Internet is full of speculation about information that can be drawn from recent job offers at Naughty Dog. Gamespot assumed that the program of Tools Programming indicated that they were working on a new PS5 game. They quoted the reference to “work on our next generation graphics” in addition as supporting this. For me, it looks like industry jargon. But there are imperative reasons to suspect that this position is in favor of the PS5. First of all, the position is for the ICE team, which, according to the list of jobs, focuses on PlayStation technology. Second, one of the responsibilities of the position is to “design a new user interface for a graphic performance analysis tool”. The user interface is the abbreviation of User Interaction, so the work of the tool programmer would be to create a user -friendly tool for the programming team in order to analyze graphic performance. The PS4 was released in 2013, so it seems very unlikely that they need a new tool for the development of the PS4. I think it is sure to say that this confirms that this position is for PS5.
Since PS5 should be released this year, we should expect Naughty Dog to move its production on PS5. So, now the question for a million dollars is to know which Naughty Dog games is planning? Neil Druckmann, creative director and vice-president of Naughty Dogs, said that the next big version would probably be The Last of Us 3 or a new project. It would be logical to make their first new version on PS5 something that will be a guaranteed success like The Last of Us 3. and I would count on PlayStation to put pressure on all their developers so that they focus on the main titles to sell The new console. But my instinct is on a new project. Based on Neil Druckmann’s Fil Twitter, his creative motivation seems to tell difficult stories that resonate with contemporary problems. A cry so fast, may not be enough.
The job offers for Level / Environmental Designer (Single Player) and Melee / Gameplay Animator point to a solo action game. AI Programmed (Game Team) displayed a job offer that has seen less speculation. Personally, this publication excites me the most. Artificial intelligence programmers are the driving force behind the narrative games that use actions in the game to connect the narration convincingly. In support of this theory, there is also a publication for character concept artist who “strives to create convincing and anchored characters who integrate perfectly into the constructions of the narrative worlds (Naughty Dog)”.
Whatever they plan, something should come out soon. Four of the assignments for the Arts Department concerned the development of advanced stadium and temporary positions. It looks like they are refining a project for its release. This could be for an outing of the game for PS4, but given the imminent release date of the PS5, I would expect a big game for the new console and the holidays. Do you think it all suggests? Let us know in the comments below.