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New Job Listings Suggest 3rd Person Action/Adventure Game In Development At Sony's New Studio In San Diego (speculation that it could be Uncharted 5)

Oct 27, 2017
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According to a number of new job listings that have appeared on PlayStation Careers, it is implied that the next Uncharted title is in development at Sony's currently unannounced studio at San Diego.

- Lead Character Artist: "We are looking for a highly talented, motivated, and creative Lead Character Artist for the next chapter of cinematic storytelling."

- Senior Gameplay Animator: "Are you an experienced game developer with a penchant for high quality, 3rd person, action/adventure games?

Link: sonyinteractiveentertainmentplaystation/jobs

It states that this project is in collaboration with a major Sony development studio - which appears is Naughty Dog.

Also worth noting is on the Senior Gameplay Animator job listing, the PlayStation Visual Arts Services group (VASG) makes a note about working with the industry's best. Usually, this line on other job listings specifically refers to first party studios, but this remains the same but includes Kojima Productions and Insomniac Games.

Have they joined the family or is this referencing Spider-man and Death Stranding?

"For more than a decade, we have shared knowledge, support and cutting-edge techniques with the very best developers in the industry: Naughty Dog, Kojima Productions, Guerrilla Games, Santa Monica Studios, Sucker Punch Productions, Bend Studio, Japan Studio, Insomniac Games and more."
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I think you mean Sony's San Diego studio is currently working on a cinematic third person action/adventure game. It doesn't have to be Uncharted.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I took it that Kojipro was pretty much a Sony team at this point right? Insomniac is new. Perhaps Sony securing that Spider-Man deal led to them signing on. The game must have pulled in outrageous amounts of money.

I'm super keen on another Uncharted game, especially if it has a new character and a new overall direction. I'd probably like something more like 3 than 4 though.
 
#6
Nice. I hope this means that ND can move on to a new IP after TLOU2. That would be years and years down the road from now though I'm sure.

I never really liked the PS3 Uncharteds but last year played and unexpectedly really liked UC4 and TLL. I'm curious to see where the new dev studio will go with the franchise.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#14
I do want more Uncharted. I don’t want the series to just go away at all, maybe take a break until mid next gen.

Chloe is an obvious choice for the protagonist but I could see a time jump for a new character, possibly mentored by Nate’s brother in the Sully role
 
Nov 14, 2018
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#17
As if Sony needs more Cinematic 3rd person Action Adventure story driven games from their first party studios. I'm going to take a wild guess and say it'll have a realistic artstyle too?
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#18
If this is another Uncharted, I wouldn't be surprised. That series is just too big not to continue. I'm glad this could mean it frees up ND for a new next gen IP after TLOU II.

This reminds me, I still need to play Uncharted 4 and Lost Legacy.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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VASG is a shared services team that can be used by all first party studios. The only games made in San Diego is MLB The Show.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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A ton of Sony's AAA games for the PS4 can be described as cinematic 3rd person action adventure titles. Why would you possibly think this is referring to Uncharted as if it alone can uniquely be described that way?
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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This doesn’t say anything about the next game being UC5. OP is connecting dots that don’t exist.
The title said suggest, not confirmed.

It's interesting how an ex Naughty Dog Dev is now Senior Game Designer on the title. What other cinematic 3rd person action/adventure titles fits the bill?

Time will tell.
 
OP
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Oct 27, 2017
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#32
The title said suggest, not confirmed.

It's interesting how an ex Naughty Dog Dev is now Senior Game Designer on the title. What other cinematic 3rd person action/adventure titles fits the bill?
Because I doubt Santa Monica is handing God of War over, Horizon is Guerrillas baby and Spider-man is Insomniacs.
Time will tell.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#39
The title said suggest, not confirmed.

It's interesting how an ex Naughty Dog Dev is now Senior Game Designer on the title. What other cinematic 3rd person action/adventure titles fits the bill?

Time will tell.
Well you have to think. Sony is kinda the king of cinematic 3rd person games. It’s not outside the realm of possibility that another franchise or IP could be made in that style.
 

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Oct 27, 2017
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#44
The only thing I want is Drake's daughter being a Kim Possible-like teenager/tween going on her first adventure with her family, but sometjing happens and she is on her own.

Nathan's story is over. If it's not his daughter, I'm not interested in whatever they make.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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They gave themselves TWO paths to continue the Uncharted series with U4's ending and Lost Legacy. Why not keep this train rolling?
 
Jul 14, 2018
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#49
The only thing I want is Drake's daughter being a Kim Possible-like teenager/tween going on her first adventure with her family, but sometjing happens and she is on her own.

Nathan's story is over. If it's not his daughter, I'm not interested in whatever they make.
Not even a 1960s/70s Sully game?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#50
The title said suggest, not confirmed.

It's interesting how an ex Naughty Dog Dev is now Senior Game Designer on the title. What other cinematic 3rd person action/adventure titles fits the bill?

Time will tell.
A former Amazon Studios (cancelled multiplayer Breakaway game) design director is a game director on the title. How's that fit your bill?