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Lgndary Thoughts - The Future of Naughty Dog


Yesterday I talked about Santa Monica’s past, but today I would like to talk about the future of another Sony studio; Naughty Dog. Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!

Uncharted 4 just released last week to record breaking sales for a Sony published title. So obviously Naughty Dog is still great at getting high sales this generation. But they have said many times that Uncharted 4 will be the last in the series. So what are they going to do next?

For starters, I don’t think we should be so sure that Uncharted 4 will be the last one. Naughty Dog has a tendency to do what they want despite other things that they have said. I wouldn't put it past them to develop another, especially if they are pressured by Sony. At the very least it will be awhile before that happens, and hopefully it will be something new if they make another in the series. 

I want to focus on new things they can do. We will almost definitely get a new Last of Us, and an Uncharted 5 is still likely to happen at some point. But I would like a brand new IP from them. Specifically a sci-fi game. In the last generation, they tackled a run and gun adventure with Uncharted. And a horror zombie title with The Last of Us. I think a natural step would be going a little bit farther into the future. 

Either that, or going back into the past. But more than anything, I want their next title to have depth. Wether it takes place on a distant planet with aliens, or in a technologically advanced past, it needs to be more than what we have seen from the lately. If I could give them any kind of advice, it would be to abandon the gun as a primary weapon. Make a game where the player uses a sword, or an axe, or anything other than a firearm. That alone would be a very encouraging sign that they are willing to branch out. 

Uncharted 4 sold very well, and Naughty Dog is owned by Sony. My biggest concern is that they will bot be allowed to try something incredibly different from Uncharted and The Last of Us. As a studio, they have excellent brand recognition. So if given proper time, and proper freedom, I believe they can make something that is truly great. They just have to be willing to try. 

Rumor - Titanfall 2 image leaked


According to the rumor, new pilot abilities have been added such as a grappling hook. Maps are also said to be bigger when compared to the first game. This is a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt, but it does look pretty solid to me. 

Media Create Hardware Sales


PS4 - 18.430

3DS - 15.406

PS Vita - 10.954

Wii U - 4.109

PS3 - 1.001

Xbone - 72

Media Create Software Sales


01./01. [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief's End # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2016.05.10} (¥7.900) - 21.155 / 149.879 (-84%)

02./02. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) - 19.383 / 268.334 (-20%)

03./00. [PS4] Homefront: The Revolution <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.05.19} (¥7.980) - 9.422 / NEW 

04./03. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600) - 8.913 / 518.492 (-17%)

05./00. [PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.05.19} (¥5.980) - 8.534 / NEW 

06./04. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) - 6.763 / 126.073 (-29%)

07./00. [PS4] Doom <ACT> (Bethesda Softworks) {2016.05.19} (¥7.980) - 6.164 / NEW 

08./05. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980) - 6.057 / 140.448 (-29%)

09./00. [3DS] My Hero Academia: Battle for All <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.05.19} (¥5.700) - 5.607 / NEW 

10./08. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) - 5.564 / 774.096 (-2%)

11./00. [PS4] Battleborn <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2016.05.19} (¥7.700) - 5.145 / NEW 

12./09. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) - 5.038 / 1.367.268 (-4%)

13./10. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700) - 4.088 / 878.493 (+1%)

14./07. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5.250) - 4.047 / 596.369 (-30%)

15./06. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) - 3.952 / 80.392 (-33%)

16./00. [PSV] Period Cube: Torikago no Amadeus # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.05.19} (¥6.300) - 3.850 / NEW 

17./18. [WIU] Star Fox Zero + Star Fox Guard Double Pack <Star Fox Zero \ Star Fox Guard> <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥6.500) - 3.735 / 36.177 (+69%)

18./14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) - 2.373 / 47.974 (-5%)

19./16. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) - 2.319 / 161.048 (-4%)

20./11. [PS4] Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition <Dying Light \ Dying Light: The Bozak Horde \ Dying Light: The Following> <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2016.04.21} (¥5.980) - 2.118 / 15.336 (-23%)