Naughty Dog Has “No Immediate Plans” For a New Uncharted Game
With Uncharted: The Lost Legacy development now complete, everyone at Naughty Dog will be moving to The Last of Us Part II. While Naughty Dog has previously suggested that the Uncharted franchise isn’t done, there aren’t any immediate plans for a new game.
Speaking with Red Bull recently, The Lost Legacy Creative Director Shaun Escayg said:
We have no immediate plans [for another Uncharted game]. But if there’s anything this game proves that this world is beyond Nathan Drake, there’s other cast, other characters – you’ve got quite a vast amount of cast to pull from in the future if you so wanted.
If they do decide to make another Uncharted, Escayg said they probably won’t make it as fast as they did The Lost Legacy:
I’m going on a long vacation after this. I don’t think anyone at Naughty Dog wants to do another full game in a year. It was intense, but the team, they were really passionate about doing this game and that’s why it succeeded. If we knew now that we were making that full game in a year, we probably would have hesitated. But we were already invested from the moment we pitched it and it was a snowball after that.
Elsewhere, Writer Josh Scherr responded to GamesBeat’s assumption that Naughty Dog could carry this on as the next Uncharted series:
We could. One fun thing about the series, and about the genre in general, is that we’re drawing from the idea of this whole world out there of rogues and thieves and treasure hunters and all these things they do with and against each other. Potentially we could spin this off. But right now we’re just focusing on getting this out the door, and then we’re focusing on Last of Us Part II. There are no plans for anything beyond this.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy releases on August 22 in North America and August 23 in Europe for PlayStation 4. According to Lead Designer James Cooper, who spoke with Player One, the day one patch could bring enhancements to Photo Mode. So far, Naughty Dog has said it “will launch with the same Photo Mode features found in Uncharted 4.”