I have no idea if this has been brought up before, (it seems like a familiar subject, maybe brought up by the bomb squad) but has anyone noticed that Naughty Dog have a pattern of creating three games within a franchises, then moving on to a new one. I mean, they started out with Crash Bandicoot which were one of the flagship games for the Playstation then created two sequels, and then a driving game 'Crash Team Racing'. Then for the Playstation 2, they brought out what you assume was another flagship game, Jak and Daxter. Again this was followed up by two sequels and a racing game Jak X: Combat Racing. Lastly is obviously Uncharted which is again one of the Playstation 3's flagship games.
Now I love Uncharted 2 (not so much Uncharted: Drakes Fortune), but it makes me wonder, and worry that Uncharted 3 will be the last in the series OR that Uncharted 3 will be the last to be produced by Naughty Dog and will begin to be produced by another developer just like their other IP's (Crash Bandicoot being developed by Traveller's Tales and Radical Entertainment and the Jak series being produced by Ready at Dawn and High Impact Games). Don't get me wrong, I'm sure that these spin offs are good, or not (not quite sure, as I haven't played the spin offs) but it would be a shame for Naughty Dog to lose probably one of their most well loved franchises to another developer. Or could it be that Naughty Dog will actually want to work an a new IP after Uncharted 3. As seen above Naughty Dog create new IPs for Sony each generation, so will this time be any different.
I would love to hear what you guys think on this. Would you be happy that Naughty Dog move on to something new, or would you like them to produce another Uncharted after 3?