Naughty Dog showcased 16 minutes of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End at the PlayStation Experience.
“Although we are still in the pre-alpha stage of development, everything you see in the video is in-game and in real-time running at 1080p and a stable 30hz,” said Community Strategist Eric Monacelli. “It’s looking pretty spectacular already and we still have quite some time to optimize and refine our technology to make this the best looking and playing Uncharted game to date.
Naughty Dog is developing the PlayStation exclusive, The Last of Us.
The bombshell was dropped: Naughty Dog is developing the PlayStation exclusive, The Last of Us.
Shown at the Spike Video Game Awards, the trailer features a father and his daughter fighting it out with a thug and then battling some fast-moving zombie-like creatures. “This is our routine, day and night,” she narrates. “All we do is survive.”
The adventurous exploits of Nathan Drake continue. In a closed presentation, Naughty Dog’s Richard Lemarchand unveiled primaeval antagonist Katherine Marlowe, a middle aged British woman with a long standing grudge against our adventurous protagonist.
“The long-contested fight for possession of the ring will propel Drake and Sully to the heart of the Arabian desert,” said Lemarchand. “This will be a much more dangerous and insidious threat than Drake has ever faced before.”
For months, rumors of a third Uncharted installment percolated. Now, Naughty Dog has confirmed its development on Drake’s Deception, the long rumored threequel in the beloved franchise.
The setting takes inspiration from adventurist Lawrence of Arabia as our protagonist, Nathan Drake, explores the Arabian peninsula. The game deals with the theme of deception, while also focusing on Drake’s relationship with his traveling companion, Victor “Sully” Sullivan, in his search for the legendary city of the sifting sands.
The sequel will include “all of the core principles” established in previous installments delivering a “compelling” interactive experience. However, the main campaign isn’t the only focus.
There’s also a focus on competitive and cooperative modes, which are a key “ingredients” in the sequel. “We want to take on the big boys of the multi-player genre,” said President Evan Wells. “It has become something here at Naughty Dog that will become an important part to all our games.” Drake’s Deception is expected to hit retail Late 2011.
“We actually started [Among Thieves] game with an idea for a prequel story that we eventually cut,” said Lead Designer Neil Druckmann, when announcing Eye of Indra. “However, you’ll get to see that story fleshed out in the upcoming Uncharted Motion Comic.” Eye of Indra is a four-part motion comic series that’s available exclusively on the PlayStation Store for the price of “free”.
With Among Thieves not even out the door, Naughty Dog has already started talking about anotherUnchartedsequel. Well, it’s actually a prequel to the first Uncharted, Drake’s Fortune. However, it’s not the kind of prequel you play, it’s the type you “receive”.
During the live chat for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves on the PlayStation.blog, the game’s Lead Designer Neil Druckmann revealed that Naught Dog is planning a prequel motion comic called Uncharted: Eye of Indra - featuring voice talent from the cast of the video games – that goes into Drake’s adventures before the first game.
“We actually started [Among Thieves] game with an idea for a prequel story that we eventually cut,” said Druckmann. “However, you’ll get to see that story fleshed out in the upcoming Uncharted Motion Comic.”
Also, when responding to a question about his favorite female character, Druckmann replied stating that, “I’m gonna go with Rika… You’ll meet her in Uncharted: Eye of Indra - the upcoming Motion Comic.” Sounds exotic. More information should be revealed soon.