Naughty Dog Confirmed To Be Developing New IP, Dev’s LinkedIn Reveals

This new IP has been rumored for over a year.

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  • Naughty Dog has allegedly been confirmed to be working on a new IP, as spotted on one of the dev’s LinkedIn profiles.
  • The studio earlier said it was developing more than one single-player title, one of which is likely from the new series.
  • A new IP was also seemingly teased back in The Last of Us Part 1 two years ago, suggesting a fantasy theme.

Naughty Dog has been relatively quiet this gen when it comes to releasing new titles. However, the studio is busy creating a lot of projects behind the scenes. One of these rumored games is said to be a part of an entirely new IP. Now, as initially shared by the Redditor u/AngieK22, an illustrator at the studio, Colin Lorimer, has allegedly confirmed those rumors. The LinkedIn profile of the dev reveals that he is prepping the studio’s “latest IP.

The Naughty Dog illustrator Colin Lorimer is working on the studio's new IP.
The Naughty Dog illustrator Colin Lorimer is working on the studio’s new IP.

The Last of Us Online was previously all the hype in the gaming scene. However, the project was officially canned because Naughty Dog refused to become a live service studio. The devs instead wanted to focus on developing more single-player entries. As a result, the announcement also confirmed that multiple single-player games were in the brewer. One of these titles is deemed to be from an entirely new IP from the studio.

We have more than one ambitious, brand new single player game that we’re working on here at Naughty Dog, and we cannot wait to share more about what comes next when we’re ready,” read the announcement.

The nature and setting of the game in development for the new IP are currently up in the air. However, we may have a subtle hint presented in an in-game easter egg is to be believed. Connecting the scattered dots, a new IP was also teased in The Last of Us Part 1 in the form of images that were out of place completely. The hung pictures on a soft board all shared a similar fantasy theme, teasing that the latest IP could be based around it. 

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However, we still suggest taking the recent development with a pinch of salt. The description on LinkedIn could be outdated, and plans may have changed by Naughty Dog. There are also low chances where the wording “latest IP” actually does not imply a new IP by The Last of Us developers at all. Regardless, going by the many unannounced projects that are in development by the team, the existence of a new IP seems palpable.

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