Happy New Year from Naughty Dog

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All of us at Naughty Dog wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!

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2009 has been both incredibly busy AND amazing year for us on all counts. We started the year off working hard on UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves and we had no idea what was going to be in store for us and for our fans as the year progressed.

We had our heads down for most of the year making sure we put together an awesome game that we think you would like, but when E3 came around, we took a moment to stop and realize that things were really coming together as UNCHARTED 2 picked up over 20 awards when all was said and done. It’s safe to say we were stoked to get this recognition and it made us kick things up a notch over the next several months as we were putting the finishing touches on our game. When we released UNCHARTED 2 in October to critical acclaim, we were looking forward to hearing what all of our fans thought on NaughtyDog.com, the PlayStation forums, Twitter and anywhere else on the internet you discussed our game. Now, we’re wrapping up the year watching our game win Game of the Year not just once, but many times over and counting — and we couldn’t imagine a better note to end 2009 on.

Everyone at the studio has been on a well-deserved break for the past couple of weeks, taking some time for ourselves and spending time with our friends and families who didn’t get to see too much of us as we were finishing up UNCHARTED 2. Hopefully you’ve caught a few of us enjoying our free time joining you in multiplayer here and there recently. We’ll be back in the studio next week and you’ll be hearing soon after that about some of the DLC we’ve been working on for UNCHARTED 2.

We can’t say it enough – thanks to all of you for being fans of Naughty Dog and our games! We work hard to make games that our fans enjoy and we couldn’t have done it without such great and vocal support from our community.

Happy holidays!

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124 Comments

  • yay! happy new year to you to Naughty Dog,

  • Your are very welcome Naughty Dog. Keep up the awesome work and can;t wait for some more DLC.

  • GOTY, for sure. thanks for such an awesome experience. (p.s. – more co-op survival DLC please!)

  • Speaking of DLC any idea when Rika Raja and Pinkerton will be available in places other than Europe?

  • Happy New Year!

    And thanks for the wonderful games Uncharted and Uncharted 2.

    Cant wait for 3.

  • YAY Uncharted 2 DLC!

  • NAUGHTY DOG U GUYS R THE BEST DEVS EVVVVVAAAAARRR!!!

  • NAUGHTY DOG U GUYS R THE BEST DEVS EEEVVVVAAAARRRR!!!

  • I will buy all of it. I don’t care how you price it either. I love you.

  • Happy New Year to you to Naughty Dog and cheers to the best game of the year, with the multiple awards to prove it, Uncharted 2! W00T!

  • more rounds of coop survival DLC please please please!

  • I’d also like to mention I would pay what ever you ask for a Jak skin in multiplayer

  • Thank You Naughty Dog for being an awesome team of developers/creators and creating amazing games. Here’s to your continued success in 2010 and the years to come. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL THE DOGS!!!

  • OOOooo…DLC!!

  • Happy New Year to you guys/girls! You’re the best devs in the industry; keep up the good work while I keep dreaming of an HD Crash Bandicoot.

  • Happy New Year to you too, Naughty Dog! New DLC coming this way, and that’s great, but consider a little Jak And Daxter on PS3, eh? Just…keep it in mind, if ever you get enough time… or like #12 mentioned, a Jak skin would be a great start. ^^

    Happy Holidays!

    Chris

  • Y’all did a fabulous job with Uncharted 2, no question about that… Was one of my most anticipated titles for the PS3, as was the original Uncharted.. I hope 2010 is a great year for Naughty Dog and I look forward to whatever else you may do..
    One question tho, especially for some of the bigger developers, do you intend on ever doing some smaller, PSN titles…?? I’m always curious what might come from a more mainstream developer if they put some efforts into a smaller, quicker title(i know, they arent always that quick to develop).. companies like yourselves, EA, Activision, etc… I wonder what they could do with smaller titles…

  • Spent most of my holiday playing U2, it was amazing. Still need to finish the game in Crushing to get the Platinum though.

    Hope 2010 will be amazing for you guys as well. More DLC, and hopefully announcement of the next game.

  • Happy new year to you too ND! Uncharted 2 was the bright spot in 2009. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next!

    p.s. Hope you find a solution to the issue of idle players ;)

  • Happy New Year and congrats on making such a great game! Can’t wait for the DLC, but am still waiting for, like the other poster, for an HD Crash Bandicoot. (buy that ip back from those other devs)

  • Happy New Year ND!

    There were a lot of great games in 2009, but have to say Uncharted 2 was GOTY and possibly of the Decade.

    Thanks, and can’t wait for your next game.

    Cheers!!!

  • Hey ND when are you guys going to release some mine kart Co-op DLC? Every action adventure game HAS to have a mine kart level and now with co-op it could be even better. Anyways happy new year and thanks for a great product.

  • Happy new year “dog”, thanks for the great games….

  • We owe it all to you

  • Happy new year ND, and keep on creating good games as uncharted ;-)

  • happy new year ND, and keep on making good games as uncharted yeah!

  • Happy New Year Naughty Dog! Uncharted 2 is amazing and it’s racking up all the GOTY awards! keep up the good work

  • Happy New Year to you, Arne, and all the fine people @ Naughty Dog. Congratulations on all the GOTY awards Uncharted 2 has received – well deserved they are. :)

  • P.S Add more co-op and I hope for next time you guys add a split-screen co-op mode.

  • Any word on a Uncharted 2 Dynamic Theme or Premium Avatars?

  • Thank you Naughty Dog for the GOTY! It was well deserved!! Happy 2010, and I can’t wait to see what you have for us PS3 gamers for years to come!!

  • Game of the year, game of the year!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVujFZ_jW-4

  • I BIG Happy New Year to Naughty Dog. I’m looking forward to DLC and future game.

    Congrats on GOTY!

  • What about Pinkerton e Rika Raja skins for Uncharted 2 on PSN USA?

    And many time my game crash on Train Wrecked map! Did This happen with any one too? That’s happend with me and my friends!

    And finally Happy New Year!

  • ND loved the HOME spaces seriously what’s up with the code pads in sullys bar???

  • 2009 was one of the best years in this decade and Uncharted 2 is one of the few reasons why. Happy New Year to everyone at Naughty Dog and thank you guys again for this amazing virtual experience.

  • happy new year to all!
    hope this year will bring us alot of good games & services for us playstation fans!

    oh yeah, i hope for an improved web browser as well.
    sorry to naughty dog for going off-topic here

  • Thank you for the most awesome gaming experience of my entire life! I can’t wait for Uncharted 3. Happy New Year!

  • Happy New Year to you, Naughty Dog!! Thank you again for creating one of the very best gaming/entertainment experiences I’ve known.

    Uncharted 2 is a magnum opus and you deserve all the praise and acclaim you have received. May the new year bring you luck and even more success….and possibly some awesome new content for us fans!!!

  • Happy New Year and congrats on the success of Uncharted 2. It is a masterpiece.

  • thank you naughty dog u guys r legendary thanks for such an epic game and congratulations on all ur success and happy new years and cant wait for uncharted 2 DLC and uncharted 3 E3 announcement? *wink*

  • You guys deserve it… I’ve never felt this happy for a game/game developer before.

    Naughty Dog is my number 1 crew, I trust you guys to push the envelop and do some kick ass stuff, every time… back since the Crash days!

    Hope Uncharted 2 sells well enough for you, and can’t wait to see what’s in store for us…

    Happy New Year dawgs!

  • D-D-DLC? You’ve just made me a very happy gamer :).

  • UC2 was no doubt an amazing game…but im just curious becuase no one has mention it yet, how is it doin in sales?? Wikipedia said the game cross the 1 million mark in November but whats the current status on that??

  • Please have co op i Love Co-Op Co-Op so good that I’ve hardly being competitive. I have even met beautiful female gamers by playing co-op keep up the good work naughty dog thank you for the wonderful game

  • Happy New Year, and congratulations on your continued success! I’m looking forward to seeing what Naughty Dog is cooking up next.

  • My wife got me the game for Xmas. I’ve had almost no time to play, but the three chapters I have played through have been utterly engrossing. Fantastic job, Dogs! You totally earned all of those awards.

  • LooL i like the picture!

  • Yea u guys deserved everything you got U2 was the greatest game of ’09.. Although a sad year with the deaths of Micheal Jackson and James Owen Sullivan-drummer for Avenged Sevenfold..
    Anyways cant wait to find out what Naughty Dog as in-store for us this year!!!

    Happy New Year!

  • Happy New Year and Thanks for making such AWESOME games .

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