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Drake gets flowing chest hair, jean chafe in Uncharted 4

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Uncharted chest hair

The Last of Us just keep getting recognition for excellence. It’s one of the best-selling games on PS3 and PS4 and offered a truly unique experience on PlayStation’s platforms. However, before its release, Naughty Dog was known for its Uncharted franchise. Now they’re looking to make that series of games better than ever before, down to the smallest details.

In a previous life when I did lots of work in theatre, I remember hearing a story about sound design. The story from one of the veteran sound designers was that one day he got to visit the Star Trek set. They took him through the various noises – doors opening, computer bleeps and even the casual chatter between crew members. But it just didn’t sound quite right… until they turned on the faint air-conditioning sound that was omni-present on the star ships. While no one might have ever picked up on it, it added to the ambiance. In a similar way, Naughty Dog is working on its Foley system.

This system handles the way noises not only sound in general, but how they might change. For example, Sound Designer Robert Krekel explained that beyond making signature sounds for the various weapons, they try to make it sound different when it’s in the next room or two doors over. Similarly, the sounds made by Drake’s feet on terrain, or how his jeans and gear swish together not only have to be designed, but also change depending on the speed or violence of Drake’s actions – a walking Drake will sound different to a fighting Drake, even in subtle ways.

Environment Artist Andrew Maximov similarly talked about subtle elements that might not even be perceived by players. While modelling grass movements in the wind, he heard that there were issues animating Drake’s hair properly. By plugging the existing hair mapping into his foliage tech, they were able to make the same wind that blows the grass move the hair on his head and body. In the words of the game’s director, this is next gen.

Uncharted 4 is currently being play tested by 30-40 people and Naughty Dog is even looking to hire more testers. The game is scheduled to be released sometime next year and I’m glad they’re already testing and fixing. Plus, all this detailed tech makes me think that it could be the most life-like and innovative game we’ve seen on the new consoles. If they’re focusing on such minor things as chest hair movement and jean chafe sound effects, I think we can have faith that they will put a similar amount of effort into combat, story-telling and character development.

At least, I hope so.

Last Updated: May 18, 2015

30 Comments

  1. WitWolfy

    May 18, 2015 at 13:03

    NOW… I WANT THIS GAME NOW!!!!

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  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 18, 2015 at 13:08

    Does his chest hair grow like Geralt’s beard? Because then we might end up with something like this…

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    • RinceTriss

      May 18, 2015 at 13:16

      Obviously not a selfi *RUNS

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      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 18, 2015 at 13:28

        Too little hair?

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 18, 2015 at 13:32

          Do you even have any other hair on your body? I mean your brows take up so much hair growing chi

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          • RinceTriss

            May 18, 2015 at 13:34

            You are a monster!

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 18, 2015 at 13:37

            My brows inspire the rest of my body hair.

          • Lord Chaos

            May 18, 2015 at 13:38

            *Scare off…

            *Runs

          • Admiral Chief

            May 18, 2015 at 13:47

            So the Afrikaans saying “mag jy so oud word dat jou holhare jou spore doodvee” will be applicable to you at age 35?

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 18, 2015 at 13:51

            Fokkit tog! My brein! My Brein!

    • Hammersteyn

      May 18, 2015 at 13:18

      majestic
      *Looks at my own bare chest.
      **Cries

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  3. kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

    May 18, 2015 at 13:08

    I was trying to get an image of Drake,the rapper, without a shirt but it I was getting weird looks.

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 18, 2015 at 13:10

      Maybe don’t give a dreamily sigh, “Oh shirtless Drake”, and that won’t happen?

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  4. Mistake Not...

    May 18, 2015 at 13:08

    Let’s hope Drake wears tight underwear. Otherwise we might hear… you know… when he runs…

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 18, 2015 at 13:16

      Like a fish on dry land?

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    • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

      May 18, 2015 at 13:52

      Yup. Because after Tomb Raider, his balls is going to need all the attention it can get and why does that sound wrong? So Wrong?

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    • JayDiCee

      May 19, 2015 at 11:22

      Jingle bells… on the night before X-Mas

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  5. Dutch-Trevor Matrix

    May 18, 2015 at 13:53

    And why does Drake look more girly than Lara Croft???

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 18, 2015 at 13:55

      Because it’s Nvidia and Lara was AMD? ๐Ÿ˜›

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    • HairyEwok

      May 18, 2015 at 13:57

      Can we blame the hipsters that recreated him or is that too racist/sexist? #Beascoolasasnail

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      • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

        May 18, 2015 at 14:17

        I fucking hate hipsters!

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        • Lord Chaos

          May 18, 2015 at 14:17

          Says the proto-hipster. ๐Ÿ˜›

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          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 18, 2015 at 14:27

            HAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! AND NOW I FUCKING HATE YOU!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Lord Chaos

            May 18, 2015 at 14:32

            You’ll have to take a number and wait in the back of the line. ๐Ÿ˜›

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 18, 2015 at 14:43

            DOES IT LOOK LIKE I GIVE A SHIT ABOUT “THE LINE”?!!! :p

  6. Ross Woofels Mason

    May 18, 2015 at 14:38

    I just pray it is better than Uncharted 3 and I know everyone loved the last of us but I hated that game. So rather meh about this until I see some actual gameplay.

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  7. Goal9

    May 18, 2015 at 15:03

    As handsome as Drake is; shouldnt they try to focus to get the game running 1080@60fps instead of focusing on his chest hair?

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