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Uncharted 4 drops a ton of new details

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We’ve detailed earlier this week how 2015 is going to have a massive slate of games. Games that are hopefully, better developed and more complete on launch than the majority of 2014’s projects. One such developer most folks have faith in? Naughty Dog, who have been buttered up and on a roll as of late.  Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End returns them to their most iconic property. And they’ve just revealed a ton of new details about the game.

NeoGAF culled some features from Game Informer on Naughty Dog’s return to the world of Nathan Drake and high-stakes archaeology. According to them, Uncharted 4 will be set three years after Uncharted 3, kicking off when Nathan Drake’s long lost brother Sam pops up out of nowhere to cause some havoc in his life and pull Nathan back into the treasure-hunting world. Other details include:

  • A possible return of Elena and Sully
  • The game is set three years after Uncharted 4
  • Uncharted 4 takes Drake and Sam to Libertalia, "a mythic Madagascar colony purportedly founded by pirates"
  • Artefacts are making a return and come with notes leading players to more treasure
  • Enemies will try to grab your leg and pull you down if you push them over a ledge
  • The AI system has been worked on and completely overhauled. In fact, it’s comparable to Ellie in The Last of Us, with Naughty Dog commenting that they’re trying to “explore what it’s like to be with somebody as capable of Nathan Drake.”
  • New exploration tools will appear and be instrumental in solving puzzles
  • Navigational freedom is a massive part of the game, with stages having multiple paths and avenues within which to ambush, attack and sneak past enemies
  • All cut-scenes are rendered in real-time
  • Multiplayer returns
  • Nathan and Sam will have a rival duo of treasure seekers to deal with by the name of Rafe and Nadine
  • Nadine happens to own a South African private military company
  • Despite the sombre title, this may not be the final Uncharted game
  • Naughty Dog’s concept of a setpiece is now "What’s something impactful that we can do to switch expectations and how can we have it emotionally charged?"

Naughty Dog have been working on the game ever since Uncharted 3 wrapped up several years ago, but it wasn’t until they finished up on The Last Of Us that they could dedicate themselves 100% to the project. It’s expected to be out on PlayStation 4 later this year, so that the Sony console will at least have its own exclusive game that happens to be all about raiding tombs.

Last Updated: January 7, 2015

44 Comments

  1. “The game is set three years after Uncharted 4” – Unchartedception
    If this game is half as good as TLOU it will be a top 10 contender for 2015.

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    • Kromas, Guardian of Cenarius

      January 7, 2015 at 09:28

      If your last statement turns out to be true it might make me buy a ps4.

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      • Spy Master Tokashi

        January 7, 2015 at 09:42

        Jip, this game will make me buy a PS4… really

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  2. HairyEwok

    January 7, 2015 at 09:36

    I seriously hope that 2015 is the year game developers sort themselves out and never ever repeat the incidents that happened in 2014, especially the last 2 Quarters of the year.

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  3. Geoff Murphy

    January 7, 2015 at 09:38

    South Africans: Always either the bad guys or private military

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 7, 2015 at 09:49

      XD

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      • Jonah Cash

        January 7, 2015 at 09:57

        That flip with the shotgun was good!! Corny, but good!!

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 7, 2015 at 10:02

          I miss the gruesome violence of the 80s and 90s. These days you mostly get PG-13 kinderkak like the Robocop reboot and Expendables 3.

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          • Dutch Matrix

            January 7, 2015 at 10:11

            Hey! Knock the Expendables 3 and your cajones might get knocked off! Yeah, it was not as violent as the first two, but come on! Antonio Banderas ALONE made that movie awesome!
            And Arnie muttering “Come on. Let’s get to the Choppa!” made the price of admission worth it.
            Not all good flicks are crapped full of violence my friend.

          • Hammersteyn

            January 7, 2015 at 10:35

            Wesley Snipes was a nice addition as well. It just feels that every action movie has their own censor auditor whispering in the directors ear. Expendables 1 and 3 seems worlds apart to me.

          • Hammersteyn

            January 7, 2015 at 10:56

            Also if you have 30 minutes, they don’t make movies like this anymore…

          • Ir0nseraph

            January 7, 2015 at 11:25

            Aagh the classic action movie with Aim assist, it was good fun.

          • Hammersteyn

            January 7, 2015 at 11:28

            lol aim assist

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 7, 2015 at 10:18

            might I suggest the movies hostel 1 & 2? XD

          • Hammersteyn

            January 7, 2015 at 10:30

            LOL not a fan of torture porn. The first SAW movie was brilliant, but they had to stop after that as the sequels were meh.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 7, 2015 at 11:12

            you asked for mindless violence. Seems there is no pleasing you! LOL

          • Hammersteyn

            January 7, 2015 at 11:15

            Hehe see the link below. That’s more my style.

  4. CaptainNemo42

    January 7, 2015 at 09:50

    “A possible return of Elena and Sully”

    An Uncharted game without Elena and Sully is like Bacon Cheese Sandwich without the Bacon and Cheese.

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  5. RinceThis

    January 7, 2015 at 09:50

    Console seller right there!

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  6. Jonah Cash

    January 7, 2015 at 09:54

    This will blow the rest of the games out of the water in 2015!! Mark my words!! This is going to be amazeballs…. yes yes I did just say that!!

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    • RinceThis

      January 7, 2015 at 09:58

      Careful! Ryanza will hit you with Witcher II is coming!

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 7, 2015 at 10:02

        Witcher II?

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        • RinceThis

          January 7, 2015 at 10:04

          Trololo! Witcher III is DLC bwahahaha

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          • Hammersteyn

            January 7, 2015 at 10:04

            Looooool

          • Jonah Cash

            January 7, 2015 at 10:34

            I think this comment will piss him off more than mine!!

          • HairyEwok

            January 7, 2015 at 10:43

            Well lets see what he has to say @Ryanza

          • RinceThis

            January 7, 2015 at 11:48

            lol

  7. Quo Vadis?

    January 7, 2015 at 09:58

    I heard the uncharted franchise are hellishly difficult games :/

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 7, 2015 at 10:02

      You heard wrong

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    • Jonah Cash

      January 7, 2015 at 10:35

      Not difficult at all!! They are a joy to play and have brilliant story lines!! By far my favourite franchise!!

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 7, 2015 at 11:13

        Think I might be visiting BT Games again sooner than later 🙂

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        • Jonah Cash

          January 7, 2015 at 14:13

          They had the trilogy pack for quite a a good price at one stage, I bought that for less than what they tried to sell the third entry for!!

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          • Quo Vadis?

            January 7, 2015 at 14:16

            Shit… I will have to try and find one and quick. I’m selling my Borderlands Pre-sequel, so I might have some nice credits to spend I hope 🙂

  8. Rock789

    January 7, 2015 at 11:20

    I knew those voices were going for a South African accent in the gameplay trailer they released a month or 2 ago!

    South Africa – apparently we’re just full of ex-military mercs waiting to form some kind of military-like agency / militia!

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    • Quo Vadis?

      January 7, 2015 at 11:32

      I think it stems from the time just after the border war. LOOOOONG before Blackwater and Sandilands became prominent guns for hire, South Africa had the biggest and best (but also the most controversial) mercenary company, called “Executive Outcomes”. Every conflict post 1991 ranging from Angola, Sierra Leone, Congo, Liberia etc, had white ex SADF people running around calling each other “boet”. They worked exclusively for governments, never for rebel organizations, regardless of how bloody or ruthless they were. At some point, they were also the UN’s go-to people for conflicts regarded as too hot for UN observers to go in. So they would stabilize the country/ conflict to an extent, then extract as soon as the UN could land their people.

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 7, 2015 at 11:38

        My boet (hah!) nearly went to work for them. Money was really good.

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        • Quo Vadis?

          January 7, 2015 at 11:43

          I knew a couple of mates that did. Came back filthy rich.

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        • RinceThis

          January 7, 2015 at 11:49

          You, with a real weapon?!

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          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 7, 2015 at 11:50

            I have a real weapon. MY MIND! mwuhahahaha

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 7, 2015 at 11:52

            He’s going to floor you for that misread 🙂

      • Anon A Mouse

        January 7, 2015 at 11:43

        Executive Outcomes became part of Blackwater after the SA government outlawed it, or many of the mercs went that way anyway.

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        • Quo Vadis?

          January 7, 2015 at 11:46

          It was rumoured that Eeben Barlow was one of the founders of Blackwater, or at least a senior advisor. Rumour or not, it sounds like him.

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    • RinceThis

      January 7, 2015 at 11:49

      What, like Mark Thatcher?

      Reply

  9. RIBBON.BLACK

    January 7, 2015 at 13:06

    yatta
    arigatou ^.^

    Reply

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