For Naughty Dog, the Uncharted series is over, Neil Druckmann justifies himself

For Naughty Dog the Uncharted series is over Neil Druckmann

While the license The Last of Us has never been so popular since the broadcast of the TV series produced by HBO, the Naughty Dog studio went to some confidences on the other saga born of their imagination: a certain Uncharted . IInterviewed by BuzzFeed to know the future projects of the Californian studio, its co-president Neil Druckmann declared that unfortunately the Uncharted license is no longer a priority for Naughty Dog. The studio that worked on this franchise for more than 10 years has obviously turned the page on the adventures of Nathan Drake, to the chagrin of players who still hope to see the treasure hunter again one of these four.

For us, Uncharted was a smash hit – Uncharted 4 was one of our best-selling games – and we’ve managed to put our final brush on that story and say we’re done. Let’s move on to something else.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

If Neil Druckmann and Naughty Dog no longer seem interested in Uncharted, it is however not forbidden for the franchise to return otherwise. Indeed, many rumors report that Sony Interactive Entertainment has entrusted the development of a new episode to another internal studio, which would explain the words of Neil Druckmann, no doubt busy finishing the multiplayer mode of The Last of Us 2, but also to set up Season 2 of the series The Last of Us. But that’s not all, the latest interventions of the thinking head of Naughty Dog also evokes a possible return of The Last of Us in video games in a game 3. Nothing is confirmed yet, and the studio seems to be looking for a good angle of attack to justify a third episode. ” For The Last of Us, it’s up to us whether we want to continue or not, provided we find something solid. Otherwise, we have a very strong ending with part 2 and that will be the end. »

As we know, Naughty Dog is also working on a new license, a new game which should be announced within a few years and which will allow the studio to renew itself. There is nothing worse for developers to work only on the same franchise for a whole career, Santa Monica Studios and the God of War series have paid the price…