Naughty Dog Explains Why They’re Making Uncharted 4 Story DLC
When Naughty Dog announced the March 18, 2016 release date for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End earlier this week, they revealed that the Triple Pack would include “the first-ever, single-player story add-on for the Uncharted series.”
During the GameStop Expo yesterday, Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer revealed that The Last of Us: Left Behind was a contributing factor in deciding to add post-launch story content to Uncharted 4:
It worked really well for us for The Last of Us. We thought we could put together a really great piece of content as well. Left Behind was a really great addition. It’s one of those thing when talking about Uncharted we said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to make another story DLC? Does it fit into the story?’ and that sort of thing. I think we rose to the challenge for The Last of Us and decided to take another shot at it.
Also in the interview, Meyer says, thanks to the the power of the PlayStation 4, Naughty Dog isn’t limited by tech this time around. So, when development began, the team said, “‘Well, in some ways this is the Uncharted game that we always sort of wanted to put together because we could revisit some crazy ideas that we had in the past and we can start blending a lot of gameplay mechanics and things in such a way that we weren’t able to do in the past.'”
The Uncharted 4 Triple Pack will be available to purchase on its own for an unspecified price (likely $20), or you can get it inside the Digital Deluxe Edition. In addition to the story add-on, it includes ” two multiplayer packs that will unlock new, rare and legendary multiplayer items.”