Something is in development at Naughty Dog already aside from The Last of Us Part II (which, according to the most recent rumour, is set to launch on May 22).
The usual forewarning – all that is mentioned below is not official, so take it all with a huge grain of salt, especially how the post originates from 4chan. „This confidential information is the second project shown after the discussion on the release date for The Last of Us Part 2, at the recent Sony Playstation meeting with Naughty Dog. During the meeting, a secondary team of Naughty Dog official reveal for the first time is work for a new original IP, under development for the next generation Playstation, to the Sony marketing managers. The final name of the new IP has not yet been decided, and the progress of the game is still far from being concluded.
At the moment, the codename of the project is „Stray’s cross”. „Stray’s cross” will be an action/adventure game in first-person, with steampunk elements, and it will have two protagonists, a former female scientist (a talented scholar, fascinated by space-time science – she discovers confidential documents that will lead her to discover a hidden truth much bigger than she could imagine), and a wanted criminal man (a former construction worker unjustly arrested for protecting a wanted friend during a shooting against the police).
The plot is about a secret conflict that lasted entire ages, and how this will lead to the inevitable ruin of human society, and the story begins with the casual meeting of the two protagonists, in completely different circumstances, who will soon find themselves having to work together to get what they are looking for.”
Sounds intriguing, IF this is true. We haven’t seen a lot of first-person games by Naughty Dog (there is an example – Dream Zone on the Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, and the Apple II GS from 1987 was a first-person adventure game under the name JAM Software!), especially not something steampunk-ish. We’ll see if the post is true. We have our doubts.
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