In order to create a new triple-A game, Sony is now in the process of constructing a new development team in conjunction with PSS Visual Arts and Naughty Dog. A new job post for a Senior Producer vacancy at PlayStation makes mention of the new team and claims that it will be working on a new project once it has been assembled.
Sony PlayStation is building a new internal game development team in partnership with PSS Visual Arts, an award-winning, full-production group, that specializes in Animation, Motion Capture, Cinematics, Art, and Scanning.
This high visibility project is being developed in collaboration with Naughty Dog. Though currently unannounced, we have a clear vision and plan to release. Using our existing expertise and premier talent, we will guarantee a high visual quality bar for the game and a compelling experience for our players.”
It is stated in the offering that “as the ideal candidate, you will be proficient in all aspects of AAA game production and management.” However, the advertisement does not provide any more information on the scope of the particular game that is being developed. In addition to this, it requires applicants to demonstrate that they have worked on “two or more published AAA titles, at least one of which must have been as a Senior Producer during the entire development cycle.” This suggests that the project will have a significant financial investment.
As the company behind the hugely popular Uncharted and The Last of Us series, Naughty Dog is one of the most well-known creators of PlayStation-exclusive titles. The Last of Us: Part 1, a complete remake of the 2013 game, was just published by Naughty Dog, while Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection just hit PC.
The Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection may not have fared as well on PC as previous PlayStation exclusives, but it has nonetheless garnered positive reviews from reviewers and players, demonstrating once again Naughty Dog’s standing in the industry. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many gamers are looking forward to what Naughty Dog will release next, whether it’s a continuation of Ellie’s tale in The Last of Us: Part 2 or another Uncharted game, or something completely different.
A remake coming soon would be seen as needless by many fans, therefore this would probably prove to be a contentious decision given that The Last of Us: Part 2 just got a PS5 patch that improved its performance. Many players want to see something fresh from the studio, like the sci-fi game that is said to be in the works or perhaps a reboot of Uncharted for Naughty Dog, which the company has stated it is also interested in.