You should take everything that you read on the Internet with a pinch of salt – especially when it comes from a superfan speaking to a Norwegian blog. Do you remember the brilliant Uncharted: Ambushed fan movie from a few weeks back? Well, it caught the attention of Naughty Dog, and maker Martin Sofiedal was invited to drop by at the Californian company’s office as a result. It’s there that he apparently got an early look at Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
“I got to see some pretty raw stuff from the new game, including drawings of planned action sequences and how all of the characters look like now with upgraded graphics,” he purportedly told Press Fire. “It was almost scary to see Sully as an almost living person. I also got to see a few seconds of the opening scene, which is still under construction, but already looking incredible.” Sofiedal ambiguously described the leap over previous titles as “PlayStation 2 graphics to Pixar”.
He elaborated a little further on one particular demonstration that he was presented: “They showed some tests with [protagonist Nathan] Drake going through a bit of tall grass, and how every straw reacts to his movements while also responding to the wind. It was crazy; I've never seen anything like it.” It’s no surprise to hear that the first-party outfit is really pushing the PS4 – after all, this is the same organisation that made The Last of Us possible on the PlayStation 3.
However, given that we’re working with shaky translations here, it’s probably not worth putting too much stock into these comments – and even if they are accurate, we’d still recommend exercising caution seeing as Sofiedal is a series superfan in a particularly privileged position. The good thing is that Naughty Dog has promised that we’ll get a proper look at this soon, and the upcoming PlayStation Experience event seems like the likeliest venue to us.