Here’s a bit of news for all the Jak & Daxter fans out there (me). Before Naughty Dog started working on The Last of Us, the company mulled around the thought of bringing Jak & Daxter back into the fray. What really makes this idea appealing was that they were wanting to use what they learned from Uncharted and put into the Jak & Daxter formula.
“Something that we talked about early on was, ‘Lets go back and apply what we’ve learned with the Uncharted games to Jak & Daxter,'” co-president of Naughty Dog Evan Wells said in a recent interview.
“Even if we felt like we’re going to give the fans another Jak & Daxter, we felt we weren’t going to give them the game that they wanted. We would end up limiting the direction that the company had this passion for while simultaneously not creating the game that fans wanted. We just realized we were going to just do everybody a disservice.”
Even though Jak & Daxter didn’t get the reboot some of us may have wanted, we still get to enjoy the great PS2 series with the recent release of the Jak & Daxter HD Collection. Still, fans must still crave not only a new entry to the series, but one that uses mechanics from the ever popular Uncharted franchise.
[Source: Shack News]