Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was revealed at the tail end of 2013 and since then developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony have been drip-feeding us with tiny tidbits of information. It’s set to launch some time in 2015 exclusively for PS4, but we currently don’t know a precise release date for the game.
The last game in the series, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception was released back in 2011, so we’ve been waiting over four years for the continuation of Drake’s story. “We have great news for all our Uncharted fans – Amy, Justin and the team are hard at work on an amazing new instalment of the Uncharted series to be released exclusively on the PlayStation 4 system,” said Naughty Dog Community Strategist, Arne Meyer at the original trailer launch back in November 2013.
“Our goal is to continue what we’ve done in previous console generations and once again deliver the best in storytelling, performance capture, technical innovation and graphics on the PS4. We can confirm that the voice-over is performed by Todd Stashwick and he will play a character in the game.” Since the game was announced, Uncharted 4 writer Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog after working on the Uncharted series for over a decade. The Last of Us developer has since confirmed that her departure will not affect work on Uncharted 4.
He assures Sully that his is a “surefire plan”, whatever it is, and its his only option for reasons unknown. With the release of Uncharted 4’s first gameplay demo, we now know that Nathan’s older brother drags him back into a world of thievery, chasing a pirate treasure that Nathan himself seems less than enthusiastic about finding. Uncharted 4’s gameplay demo is as much a tour of the game’s gorgeous environment as its gameplay capabilities, so we get a good look long at a snaggletoothed mountain, seemingly endless jungle, and a coastline replete with imposingly spikey rocks. There’s also plenty of sheer cliffs to climb, with Drake taking a page out of Lara Croft’s book and stabbing pointy stuff into porous rock to assist his ascent. And of course there’s abundant jungle cover, and chasms Nathan can jump over, using his momentum to punch a baddie in the face.
Based on the first teaser trailer, where we see an old map of Africa with an X (to mark the spot) off the east coast of Madagascar, we can probably guess that that’s where Uncharted 4 is set. History tells us that Madagascar is a hot-spot for shipwrecks and pirates, which goes along nicely with the gibbeted skeletons we see in the second trailer.
Hopefully we won’t have much longer to wait.