The environment designer in games such as Uncharted and The Last of Us 2 joined the team of the new Sony studio in San Diego. It is rumored that the studio has been working on a new Uncharted game for PS5.
The Sony Studio in San Diego is one big mystery. It was founded a few years ago in cooperation with motion animation specialists from the Visual Arts Service Group. It is still not known on which game the team is currently working on. Sony, in turn, never officially stated its official role. The studio itself does not even have an official name.
Employees seem to be working on something and there are already effects. Increased recruitment has been going on there for some time, as part of which many former Naughty Dog members have been recruited to the team. Recently, Zak Oliver, who left Naughty Dog last month, also went there.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Zak Oliver joined the studio as the chief environmental designer. While working at Naughty Dog, he was creating the environment in The Last of Us, The Last of Us 2, and Uncharted 4.
According to rumors, a new development team of Sony in San Diego is working on the next part of Uncharted. However, Sony has not yet confirmed it. Jim Ryan, the PlayStation CEO, admitted that Sony has plans for many other PS5 games that are just about to be announced.
Due to the many takeovers of Naughty Dog employees, the evidence for many insiders is increasing that the Visual Arts team is currently working on an Uncharted project for the PS5. Of course, it is not known whether the title will be Uncharted 5, a spin-off, or even a reboot, but it could not be ruled out that the title would be a direct continuation of the Uncharted 4 series.
We may find out later about the San Diego project. Meanwhile, we keep our fingers crossed. Stay tuned to get the latest information on Uncharted for PS5 only on GamerTweak.com.