28 February 2016

Uncharted 4's Story Rebooted Again

Naughty Dog, creators of the PS4 exclusive - Uncharted Series, re-worked Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's story "100 per cent", according to its creative director, Neil Druckmann. I don't know if you, by chance, remember Amy Hennig's abrupt exit from the Californian company a few years back; this resulted in the story being re-written, actors changing, and what seemed like an exodus from the award-winning developer at the time.

It's yet unknown exactly what Druckmann, working in collaboration with his "The Last of Us" cohort, Bruce Straley, changed, but following statements from the two developers, this is the "biggest, most ambitious" game that the legendary firm has ever made. "We want it to be a mind-blowing, eye-popping, sweaty-palms adventure," said Straley. "Everybody is bleeding out of their eye sockets to make it come together." And, of course, there's more talk of this being Drake's last ever adventure.
"It's time," Druckmann declared. "Sometimes, a character just lets you know it's time to move on. For me, that was part of the intrigue of coming back to this world. You never see something successful in the industry end. It usually just fizzles out."
The studio's already delayed the game a couple of times to get the ending just right, so it's going to be really interesting to see where this story finishes. This author is of the opinion that Nathan Drake's a dead man walking, but many disagree. Where do you stand on the debate? Are you surprised that the developer essentially scrapped the game and started again? Dig up buried treasure below.