Naughty Dog Supports Strong Female Leads


Ellie and Joel of The Last of Us

In an interview with GamesIndustry, Naughty Dog’s creative director and writer Neil Druckmann states that triple A games could benefit from having strong female leads in their games that aren’t solely there for visual aesthetics, or having a main character of color. He does mention, however, that with triple A games, it is harder to make “gigantic shifts” because “a lot of times in triple A games, people feel like they need to play it safe because there’s so many parts of a giant corporation working on a global scale to launch a title that they don’t want to take too many risks.”




Nathan Drake of the Uncharted series

Naughty Dog, who have gone from cartoony, child-like games such as the Crash Bandicoot and the Jak and Daxter series to more in-depth and engaging storylines in games such as the Uncharted series and The Last of Us, have made their mark on the gaming world by being a developer to watch for those who want a story-driven yet action-packed experience. With the release of PlayStation 4 on November 15, you can bet that they will be utilizing the extra power of the console to bring the experience up to a new level.