Uncharted 4 Will Still Be A Light-Hearted Romp
Naughty Dog has been recently praised left and right in the whole industry (and beyond) for The Last of Us, which definitely has a darker plot than usual for the studio; after all, previously Naughty Dog has been known for games such as Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter and even Uncharted.
Some may be concerned that the grim approach could slip into Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, but Naughty Dog’s Co-President Evan Wells reassured everyone in a lenghty interview to Eurogamer, noting that the experience gathered while developing The Last of Us will be mainly useful in regards to the technical standpoint, rather than anything story related.
Uncharted is a completely different franchise, and appeals to its audience for completely different reasons. I don’t think The Last of Us marks a new direction in tone that all of our future games are going to take on. We’d alienate a lot of our Uncharted fans. We want to keep it a light-hearted romp. I think from a technical standpoint we’ve learnt some things from the Last of Us that will feed into Uncharted – in fact it strengthens our desire to keep them distinct.
This is good to hear, as obviously I wouldn’t want Uncharted 4 to be as dark as Joel and Ellie’s adventure; that said, I still believe that this (supposedly) last chapter of Nathan Drake’s stories will be slightly darker than the previous ones, as hinted by the gameplay trailer shown at E3.
What do you think? Let us know by writing a comment below; as a reminder, Uncharted 4 is expected to hit PlayStation 4 some time in 2015.