Uncharted's still a hyper-linear game, but there were signs in A Thief's End that Naughty Dog wanted to blow out the scale of the release. And it's going to go one bigger in spin-off The Lost Legacy, confirming in a PlayStation Blog post that it's included the largest area in the series' history in the standalone story.

"The game will benefit from an updated production process that can see up to five teams working on one location at a time," the aforementioned blog post explains. "This translates into a sprawling level with traversal challenges, environmental puzzles, shootouts, and more. It's honeycombed with secrets too, with new hidden treasures that will reward persistent players who try to traverse everything."

For those who don't know, the game's set in India around about a year after the events of Uncharted 4, and sees fan favourite Chloe Frazer paired with mercenary Nadine Ross following the fall of Shoreline. The pair are in pursuit of a priceless relic named the Tusk of Ganesh, but a mysterious warlord named Asav aims to get in their way.

While the campaign won't be as long as Uncharted 4's, the developer's promising that it will far exceed the scale of The Last of Us: Left Behind. And while there's no word on a release date just yet, it does seem like the package is still very much slated for a 2017 launch. Personally, we absolutely can't wait for more Uncharted – but what about you?

[via blog.us.playstation.com]