Nathan Drake is a pretty pivotal part of the PlayStation brand right now – but short of the treasure hunter’s expected inclusion in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, the smooth talker was nowhere to be seen during Sony’s E3 press conference.

That’s because this year’s show was all about The Last of Us, Sony’s Scott Rohde told Joystiq. “We're not talking about Uncharted for the future,” he added.

Rohde went on to explain that Uncharted is one of Sony’s “pillar franchises”, and while the platform holder is not discussing a hypothetical sequel just yet, he explained that it’s something the company is “always thinking about”.

Uncharted on PlayStation 4? Believe.

[via joystiq.com]