Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

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Naughty Dog has no desire to abandon its hugely successful Uncharted franchise when the PlayStation 4 rolls around, the studio has told VideoGamer.com.

The Sony-owned Santa Monica team has previously worked on a new franchise with each console generation - Crash Bandicoot on PSone, Jak and Daxter on PS2 and Uncharted on PS3 - but the studio insists the move to PlayStation 4 won't necessarily mean the end of Nathan Drake.

"It just happened to work out that way," said game director Justin Richmond. "We've only ever done one franchise per generation just because we're a one-team studio, and that's something we've always stuck with."

Community strategist Arne Meyer added: "The games changed because the technology changed. We were trying to create games around the technology. Jak was doing a lot of interesting things in terms of design; we had a game design and a game world that fit with what the new technology had. With the PS3, technology had advanced to the point where we could do stylised realism. There's a tonne of reasons, but that was one of the reasons why things started to progress that way. We were looking for something different, because Jak wasn't really fitting into that. It felt more interesting to do that."

"When we switched over from Jak to Uncharted, people wanted something new," added Richmond. "People get bored of working on the same stuff over and over. You don't want to just slavishly remake games to what the demand is. You want to be interested in what you're working on, and the second that we get bored that's when the games will be something that no-one wants to play, right? We've never said that Uncharted is two games, or three games or whatever. There's not a masterplan sitting in the studio, [adopts evil genius voice] "WE WILL MAKE FIVE OF THESE!" Our fans are huge on this game, and they're already asking, 'When is Uncharted 4 coming out?!' 'You haven't even played 3 yet, calm down!'

"As long as people are willing to buy these games, and as long as we feel like we have an interesting story to tell, I'm absolutely happy to keep making them. But at some point, there's going to come a point where people in the studio are interested in doing something new, and we'll move on."

Richmond concluded: "In terms of hardware generations and all that junk, we're just making games. At this point hardware is so powerful to begin with, it's almost a secondary concern. The leap into the next generation is going to be amazing, right? But I don't think it's going to be something that demands us to make a totally new franchise. If we want to, the option's there."

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception will be released November 2.

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sergioregio's Avatar


I think naughty dog must do something new, somethink people never seen and surprise us, like a 3rd person adventure game about the world of fantastic, where you are a little boy triing to survive and then he envolves him selves into the story. maybe with dragons and with original adrenaline action sequences like in uncharted, for example, triing to run of a giant troll or runing trough a collapsing bridge and in the end jump to a back of a dragon and survive to all that. are you understand me, imagine what I say with the cinematography of naughty dog games and the mind blowing graphics of ps4. its gonna be amazing if they do something like this!!!
PS: but I still love the fact naughty dog problably will do a uncharted 4 IN PS4!!!!
Posted 23:39 on 06 December 2011
Clockpunk's Avatar


Of course they will if there's potential profit in it... what a stupid statement. That was worth making a news story about...?

Same as Mass Effect, Assassins Creed, and any other series that will see a continuation (milking) of the series with the next console generation.
Posted 13:07 on 18 October 2011
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Glad to hear it, but they've really got to put a stronger focus on over-arching narrative between games if they're going to extend its life. They're fine as isolated stories, but how compelling can each game be when you just see it as "more Uncharted".

Instead, we need to see Uncharted 4 and think "wow, I wonder how he's going to charm his way out of this predicament". The problem with that is that it encourages episodic content, and we know how that ends up. The difference with Uncharted is that so much of its appeal is comparable to a TV show.

Also, the main trio of characters has a very similar dynamic, and they even act similar, to those in Burn Notice. I've just started watching it, and it hit me almost instantly, especially Sam.
Posted 12:53 on 18 October 2011

Game Stats

Release Date: 01/11/2011
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: SCEE
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 1,737 13
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