It’s been common knowledge for a long time now that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be the final chapter in Nathan Drake’s story, which has led many fans to speculate exactly what this means for the charismatic adventurer. Whatever happens, we do know that the Uncharted 4 ending will be divisive, as Creative Director Neil Druckmann has revealed to IGN:
“I think people will discuss the ending. If focus tests are anything to go by, there will be some arguments about the ending. I’m excited. Indifference would be the worst thing. I would rather have people hate it than be indifferent to it. We’ll see how they react.”
When asked whether Drake would survive the Uncharted 4 ending, he replied coyly, ““Do you really want me to tell you? You don’t really want me to tell you.”
Speaking in a separate interview, Druckmann spoke about the possibility of future Uncharted games even though it isn’t something Naughty Dog would want to create, but they would certainly have a hand in it. Druckmann explains,
“If they made a great game I’d be excited. I’d want to play an Uncharted I didn’t work on. It’d be a lot of fun. Obviously we would have a big part in it as the creators of the franchise, we’d just want to make sure they get the essence of it right.”
With the release of Uncharted 4 only a month away, Druckmann has been busy dealing with the media as you’d expect. He recently explained how all work on a potential Last of Us 2 has halted in order to focus all energy on Uncharted 4 and its DLC. Some shiny new gameplay footage has also been revealed today, with Drake, his brother and Sully driving and exploring Madagascar in their jeep.
It is intriguing to discover what Drake’s final adventure will bring to him and his friends, so look out for Uncharted 4 exclusively for Playstation 4 on May 10.