Uncharted 4: Naughty Dog Artist Releases HD Screenshots of Nathan Drake’s Character Model

Looks absolutely stunning.

Posted By | On 21st, Dec. 2014 Under News, Screenshots | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet



Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is a visual spectacle. There are absolutely no two ways about it. And although Naughty Dog’s magnum opus is still far away from launch, the team is working hard to not only push the visuals further but also implement creative gameplay mechanics.

Two weeks ago, Sony organized a Naughty Dog Panel at the PlayStation Experience where they showcased the technology behind Nathan Drake’s character model and graphical updates in Uncharted 4. Although we have already seen the presentation in action, there were no direct feed shots released by Naughty Dog. Fortunately, we now have high definition screenshots which shows every minute detail of Nathan Drake’s character model and his face. The screenshots above were uploaded by Frank Tzeng who is the  Lead Character artist at Naughty Dog on his Artstation profile. Make sure you open the images in a new window.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End releases exclusively for the PlayStation 4 sometime in 2015. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below and stay tuned for more news and updates regarding Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

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  • Psionicinversion

    lets see how much it gets downgraded, although i think theyll downgrade the environment before they downgrade the model so keep an eye on that grass and lighting

    • Jeffrey Kuhl

      Bitter fanboy?

    • Psionicinversion

      nope they may just try to pump up the visuals to much for the hardware to handle. Remember that there trying to go for 60fps which only gives them 16ms to fit everything in @ 30fps youve got 33ms may not seem like much but to a computer its an eternity.

      I dont think theyll achieve it. But if they do, will it look better than other 60fps console games on the market, most definately but industry defining like they say no chance. At 30fps they may have a slight chance well they will until Star Citizen is released then every game on the market even within 5 years after release is going to struggle to get even close to it but thats the way it is

    • andy

      It WILL be industry defining. How hard is it to understand that the Uncharted series has yet to be topped in the animation department? Drake’s run cycle alone from Drake’s Fortune beats most games. If you don’t even understand this, how can you possibly give an informed opinion about Uncharted 4 lol???

    • Psionicinversion

      Star Citizen has partnered with imaginarium for the performance mo cap stuff… a hollywood blockbuster animator that did golem from lord of the rings and animations for the apes from Planet of the Apes, yeah UC4 going to beat that!

    • AndrewLB

      All you’re doing is repeating PR crap that came from the developer and not actually using logic here. The animations in Assassin’s Creed were outstanding, as were the redux of the latest tomb raider. Speaking of outstanding character animation, check this out…


      Crysis 3 was also also top notch.

      And truth be told, the Inverse Kinematics used in Uncharted 4 have been around for quite some time.

    • Psionicinversion

      thats amazing going have to bookmark that :d

    • Jason Mounce

      It takes a bitter person to be cynical and Expect, predict, or infact be anticipating a downgrade. ‘Downgrade’ is the most overused word of merely the recent 1-2 months. Anyone who uses it are quite depressing.

      AC Unity basically invented it as a ‘trend’ for people to become paranoid and jump on the ZOMG DOWNGRADe?!1!1!. I hear people even chattering about Dying Light ‘being downgraded’ as they f***ing put a magnifying glass to their monitors to examine the pixels and scream out how it’s DIFFERENT! SOMETHINGS CHANGED! IT MUST BE DOWNGRADED!” as they go rush out to make a blog or article about how they believe it’s been downgraded.

      Dying Light in this instance, there’s no point in a downgrade, it’s not that fabulous to begin with and the engine is ‘What you see is what you get’ – albeit, the comparison was just different due to the fact of Daytime colouration vs afternoon and whatnot.

      People should only compare In-progress vs Launch visuals to note if it’s downgraded, like Forza 5 and AC Unity, not “LOOK AT THIS ALPHA FOOTAGE VS THIS ALPHA FOOTAGE/BETA FOOTAGE! DOWNGRADE OMG!” or “This alpha footage doesn’t look as good as before, THAT MUST MEAN LAUNCH FOOTAGE WILL BE DOWNGRADED!”

    • Psionicinversion

      actually alot of people say ND was the inventor of downgrades, apparently TLOU had downgraded gfx the AI was massively downgraded so there expecting downgrades in UC4 and i think they will. hitting 60fps is ambitious for the ps4 and AAA titles dont sit well with 60fps becuase the hardware isnt powerful enough to support it. heck even TLOU remastered has some drops from 60fps not many but enough to say it cant even run a dx9 game

    • Jason Mounce

      The inventor?…That’s a bit of exaggeration. Albeit I do know with the whole Uncharted 3 had radically changed a bit for the worse during a prior trailer vs launch.

      However, AI downgrade? Where would you get this information exactly that the AI would’ve gone through some kind of evolution throughout Uncharted 1,2,3?.

      Not powerful enough to hit 60FPS?……a lot of games are hitting 60FPS on PS4. It’s both a design choice, and a ‘feature’ for games that may not be as incredibly reliant on visual fidelity. Like, MGS5 – it looks great – And is 1080p, 60FPS.

      The rest of your comment is mere Bait-material, it’s sorta sad. :/

    • Psionicinversion

      well i actually bought MGS5 GZ when i drunk friday night off steam (33% off day 1 so was about £11 instead of 17) maxed the settings got 50 fps i think but the detail level light sources etc is alot higher than PS4 etc and tbh i didnt see the wow factor tbh. Might try it out on my 47inch TV (connected to comp through HDMI) and see if a see the wow factor there but didnt really impress me.

      The AI in TLOU (PS3 version) was talking about and it was a major downgrade. At the E3 or something it was heavily scripted but on release it didnt live upto it. I saw a video where he stood out in the open in a corridor only a small corridor an NPC came around looked straight at him and basically didnt see him so carried on and that was one thing majorly different from the reveal, basically univerally panned for it apparently.

      A game can look good and all but if the AI just isnt upto scratch then your going get bored as it will become to easy when you learn what you can and cant get away with.

    • Psionicinversion

      well with AI fair enough when it comes COD or BF etc as they are there just to be killed and stuff whereas a survival game like TLOU, the AI has to be smart as if you can dodge stuff easily its not very survival and the whole point is to be careful

    • AndrewLB

      Nonsense. Hardly any 1080p PS4 games are locked at 60fps. They almost always bounce around between 30 and 60.

    • Jason Mounce

      I never used the word ‘Locked’. :L

    • 1804nr

      Not true. Metro- Redux was locked 60. And I mean actually locked.

    • 1804nr

      Yeah. TLOU’s AI was admittedly downgraded. But not the graphics. I don’t know why people claimed UC3 was downgraded. They just changed the location and the assets from the trailer and random PC Master Race guys who don’t have anything better to do went onto claiming a downgrade. There was a bug in the scene with Chloe in the bus and they’re like, “No. Downgrade”. Look up the video “Uncharted 3 old vs new build Norbert” on YouTube. You could see that they in fact improved it. There’s no reasoning with these PC Master Race people. I would want developers like ND to make games for the PC too. They make very good games.

    • 1804nr

      Here’s a video of UC3 E3 vs final build. The stupid part of downgrade claims is, those were pre-rendered cutscenes which they were comparing.

    • trywizard

      yeah , im sure the final product won’t look as good as these pics , but i hope it will look close enough 😀

  • exposethebad

    I enjoyed the first three games but they were a “beat on hard mode, go to gamestop, sell” type of game. This one here has fantastic graphics to say the least. Finally we are beginning to see the next gen console power in these titles. All that said, I wasn’t that impressed with the story in UC3 so hopefully this story in the upcoming title is as good as UC2 which was an outstanding story.


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