Following Uncharted 4‘s big win at this year’s BAFTA Game Awards, developer Naughty Dog was quizzed by International Business Times about the game’s upcoming standalone expansion, in response to which we were given a hint about its length.
The studio’s Director of Communications, Arne Mayer, said while talking about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy‘s transition from mere DLC to a standalone expansion:
Years ago, when we were asked if we were ever doing a single player expansion for Uncharted we always said, ‘Well, we don’t have the self-discipline to do that’. If we tried to do that we’d create a full game. There’s no way we could, sort of, constrict and restrain ourselves, and that’s exactly what was happening here. When we were doing story pitches, we were coming up with a game that would be over ten hours long and so we suddenly realized everything we said was true and we couldn’t keep it short.
Naughty Dog has said on several occasions that it has no intention to keep The Lost Legacy “short” and that it’s the studio’s “biggest story expansion to date.” We guess it’s safe to hope for something north of ten hours.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is due out this year.