“I highly doubt the Uncharted world is done.”
Naughty Dog said, in the leadup to the release of Uncharted 3 in 2011, that it would be the last game in the series. They also said this about Uncharted 4, and then again about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. However, they are now stating that it doesn’t have to be the final game- there’s too much in the world still left that they could explore.
“I wouldn’t say it’s the end,” Naughty Dog’s creative director and writer Shaun Escayg said to Eurogamer in an interview. “This thieving world is huge. There’s so many characters. Even before we settled on this particular story we were exploring Sullivan, we were exploring Cutter, and pairing each other up, thinking what would be right, what would have conflict, growth, something new, something fresh. And Chloe was the one that kept jumping out. But to say the Uncharted world is done… I doubt that highly.”
I, of course, love Uncharted, and I don’t mind there being new entries in the series- that said, I do find it amusing how Naughty Dog keeps suggesting they will be done with the franchise, but then keep returning to it anyway. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is due out later this year on the PS4.