Should Naughty Dog Consider A Jak And Daxter Reboot Again?
It was interesting to read about how Naughty Dog initially set out to create a Jak and Daxter reboot, and ended up giving us The Last Of Us.
Looking down the road, it seems the talented developer will have its hands full with the likes of Uncharted 4 and possibly another game set in the TLoU universe. But might they still want to return to the dynamic platforming duo? And might we end up seeing it in the new generation? I mean, who doesn't want a J&D title on the PS4?
Naughty Dog has made it plain that they want to do it, and they've sounded nothing but regretful when talking about how they failed at the attempt. Then they give us encouraging yet cryptic updates like "never say never." So, it seems the team would be very interested in creating such a project, but I'm wondering if there are enough fans left out there. I'm willing to bet that the majority of gamers want them to stick with the newly established IPs, and let's not forget that platformers don't have the same commercial value these days.
However, given the developer's continued success, I'm betting they'll continue to grow. And with more people, more resources and more time, they just might produce the reboot or sequel we've all been waiting for. Of course, it may be on a slightly smaller scale budget-wise, and it may be priced to sell on the PlayStation Network, but that's okay. Provided it hits all the right chords, is a proper homage, and isn't too short, the long-time fans ought to be pleased. At least, I hope they'd be pleased.
10/8/2013 10:00:24 PM Ben Dutka