Naughty Dog: Uh, How Could We Go Multiplatform?
Sometimes, it helps if people would simply do their research before spreading rumors. But then again, rumor-mongering is certainly a big draw on the Internet, so it's understandable.
There was a recent hullabaloo concerning some so-called evidence that Naughty Dog was looking for game developers with Xbox 360 experience. This of course sparked dozens of presumptuous forum posts and headlines across the web, all with the purpose of asking, "OMG, will Uncharted 3 be on the 360?!" Well, first of all, Naughty Dog has gone on record many times, saying the 360 simply isn't capable of handling the franchise and if they were to do it, Uncharted would "have to be a very different game." Secondly, the fact of the matter is that Naughty Dog is a second-party designer...there's a difference between that and third-party. This is why the developer's reply to this blow-up was as follows:
"Where is this rumor? Haven’t seen it. We’re also wholly-owned by SCEA since 2001, working on SCE consoles throughout our history."
This much we've known for a while. This much, most gamers should've known. They should also know that titles like Resistance and Ratchet & Clank can't go anywhere without Sony's say-so; hence, Insomniac won't suddenly bring both franchises to the 360 or other platforms, despite their recent announement of a multiplatform project. Simple stuff like this ought to be common knowledge...right?
8/3/2010 8:56:26 PM Ben Dutka