Naughty Canine says it is completed with the Uncharted franchise


Naughty Canine is shifting on from Uncharted. Talking to Buzzfeed, director Neil Druckmann resolutely mentioned that the studio is not seeking to revisit the action-adventure franchise anytime quickly. 

Uncharted 4 was one in every of our greatest promoting video games—and we’re in a position to put our last brushstroke on that story and say that we’re performed,” mentioned Druckmann. “We’re shifting on.”

It is the second time {that a} PlayStation studio has particularly mentioned it was shelving a collection it is recognized for. In 2022, Sucker Punch disputed rumors that new entries for Sly Cooper or Notorious have been in improvement, both from it or different Sony studios. 

When requested, builders usually depart the door open for his or her earlier franchises to make a comeback, as BioWare had performed with Mass Impact. If a franchise does get placed on ice, it is usually performed quietly. 

The unique Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune launched in 2007 for the PlayStation 3, and have become a key franchise for Sony going ahead. Following the discharge of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s Finish in 2016 and its side-story Uncharted: The Misplaced Legacy the next 12 months, Naughty Canine turned its consideration to its different collection, The Final of Us.

That being mentioned, Sony itself is not performed with Uncharted. The 2022 movie starring Tom Holland earned sufficient cash to warrant a sequel, and there is all the time the likelihood that Sony farms the video games off to a different developer. It occurred beforehand with Bend Studio’s Uncharted: Golden Abyss in 2012 for the PlayStation Vita. 

Extra apparently, a Naughty Dog recruiter mentioned in October 2022 that she was “constructing future groups for not solely new titles however for the legacy of Uncharted.” That does not dispute Druckmann’s phrases, but it surely definitely means there exists the likelihood for the collection to take form in a brand new method with or with out its creators. 

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