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In February 2012, we had the opportunity to talk with Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann about an abandoned reboot of Jak and Daxter. Today we finally get a look at some of the concept art the studio was working on.
The images come by way of Druckmann's recent IGDA talk captured by Toronto radio station AM640's Andy Borkowski. You can see the entirety of the talk on AM640's website.
You can also check out a video interview below.
[Source: Toronto AM640]
Our TakeI appreciate Naughty Dog's reasons for abandoning the Jak & Daxter reboot. Druckmann and partner Bruce Straley were afraid their efforts were more marketing-driven than creatively inspired. The choice to move on and start fresh ultimately led them to The Last of Us. I think they made the right call.
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I'm sure naughty dog could have done a superb job on this game. But it's good they moved in a different direction for a more original IP. But we do have a HD collection at least .
While I'm incredibly glad that they didn't do a realistic reboot, I'm still saddened by the fact that there isn't another Jak an Daxter game by Naughty Dog. The Jak series(1,2,3 and maybe even racing) is probably one of my top favorite game series.
I just want them to buy back Crash Bandicoot and Reboot that. I miss Crash so much.
Glad the game was shelved. Would have ruined my found memories of Jak and Daxter.
I think those weird Daxter images look pretty cool. That is if they weren't actually supposed to be Daxter. He must forever remain a cartoon.
I hope they return to Jak & Daxter one day