Evan Wells (president of Naughty Dog) was interviewed by USA Gameinformer and on this occasion spoke about the future plans of the company, confirming that at the moment the only projects under development are Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and The Last of Us Part 2.
These are the words of Wells: “We don’t plan that far ahead. Making a game is pretty tough, so we’re focused on getting what we’re currently working on out the door.”
“We don’t have a grand plan to continue to do this serially or to create more side stories of other characters. We’re excited about the opportunity to delve into Chloe’s story and return to a fan favorite and to get this opportunity to tell an interesting story, producing some really great set pieces and some environments we’ve been interested in exploring. It’s an opportunity to accomplish those things without any greater plan for anything else.”
The President of the studio then reveals how the decision to create two internal teams has proved successful, allowing the company to work on multiple projects simultaneously: “The two team push was something back on The Last of Us Part I. We were attempting to hire and build out two fully-staffed teams, and just with the demands of development and our ambitions growing over the years and how much effort we’re putting into a single game, staffing two full teams was just impossible. What we’ve ended up with is about a team and a quarter, maybe a team and a third depending on the time of year.”
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is expected for 2017 and The Last of Us Part II is still lacking a launch window.