After the huge critical and commercial success of The Last of Us 2, what has developer Naughty Dog planned next? That’s the question in our minds after the famous game studio – also behind the Uncharted and Crash Bandicoot series – published a number of job ads for what appears to be a PS5 title.
Naughty Dog’s career site currently has a large number of vacancies – ranging from designers with a player and temporary texture artists – but especially a few raise interesting questions about what the studio plans to do.
As noted by GameSpot, a specific list of tool programmers mentions “the next generation of graphics analysis, profiling and troubleshooting”
Not the last of it
We wouldn’t be surprised if anything related to The Last of Us 2 was in the works, with a PS5 remaster of the latest title that was once quite inevitable.
We know that the studio is also planning some kind of multiplayer experience that is rooted in The Last of Us universe, after a planned TLOU 2 online mode turned into its own separate project – one that could be launched as a standalone title possibly as soon as early 2021.
A multiplayer title would fit with other details in these job listings, including the mention of a “hand-to-hand combat system”, though something else could also be on the cards.