‘It’ll be an evolution.’
Uncharted 4 is due out on the PlayStation 4 some time soon, and in spite of all the internal studio problems that Naughty Dog has been facing, the game is still hugely anticipated. We haven’t seen or heard much of it since its initial reveal, but Naughty Dog took to discussing it a little with Game Informer.
“We sure hope you’re surprised by how amazing it looks!” they said. “It’s going to be an exciting story, and I think people are going to really buy into this one in a way that I think is consistent with the rest of the stories. It’s a stand-alone adventure like all of them are; we don’t expect people to have played the past games to enjoy the current one. But you’re going to get to experience Drake and his crew in a new way.
“Even Uncharted 1. If you go from Uncharted 1 to 2 to 3, you can see there’s definitely an evolution in the storytelling techniques and the gravity of the situations and the relationships that Drake’s put in. The next Uncharted will continue that evolution. I don’t know if you’re digging at the theory that’s out there that it’s somehow going to be this departure or that The Last of Us is indicative of the future of Naughty Dog projects. It’s not going to be that sharp of a turn. I think it’s an evolution that people will be comfortable with if they’ve played the previous Uncharted games.”
I guess my biggest problem here is that Naughty Dog continues to talk about the storytelling and how it will have improved, which is great, but what about, you know, the gameplay? We’ll know more about the game soon enough come E3 either way. Stay tuned.