Naughty Dog May Consider A Jak And Daxter Reunion
There's little doubt that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will be one of the best games of the generation. But despite all their accomplishments, some people are still saying, "hey Naughty Dog, where's my new Jak and Daxter?"
Well, we may have some good news for you. According to a recent EGTV interview with Naughty Dog's Arne Meyer, it seems that the developer may eventually bring back the awesome duo they have in their stable. Meyer was quick to point out how the developer has moved along with each new generation; they provided us with Crash Bandicoot on the PS1, Jak and Daxter on the PS2, and Uncharted on the PS3. And when asked if the team would ever revisit Jak and Daxter, Meyer said:
"We definitely hear a lot from our Jak and even Crash fans from a long time ago, um, and we really hear those things and you know we'd love to be able to be working on a new Jak for them at some point so, that might be in the cards but right now we're really sort of focused on working through this [Uncharted] franchise."
Evan Wells didn't really add much in the way of encouragement but still left us with a glimmer of possibility, when asked a similar question during a recent Examiner.com interview, where he replied:
"I think you know I can’t answer that question. But I will say that all of us here love the Jak and Daxter franchise and would love to play in the universe again. Right now most of the studio is on a much deserved vacation and with all of the hard work that went into finishing Uncharted 2, we haven’t even decided what we’ll be working on when they get back."
We get the feeling that a whole lot of you out there would like to see these two return in another game; Jak split off on his own last generation, and Daxter got his own adventure on the PSP. But they haven't been reunited since the original title first dropped nearly eight years ago, and this has been a sore spot for those who fell in love with that game. But hey, there's always hope!
10/1/2009 9:04:36 PM John Shepard