Nathan Drake is looking good in Uncharted 4

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A few years can make a big difference in your appearance. It can make you look more mature, trustworthy and responsible. In my case, it can send more people than usual running away and screaming. I really do need to get a more contemporary haircut. After a four year gap, Nathan Drake returns in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End next year. And man, time has been kind to him.

Over the weekend at the PlayStation Experience, proper gameplay footage for Uncharted 4 was shown off, that had extra details in the foliage, character and skiet die bliksem departments. It also showed an older Nathan Drake, who was somehow still as limber as the entire Jamaican Olympic limbo team.

And that new model, looks massively different. With new hardware comes new software, that bumps up the polygon, shaders and other thingamabobs that I’m woefully underqualified to talk about. So I’ll just sell on the idea, using some pictures.

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Sweet Christmas, that is detailed. We’re getting closer and closer to making the uncanny valley syndrome of video gaming that little bit smaller. And we’re still in the early days of this console generation as it is. But seeing little details, like proper stubble, more realistic clothing and actual aging, shows how far the industry has come.

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Check out the hour-long documentary below as well, where the Naughty Dogs discuss the making of the game thus far. It’s quite fascinating it is.

Last Updated: December 10, 2014

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