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Rumor Game Dev Naughty Dog Rumored to Be Developing New IP

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According to an insider that goes by the name @RalphsValve on Twitter, Naughty Dog will be working on a new IP as its next major game. The mysterious insider says very little else about the project in question, but notes that the main protagonist of the game will be a black character. As a whole, what's being expressed here wouldn't be shocking to see come about, but it's important to take it all with a grain of sale. While this insider has had scoops in the past that have later been corroborated by others, it's hard to know if this most recent bit of into will prove to be true in the future.

 

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According to an insider that goes by the name @RalphsValve on Twitter, Naughty Dog will be working on a new IP as its next major game. The mysterious insider says very little else about the project in question, but notes that the main protagonist of the game will be a black character. As a whole, what's being expressed here wouldn't be shocking to see come about, but it's important to take it all with a grain of sale. While this insider has had scoops in the past that have later been corroborated by others, it's hard to know if this most recent bit of into will prove to be true in the future.


Well we know they are doing a new IP since after Uncharted 4 so its been a few years.
 

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First Black Lead?

This is bullshit
 
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This is an old rumor that goes many years back. Wouldn't put much stock into this random
 
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The rumors about Naughty Dog doing mocap with a black actor started even before TLOU2...and it turned out to be for the character of Isaac.
So i'll take this with a grain of salt for sure.

Was about to post something similar. I wonder if this so-called insider dug up that old piece of "information", or if there is some truth to it after all.
 

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I hope this comes to PC sooner than later. I like the PS5->PC ports we've gotten so far.
 

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Eh. Admirable as it maybe, Nolan did this and completely miscast Danzel Washington’s son John David Washington. He would’ve been great as Neil. He’s good but not ready to be the male lead. The movie likely suffered as a result. Robert Pattinson should’ve been the male lead.

I don’t have any proof but I think Abby also started as a ‘wouldn’t it be cool to have a butch female lead’ character. Her character suffered as a result IMO. She looked too cartoony and weird to be relatable.

Let’s hope they have a good actor like Isaac’s actor Jeffry Wright lined up to play the lead. He needs to have screen presence and gravitas first and foremost.
 

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Eh. Admirable as it maybe, Nolan did this and completely miscast Danzel Washington’s son John David Washington. He would’ve been great as Neil. He’s good but not ready to be the male lead. The movie likely suffered as a result. Robert Pattinson should’ve been the male lead.

I don’t have any proof but I think Abby also started as a ‘wouldn’t it be cool to have a butch female lead’ character. Her character suffered as a result IMO. She looked too cartoony and weird to be relatable.

Let’s hope they have a good actor like Isaac’s actor Jeffry Wright lined up to play the lead. He needs to have screen presence and gravitas first and foremost.
Pattinson was cast as Neil because he's also Max.

 
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It's going to be a black Jak character that helps both Jak and Daxter get to their own dimension?
 

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This so much. You have no other info on the game at all, but what color the lead is is what matters? Fucking Druckman, what have you done to this once great studio
Jesus. Put down your torch son. Druckman hasn't said shit about the game. The only one who's mentioned anything about this supposed character is some asshat on Twitter
 

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Wrong, in the uncharted the lost legacy she is. along side Chloe so technically she is or one of the first african american/south african staring in naughty dogs developed title. this being Nadine and Riley from left behind for the last of us.
By lead, they mean the player character.

Nadine is never playable. Not a real lead character.

Nate, Chloe, Joel, Ellie, & Abby.

5 playable characters from ND on PS3 & PS4, none black.

(Plus technically Sam, Sara, and Cassie are briefly playable. All white.)
 
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Eh. Admirable as it maybe, Nolan did this and completely miscast Danzel Washington’s son John David Washington. He would’ve been great as Neil. He’s good but not ready to be the male lead. The movie likely suffered as a result. Robert Pattinson should’ve been the male lead.

I don’t have any proof but I think Abby also started as a ‘wouldn’t it be cool to have a butch female lead’ character. Her character suffered as a result IMO. She looked too cartoony and weird to be relatable.

Let’s hope they have a good actor like Isaac’s actor Jeffry Wright lined up to play the lead. He needs to have screen presence and gravitas first and foremost.

completely agreed

it wouldnt surprise me if ND started design discussions with “we already know that X gender of Y race will be the lead, how do we make a story around that?”

when it should be natural, the story you want to tell may lend itself to a certain race or lead

It is pandering. You look at the game reveals lately and 50% of them seem to be black females. What percentage of the population is that? Why are we having to force that demographic so much into games rather than letting it be more natural? It’s just a way to virtue signal and it’s pretty embarrassing how forced it all is
 

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Eh. Admirable as it maybe, Nolan did this and completely miscast Danzel Washington’s son John David Washington. He would’ve been great as Neil. He’s good but not ready to be the male lead. The movie likely suffered as a result. Robert Pattinson should’ve been the male lead.

I don’t have any proof but I think Abby also started as a ‘wouldn’t it be cool to have a butch female lead’ character. Her character suffered as a result IMO. She looked too cartoony and weird to be relatable.

Let’s hope they have a good actor like Isaac’s actor Jeffry Wright lined up to play the lead. He needs to have screen presence and gravitas first and foremost.
Yeah no way branaghs character marries a black woman. The whole movie would need to be recast and rewritten
 
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completely agreed

it wouldnt surprise me if ND started design discussions with “we already know that X gender of Y race will be the lead, how do we make a story around that?”

when it should be natural, the story you want to tell may lend itself to a certain race or lead

It is pandering. You look at the game reveals lately and 50% of them seem to be black females. What percentage of the population is that? Why are we having to force that demographic so much into games rather than letting it be more natural? It’s just a way to virtue signal and it’s pretty embarrassing how forced it all is
wtf are you talking about? How many games have black leads? One game is rumored to have a black lead and now its pandering? If that's true then the games industry has been pandering to white males for decades.
 
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completely agreed

it wouldnt surprise me if ND started design discussions with “we already know that X gender of Y race will be the lead, how do we make a story around that?”

when it should be natural, the story you want to tell may lend itself to a certain race or lead

It is pandering. You look at the game reveals lately and 50% of them seem to be black females. What percentage of the population is that? Why are we having to force that demographic so much into games rather than letting it be more natural? It’s just a way to virtue signal and it’s pretty embarrassing how forced it all is
If you care, Neil Druckmann said Nadine was not written with any race. Just a woman from South Africa.

Then they cast Laura Bailey to play her.

Later, a character concept artist showed their drawing of Nadine as black.

They liked the look and went for it, despite already casting Bailey.

Hence the white chick playing the black chick.
 
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By lead, they mean the player character.

Nadine is never playable. Not a real lead character.

Nate, Chloe, Joel, & Ellie.

4 playable characters from ND on PS3 & PS4, none black.

(Plus technically Sam, Sara, and Cassie are briefly playable. All white.)


Not what they phrased in their response. she wasn't playable but she was or is one of the lead characters for lost legacy. lead role doesn't necessarily mean one character or just the playable character. Two characters can be both lead roles, hence you will get some who for movies "the two leading stars" this can be applied to this particular case. because both of these characters were the leads, with Chloe being the first and Nadine the second.
 
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That Ralph guy has been throwing a lot of "insider" information lately but no one knows about him, better wait for a more trustworthy source, btw his twitter account is around 1 month old
 
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Hire Idris Elba
Not a fan of Idris Elba, don´t find him to be a good lead actor, he is more a second role?actor (like in Thor, Beasts of No Nation) vs. where he plays the lead actor (shitty paris cop-movie, that one against the rock and that stupid bike, him as sniper? in suicide squad reboot ...).

Please, not another marvel IP! Why not give the voice of Kratos a chance? Voice + actor (face, persona) = done!


He’s great in Luther. It depends on the material.
Never watched that one. Thanks for the TV tip.
 
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