At one point, it appeared that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End would be the final go-around for the franchise, marking a conclusion to Nathan Drake’s grand adventure over a number of memorable titles. But lo and behold, last year at PlayStation Experience, Naughty Dog, the developer behind the series, revealed that it would have one last go-around with side character Chloe through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which is currently in the works.
However, speaking with Game Informer, Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells revealed that, well, The Lost Legacy pretty much is the last go-around, at least for the developer. “I would say that Naughty Dog doing an Uncharted after this is unlikely,” he noted. “I would never say never, but we’ve got The Last of Us Part II on our plates and there’s so much other stuff that (we want to explore). It’d be hard. If we magically had that two-team, three-team studio, sure – it’d be great to keep doing it. We really love the franchise, but the studio has limited resources and lots of other ideas. I’d say the likelihood is low.”
As much as fans would probably like to see more spin-offs – like a game featuring Sully, by chance? – it appears that Naughty Dog wants to end this legacy on the right note and move on to greener pastures.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is set for release sometime this year on PlayStation 4.