Though “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” served as the end of Nathan Drake’s adventuring, Naughty Dog isn’t done with the famed PlayStation video game franchise just yet.
This Summer sees the release of “Uncharted: The Lost Legacy,” what was a DLC pack for the fourth game that has evolved into something much more – a smaller scale spin-off title which is being dubbed a full game but won’t cost as much (and will be free for certain “Uncharted 4” edition buyers).
The story focuses on two fan-favorite characters from previous games in the series – Nadine Ross and Chloe Frazer who partner together for an adventure in India.
Speaking with Eurogamer, the game’s creative director Shaun Escayg is quick to stress this is far from the end of the franchise. He says the Naughty Dog is team is very invested in keeping the world alive, to tell more stories from what they have setup, and maybe one day offering an open world “Uncharted” game:
“This thieving world is huge. There’s so many characters. Even before we settled on this particular story we were exploring Sullivan, we were exploring Cutter, and pairing each other up, thinking what would be right, what would have conflict, growth, something new, something fresh. And Chloe was the one that kept jumping out. But to say the Uncharted world is done… I doubt that highly.
The future is uncertain there – we’re always testing it. There’s a segment in Lost Legacy similar to [Uncharted 4’s] Madagascar where you can choose to explore and see different areas at different times, experience it differently. When we find a way to do things in an open world I think we’ll definitely venture there at some point.”
“Uncharted: The Lost Legacy” launches on August 22nd.