In an interview with Game Informer, Naughty Dog director Bruce Straley revealed that other projects at the studio have taken a backseat with the development of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
This includes the team that’s brainstorming the potential sequel to The Last of Us. “We’re 110 percent in Uncharted 4 territory now. Blinders on, make this awesome,” Straley Responded.
“We totally get it, because we have those same feelings as well. We have brainstormed sequel ideas for The Last of Us, and we’ve brainstormed ideas for new games, but all of that is put on ice right now while we work on Uncharted 4.”
Then, Straley added that the studio ever committing to a sequel for The Last of Us is still a “big assumption.” So, it could or could not happen. But, we all know Naughty Dog will do it.
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.