Jak & Daxter title to use Uncharted engine?
Developed by Naughty Dog, the PlayStation 3 exclusive Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is a smash hit which is expected to continue it’s success way beyond the holiday season and into 2008. The game pushes many technical boundaries and features an engine that could be used in future Naughty Dog projects, such as Jak & Daxter.
When proposed with the question, Co-Founder of Naughty Dog, Evan Wells explains:
“We will most definitely continue to build on the Uncharted code base with all of our future titles for the PlayStation3. We have a lot of very sophisticated systems that are general purpose and could be used for a wide variety of genres. It’s very exciting to think what we can do with this tech now that it’s in place and we can focus on accomplishing something even more ambitious. And Jak and Daxter is a definite possibility some time in the future. There is a lot of interest around the office in going back to that franchise and seeing what we could do with it using the Uncharted engine.”
While on the subject of Uncharted, Wells reiterated that the company is planning on developing a sequel for the action-adventure.
“We developed Uncharted as a franchise. The pulp action/adventure genre lends itself perfectly to serialization and continued episodes which is one of the reasons we were attracted to it. Right now we are brainstorming on what Naughty Dog’s next project will be, but even if we don’t do an Uncharted sequel right away, you can pretty much count on us doing one in the near future.”
He mentions that they might not develop Uncharted 2 right away as they will more than likely focus on another project first. Could this next project be a new Jak and Daxter game? Either way, it looks as if the PlayStation 3 is set for a great lineup of exclusives in the future - two of them coming from Naughty Dog Entertainment.