Naughty Dog recently released The Last of Us Part II on PlayStation 4, and it may be the developer’s last game for the console. The team will probably move to PlayStation 5 for its next game, be it The Last of Us Part II, a new IP or something else entirely. Naughty Dog VP Neil Druckmann has now talked about the PS5 and what it will enable the developer to achieve. This means fewer charge screens for a more immersive experience. But exactly what is happening is still unknown to us.
Druckmann said the PS5’s new SSD will help reduce load times, which in turn opens new doors for Naughty Dog’s developers.
Druckmann pointed out that Naughty Dog is already working hard to minimize loading zones in their games, but this is only possible due to technical wizards happening behind the scenes that the player never sees. With the PS5, the developers don̵
“At the end of one [console] generation, you always know the limitations. You always feel like you’re pushing against a bunch of walls and finding those little cracks where you can take things a little longer, whether it’s memory or CPU or hard drive speed. When you start a new generation, it’s a double-edged sword, “Druckmann said.” On the one hand, you have to build new technology for the new hardware, and it can be an uphill battle. But on the other hand you suddenly feel this freedom, “Oh my God, we can breathe again!” “We can break free from these limitations.” And one of the things we’re excited about is the hard drive in solid state and what it means for almost seamless loading. “
“We do so much work, at our end, when you start the adventure you never see a load screen. And there’s so much work going on behind the scenes about how we design the levels, how we hack them and it’s all invisible to the player; you never see any of that work, “he added.” But now, knowing that we will be able to load things faster, it just means that designers don’t have to be as limited by how they put things out. How we think about things. As we load new characters So I’m glad to see the doors that open for us. “
Naughty Dog doesn’t jump into a PS5 game right now, it seems, because Druckmann confirmed that he and the team are taking a break and taking their breath after releasing The Last of Us Part II.
During the same podcast, Druckmann talked about the internet hate about The Last of Us Part II and said that hate and vitriol are inevitable when you do something that is massively popular.
Naughty Dogs next game is expected to be a standalone Last of Us Part II online experience of some sort. Given the timing, it seems possible that this project – whatever it may be – can debut on PS5. Almost nothing is known about this Last of Us game, however. Naughty Dog is unexpectedly returning to Uncharted, as the studio said Uncharted 4 and Lost Legacy were the last games in the series they planned to work with. However, another studio could come in to make Uncharted 5.
Druckmann also recently confirmed that Naughty Dog has no plans to release the DLC story for The Last of Us Part II.
This is in contrast to the first game, which was followed up with the acclaimed left behind the prequel expansion. It was also included in the restored PS4 version.
The Last of Us Part II sold more than four million copies in the first three days to set new records on PlayStation, surpassing other exclusives such as Spider-Man, God of War and Uncharted 4.
For more on The Last of Us Part II, check out editor Phil Hornshaw’s latest opinion, “The Last Of Us 2’s Obsession With A Gamer Gotcha Undermines Its Characters.”
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