Over the years, Uncharted has blossomed into one of PlayStation's most recognisable, most successful modern properties. Building on the more specific success of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, developer Naughty Dog is currently putting the finishing touches on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - a standalone PlayStation 4 story that spotlights fan favourite character Chloe Frazer.
But now that the series appears to be moving away from central protagonist Nathan Drake, does that mean the end of Uncharted is drawing near? Not at all, according to Naughty Dog. Speaking to Eurogamer, Lost Legacy creative director and writer Shaun Escayg comments on the franchise's future. " I wouldn't say it's the end. This thieving world is huge. There's so many characters," Escayg says. "To say the Uncharted world is done... I doubt that highly," he continues.
None of this comes as much of a surprise, of course. We can't see Sony leaving the property alone now that it's found mainstream success. However, whether it'll continue with or without Naughty Dog remains to be seen.
What would you like to see from Uncharted in the future? Give us your most ridiculous ideas in the comments section below.
i want a game set some time after the epilogue of U4 where you play as you know who
Everybody and their mother who has played Uncharted 4 and seen the end will know who the next protagonist is going to be.
Just give me Uncharted 5 and Nathan Drake. I hope the epilogue of Uncharted 4 isn't hinting at a future installment.
I expect another side story featuring Sam and Sully at some point, and wouldn't be surprised by another Chloe and Nadine game after Lost Legacy.
@Cheski Was about to say the same thing about Sam and Sully.
Rather than the overdose of father/daughter relationships, would love some mother/daughter with you know whos.
I think it would be smart to have the next Uncharted game be a launch game for PlayStation 5.
Rather than waiting several years like we did for UC4. Solid headstart for next gen sales.
Of course Naughty Dog won't leave Uncharted behind. We all new it was the end of the road for Nathan Drake as the main protagonist but you don't drop your Biggest selling franchise, the biggest selling Exclusive and the franchise that propelled the studio to the top and global recognition from fans and critics.
What U4 has done, is enabled ND to reassess the direction they want to go in etc. This could mean a 'reinvention' of the franchise - by that I mean maybe going more RPG or more open world that may open up to making you, as a character, feel more like the 'treasure hunter' rather than following the linear path to the treasure. It also means they are not restricted to the character dynamics and 'history' they established with the first ND game which I think made U4 a bit of problem - trying to tell a story, with a character linked to 'Drake', with the 'set characters' in his 'social circle' and back history...
Anyway, I will await the return of Uncharted - next up the Lost Legacy and then the Last of Us 2...
Either Sam&Sully or Charlie Cutter as protagonists. I'd prefer Cutter.
Personally, I couldn't care less about the you-know-who shown in the epilogue of UC4. Mostly because I don't see any reasonable way of having you-know-who as a protagonist without having Nathan involved in some way... short of killing him, which I don't think would fly with most fans
As others have said, all you have to do is finish Uncharted 4 to see who we should be playing as next 😉
So what they are saying is that we shouldnt give up hope of an 'unkarted' game in the same vein as crash team racing and jak x combat racing
I'm okay with it, maybe naughty dog can make stand alone story expansion like lost legacy but with different characters like sully or sam.
Nah, leave it be for about ten years or so. Let ND do The Last of us 2, maybe 3 then a new IP. Uncharted is a big franchise but Naughty Dog's name carries it, at this point anything they put their name too people will buy it.
I don't see Uncharted leaving Naughty Dog's hands any time soon, it's their flagship franchise. But I kinda think they should give it some time. ND's games are cinematic experiences as well, it's quite hard to still enjoy a film series after too many entries - Nate is not Mario or Link, he isn't just an avatar for the player, he has personality, reasons, voice, gestures, background story, the whole thing.
Also, I dunno about you guys, but of all Uncharted games, this is the least interesting to me, not because it doesn't look great, simply because I'm not really looking for more Uncharted right now. I took a really long time to buy U4 and still haven't played it... Maybe it's just me feeling like this, though.
Personally I would like to see Sully's adventures before Nate.
Heading down the nightmare on elm Street philosophy. Pump out so many everyone's fed up and doesn't care anymore.
@DanM Right, because children don't grow up and leave the nest to live their own treasure hunting lives...
Would be happy to see the back of this franchise personally, if only to see what else ND can focus on. I'd like to see them make a sci-fi game. UC2 was the best but overall it does nothing for me. I know a lot of people love it though so more power to them.
I'd love for the series to continue,ONLY if Naughty Dog is still in charge. If it's from anyother studios, not sure I want it. Bend did do a good job with Golden Abyss but that was a handheld spinoff so expectations weren't as high.
For now, I'm just glad Chloe is back and even better she's in the lead role. For future games, I want to get a Sully and Sam adventure and then after that's there's lots of directions they could go. A Chloe, Cutter, Sully three-person adventure could be great or a young Sully as @sinalefa suggested. There's definitely still plenty to work with and Uncharted is my favorite PlayStation franchise and I'm sure it is for millions of others as well. Sony would be crazy to walk away, although if Naughty Dog doesn't want to keep making the games, I would be a bit concerned.
@FullbringIchigo Cassie ? lol
Naughty Dog should make another game for Uncharted is about Young Sully before he meet Nathan as teenage from Uncharted 3. we should know more about Sully when he was younger like 25 years old
No surprise here. Why let a great franchise die when it consistently rakes in money?
Sometimes it's better to walk away than continue something. It depends on the situation. If Naughty Dog wants to move on, then Sony should too. Look at Halo after Bungie left. Crash and Spyro without Naughty Dog or Insomniac in charge. If ND can be signed up to continue with Uncharted, by all means keep it going. If not, the franchise had a great run but it may be best left to memory.
And I was obviously talking about when you-know-who is grown up. I didn't think the game would revolve around a child, c'mon.
Still, grown up or not, I don't see how you-know-who could be put into trouble without Nathan being involved in some way, maybe just to come to the rescue or something. It just doesn't feel right to get someone so close to him and then not having Nathan show up. If I were to write it, I wouldn't be able to resist the temptation of pulling a twist or some kind of surprise where Nathan suddenly shows up... Hell, if I were to play it and it didn't happen I would be kind of disappointed
Think about it like this: Last of Us 2 - You play as grown-up Ellie - Joel is alive and well - He is never seen or heard in the game -
Would you like it?
@PS4fan yeah but i didn't mention the name because i wanted to avoid spoiling it for people who haven't played it yet but the spoiler tag wouldn't work for some reason
I'd like to see a Sully and Sam spin-off but if there is a new mainline game we all know who'll be stepping into Drakes shoes.
@DanM What is spoiler etiquette anyway? U4 has been out for over a year... just asking as it seems it's been out plenty long enough.
I was just referring to your statement you wouldn't care to play the character, which seemed odd to me, but it's all cool. I don't see Nathan rescuing, more like the other way around as Nathan's enemies seem bountiful.
Nathan being rescued does make sense. A lot. It's one of the situations I was imagining when I said that it's difficult to use the character without involving Nathan. And ND said they wouldn't have Nathan in other Uncharted games after U4.
I don't know if there's an "official" spoiler etiquette, but my rule of thumb is two years. If something has been around less than two years, I won't spoil it. Mostly because I was spoiled a very good game by a friend (on purpose too, damn him) when it had been around a year or so. Since then I don't spoil anything under two years old (Except for my not-really-a-friend-anymore, in his case I make it a point of spoiling anything and everything he buys anytime I can now )
@ApostateMage yes! The dog!
Nah I'd like to see a prequel with young Sully set in the late 60s. That would be boss. That or go the obvious route with the obvious protagonist (if youve seen the epilogue) and have the sully role filled by the obvious choice to do that (If that makes sense. I'm trying not to spoil it).
Or how about this? Nate and Sam's mum in a prequel where she goes on adventures and doesn't murder scores of people? Much as I love uncharted, I do find the wholesale slaughter aspect of it a bit odd. I mean, Indiana Jones doesn't have a body count in the hundreds, and that's ace! The original Tomb Raider didn't have to rely on Lara killing the face off wave upon wave of hired goons. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE, NAUGHTY DOG.
Drake and Sully: The Early Years.
Cutter and Sully Antique Roadshow.
I can see this stretching out into absurdity to squeeze every last penny from the franchise.
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