Naughty Dog Founder Jason Rubin Credits Sony For 'The Last of Us' & 'Unchartered'

By Samille Jan Abada , Updated Dec 20, 2016 12:42 PM EST

More than a decade ago, the developer Naughty Dog decided to sell itself to Sony. Jason Rubin founder of Naughty Dog said that the franchises "The Last of Us" and "Unchartered" might have never been created if it the takeover didn't happen.

According to an interview in IGN, he said that it made sense teaming up with Sony. Their working relationship has been successful that the games they are considered excellent just like "Jak and Daxter" and "Crash Bandicoot" franchises.

Jason Rubin said that the relationship of Naughty Dog with Sony was magical and intertwined. There are always certainties between two parties and that always make sense according to GameSpot. The decision of Naughty Dog was right and it can be shown on what it is today compared to when it was not sold to Sony. He doubts that it could have done everything as what it has now.

The franchises "The Last of Us" and "Unchartered" gained their critical and commercial successes, but Jason Rubin does not think it will be that way if the partnership with Sony has not been carried out.

Furthermore, he described Naughty Dog's relationship with Sony as incredibly good. He added that it could have cratered if the resources and the time needed by the studio are not given by Sony.

"Unchartered 4" newest update "The Lost Legacy" allows a multiplayer game and it also includes a standalone DLC game. Meanwhile, "The Last of Us: Part II" has been announced recently by Naughty Dog.

Jason Rubin said that it was never easy for him to sell Naughty Dog to Sony in 2001. But he and co-founder Andy Gavin finally made a tough decision and they deeply agonized over it. The result was excellent as such decision made the company reach incredible heights most especially with the success of "Crash Bandicoot".


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