil hands off his baby to some new folk.
I can make a bet he'll be back to more of a writing role in the third with a bunch of co-directors doing the rest. He runs the place now and oversees the production of every project anyway.
 

The artful mincer

Gold Member
A unique setting please. Something that will allow good enemy variety.

NO MORE dudes with guns as enemies. God that shit so boring at this stage.
 

tommib

Banned
I don’t think the door is closed on the last of us. I wouldn’t mind going back to that world but like in 7 years with a much older Ellie. They could end the trilogy with some light coming in, a vaccine, some closure for Ellie - and dare I say happiness?
 
Savage Starlight. The concept art looked really cool, it's sci-fi, and it's got some neat ideas. However, I'd want something like a cross between stylized R&C visuals and photorealism. Tone-wise something a bit more light-hearted but action-orientated.

If you're a fan of 2000s' sci-fi/action movies like Serenity, Equilibrium, Chronicles of Riddick or Ultraviolet, you might have a good idea. But with a tad bit more light-heartedness in there. I'd like to see how Naughty Dog's storytelling chops work out for something that isn't so grim-dark and mature like the TLOU games.

I guess the closest gaming comparisons tonally would be something between Uncharted 3 and Uncharted 4, but obviously fantasy sci-fi AF.
 
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ACESHIGH

Member
Proper RPG. New Vegas killer with ND tech on top. Not sure if they have the finesse though. Way out of their comfort zone of linear games.
 
The last of us 3.

Kill ellie randomly after you finish the games… like a car hit her or strike by a thunder , go to black and put the famous acoustic guitar music
 
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GymWolf

Gold Member
I'm both ok with tlou 3 where they double down on the violence or a new fantasy\scifi IP where they triple down with the violence.
 

kyliethicc

Member
As the whole Naughty Dog studio is likely all hands on deck for The Huge Massive TLOU Online Game, the main man mayhem maestro Neil Cuckmann in-chief has already announced he is currently busy making what could possibly be his final magnum opus.



I've been reading stuff online and it seems most people really like to entertain the thought it should just be Part 3, and have this franchise take over the studio for decades to come... Really?

I think they should bang out a PS5 Part2HD/Part1 bundle asap and leave Part3 till the end of Gen10. Release Factions 2 (or whatever it's called), have a team live service maintaining and expanding on that for years, and move everyone else over to making something totally brand new, while sticking to what they currently do best - action adventure with dark, mature story and brutal, grounded combat and stealth. How about medieval dark fantasy or Sci-fi.

Please no more Uncharted and no PEGI12 platformers, let indies take that stuff over for the betterment of mankind.

So, NeoGaf, what do YOU want their next big single player game to be?

TLOU Online 2024
TLOU Part 3 2026

That’s it for PS5 until the PS5/6 cross gen games.
 

I Master l

Member
God of War and i am dead serious, TLOU story is over and Uncharted franchise are beyond stale, not even a big fan
of GOW 2018 but i'd rather play that over anything ND made last 2 gens, People would love a God of War game every
2 years with every dev taking 4 years to make the game
 
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Jak & Daxter

TLOU and Uncharted are cool, I guess, but I'd rather play something fun than some grim movie shit. 3rd person games with heavy narratives are played out. Feels like Oscar-bait type shit at this point.

Otherwise I'd rather see ND tackle an open-world style game in the first person perspective.
 
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theres not even close to enough of them tbh
Different strokes for different folks. The genre was leaned into heavily during the PS3/360 era by nearly everyone and Sony was like "well shit if people love them so much then all our games will be that" and to be honest, I have zero desire to play those types of games at this point.

At this point its lazy and derivative. ND is obviously a talented dev and if they must make something like TLOU or Uncharted, lets do it in an open world and first person perspective, and give us branching paths, decisions, etc.
 
They've done an Indiana Jones adventure and a zombie apocalypse. Obviously Jake & Daxter on PS2 but that was a sign of the times.

I'd like a spy action thriller 007 style.
 
I choose new ip grounded.I would like to see a horror game like dead space or resident evil with the known naughty dog qualities.If not that then maybe an rpg like dragons dogma or Zelda kind of action adventure rpg
 

CJ_75

Member
As Naughty Dog's biggest cheerleader, I must admit I have grown tired of Uncharted and TLOU.
I would like to see them take a bigger step, like building a new engine with (dynamic) 4K60 and raytracing. No more 1440p60 upscaled to 4K. Naughty Dog, home to the ICE team, is perhaps the most capable PlayStation Studio but I am more impressed with Insomniac and Guerrilla Games.
 
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I don’t think the door is closed on the last of us. I wouldn’t mind going back to that world but like in 7 years with a much older Ellie. They could end the trilogy with some light coming in, a vaccine, some closure for Ellie - and dare I say happiness?
This game trilogy seems like it HAS to end with Ellie sacrificing herself for a vaccine. Otherwise, her arc doesn’t make sense. She has to fulfill her self-imposed destiny and make her life mean something. And for this IP, I think that’s as hopeful as it can get. It probably ends just as Ellie makes that choice too; we don’t see the results.
 
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plip.plop

Member
I would definitely like for them to create a new IP next. Also, I wouldn't mind them also going in a different art direction. Their human models are well-designed and animated, but I'd like them to flex their creative muscles and not have any humans in their next game.
 
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