So, it turns out Naughty Dog are actively seeking an Online Systems Programmer to join their team for a future release. That can mean a few things: The Last of Us is getting an ambitious co-op mode, or Uncharted is getting a makeover to blend in with the online trend.
Or, you know, it could be something else entirely. There’s not really a great amount of detail on Naughty Dog’s website, as they clearly don’t want anybody to know what’s going on behind closed doors. But, I mean, that’s understandable. It doesn’t stop us from prying though, eh?
According to the job responsibilities, the chosen candidate will have the heavy task of architecting new online features for both the game and the surrounding services. Plus, it looks like they’ll also be in charge of integrating new features so the title can acquire a larger player base. So, it seems this project isn’t going to be the next Pong. It’s going to be big. And you can guarantee it’s going to be epic. But with Naughty Dog – we expect nothing less.
The most blatant choices would either be The Last of Us or Uncharted. Those, of course, are the two big franchises that most gamers tend to snap to when discussing Naughty Dog as a whole. But let’s not forget the fact that this monster of a developer is also responsible for the Jak series, as well as the Crash Bandicoot universe, too. So, in all honesty, there’s no telling what the next project might be. For all we know – it could be something else entirely.
We’re sure Naughty Dog will let us in for a cheeky preview next year. Hopefully. But in the meantime, let’s give them the patience and respect they deserve. Whatever it is they’re working on – we know it’ll likely dominate the market.
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