Uncharted 4 New Mechanics, E3 Demo discussed by Naughty Dog

Uncharted 4 is definitely one of the most wanted titles that are coming to PlayStation 4 this season; and we are always looking for more on it, so here we are.

The official PlayStation US blog sat down with Naughty Dog’s creative director Neil Druckmann and game director Bruce Straley to talk about Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End and specially the gameplay demo that was shown off at E3 2015 recently.

First off if you noticed the sentence at the beginning of the demo that reads “I am a man of fortune, I must seek my fortune,” and were wondering what was the background, Druckmann revealed that it is from the King of Pirates, Henry Avery.

Here’s a guy who’s always trying to prove something to himself, always trying to seek his fortune – and maybe to compensate for something. In this story, we’re exploring who he really is, that hole he’s trying to fill.

the duo also discussed how PlayStation 4 has made things easier for them but it seems their point of view was just a bit contradictory. While Druckmann says “we’re at a point where technology isn’t driving our decisions, it’s our creativity and what we can come up with,” Straley said:

You can’t have everything so you pick your mechanics to fit the pacing. With each game we’re evolving with what the technology can afford us, and right now we’re able to make the world seem a lot more real.

We saw Nate driving in the demo, which is a first for him. Developers say that this introduces a lot of new gameplay mechanics in Uncharted 4 and lets you drive long distances while making sure they the open world doesn’t hamper the story telling.

Other mechanics were also revealed like hiding even lower behind sandbags, crawling on all fours, smashing enemies on the walls, climbing shacks and so on.

In the end, Straley said how they think of each character to bring up a facet in Nathan:

All the characters we create are kind of mirrors of different facets of Nate’s personality. Sam is part of Nate’s past that re-ignites that fire in Nate’s belly and gets him back into the adventure.

Are you excited about the new prospects of Uncharted 4? I am!