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TLOU team originally working on a new Jak and Daxter

elite09

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Neil Druckman confirmed it at IGDA Toronto.

The full Keynote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le6qIz7MjSk


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EatChildren

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And so they made a good game instead.
 

Skeff

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oooo, I wonder if it got offloaded to another studio? Nice to see there's a chance it can come back.

Pleased we got TLoU though.
 

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Didn't they talk about this a few months ago? I believe their reasoning for not continuing was because they didn't want to make a Jak and Daxter game that didn't feel like Jak and Daxter so they decided to go with The Last of Us instead.
 

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And so they made a good game instead.

Seems like the kind of drive by nonsense that is frowned upon?

The original Jak and Daxter was a great game. I was pretty nonplussed with the direction they went in after that but I would love a new game more in the vein of the first.
 

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wait nvm, misread i knew this :/
 

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He had already said that on the Last of Us making of documentary, but I don't remember them showing art or something like that
 

frizby

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I'd like to think that the Uncharted 3 team took up the mantle.

Right guys? Right? Guys?
 

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I've heard about this stories before, thinking how horrible idea they have to make it more realistic. but after seeing that concept art, it actually is not as bad as I imagined, sure that is totally not daxter and I can't imagine Daxter voice coming out of that character from concept art, but as a new reboot or new IP, I think it's a pretty cool looking design.
 

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Yea I remember them saying after they finished Uncharted 2 they were thinking Jak 4 until they realized it would have been too dark and the models weren't right.
 

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damnit, thought the title read: "TLOU team working on a new Jak and Daxter"

I was so hype :(

I think it's safe to assume that no one really wants a realistic/grim Jak and Dexter.

yeah, wtf is with that Daxter concept art?
 

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I don't like that more realistic art-style. So I think they made the right choice.
 

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So this was a reboot of some kind with a more series tone, I'm glad they didn't head in that direction, this would've caused a major outcry.
 

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I'm glad they made TLOU instead. Jak and Daxter had it's place and I really don't think it needs to return.
 

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Eww realistic Jak and Daxter? I'm hungry for more traditional 3D platformers but not like this, not like this.
 
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And so they made a good game instead.



How dare you. J&D is a fantastic series.

Anyway, bummed out by this news but I think we got a decent trade off in TLoU. I hope they haven't abandoned all plans to work on a J&D game, would be great if one was released on PS4 at some point.
 

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it could totally work as new IP imo... I think it looks cool, sure it's not Daxter, but it could work guys, we could have had another fantasy 3d platformer again.
 

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If that's seriously the kind of direction they were going with it, maybe it's better if they don't make another one. :/
 

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That concept art combined with the interview about a new J&D game being semi-realistic and grim makes me glad they've moved on. Bit of a shame, as Jak's artstyle is perfect for a current/next-gen game imo
 
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This is old news. This is the project I was talking about in that thread a few weeks ago, the thou teamwork as trying to make it into a gritty realistic reboot and they gave up when they realized it couldn't work,
 

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Yeah that Daxter art is making me think this not happening was a very good thing. Also TLoU is amazing, so...

But I do want more Jak. Just... not this realistic shit that they were wanting to do. Wtf.