Naughty Dog has clarified that they don’t have plans after Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and are happy to move away from the franchise but, Sony suggests that The Lost Legacy is not the end and Uncharted franchise could still continue forward.
Sony Interactive Entertainment hinted in a recent Twitter post with an interesting caption: “the award-winning series continues” instead of posting the award-winning series concludes. While it might not be much but, it suggests that Sony intends to continue the Uncharted franchise after the launch of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
The choice of words is very important and this not the first time Sony has done it. While marketing Uncharted 4: A Theif’s End the tag line “one last time” was changed to emphasize that the game is the closing chapter for Nathan Drake.
Naughty Dog has noted that they are happy to move away from the Uncharted franchise unless they have a story that feels right.
Traditionally we approach every game as a separate project and even with Drake it was always if there’s another story to tell we’ll tell it, but only if it feels right and satisfying, and I think this holds here too with The Lost Legacy.
In the future, if it looks like there’s something that really excites us, great, but we’re perfectly happy to step away from it.
However, the studio has also noted that another Uncharted from them is very unlikely as the studio has a lot of stuff going on for it.
I would say that Naughty Dog doing an Uncharted after this is unlikely. I would never say never, but we’ve got The Last of Us Part 2 on our plates and there’s so much other stuff that [we want to explore].
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