Before the studio Naughty Dog was one of Sony’s biggest first-party developers with series like The Last of Us and Uncharted, they established themselves in the early 2000s with Jak & Daxter. This platfroming adventure series has been dormant since 2008, and it appears there are no new Jak & Daxter games are currently in development.
At the recent Academy of Interactive Arts and Science’s Game Maker’s Notebook series, co-president of Naughty Dog Evan Wells was asked by Insomniac’s Ted Price if the studio still receives requests from fans to develop a new Jak & Daxter game.
“We do, in fact,” Wells replied (as transcribed by VGC) at the event. “We’ve had a couple of Twitter campaigns where people have been tweeting us every single day [saying] ‘I want a new Jak & Daxter, I want a new Jak & Daxter’, and they aren’t just simple 280-character tweets, they have Photoshopped memes and everything they’re including on a daily basis, and the effort has got to be significant.”
Wells added that the studio still has a lot of love for the franchise, but there are no new plans to continue the series.
“I hate to break it to them, but we do not have Jak & Daxter here in development right now. But we still love the characters and I see what you guys [at Insomniac] are doing with Ratchet and that makes me wish that we did, and we would have one in development, because there’s still a lot of love for Jak & Daxter in the studio.”