Naughty Dog On Jak 4: "No Plans Now; We Tried And Failed"
I still remember when Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy took the platforming world by storm when it released for the PS2 back in 2001. After that, the dynamic duo went their separate ways, and fans have been clamoring for a reunion. Or if not a reunion, at least a fourth Jak entry.
There has always been rumors concerning development of the title. And now it seems that in fact, Naughty Dog did attempt it. But sadly, it just didn't work out. In a recent "Ask Me Anything" session at Reddit, some fans asked Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley about the future of the IP. Druckmann responded:
"No plans. We gave it a shot at the beginning of the project and couldn't make it work for ourselves."
He added later:
"We tried and failed. :( Maybe in the future we'll try again."
On the plus side, Naughty Dog delivered not one but two amazing new IPs this generation (Uncharted, The Last Of Us), so we probably shouldn't complain too much. Still, I'd like to see Jak return at some point.
7/31/2013 9:25:35 PM Ben Dutka