Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is the last game by developer Naughty Dog, but it does not mean that Nolan North won’t come back for another Uncharted game if SONY decides to go for a sequel with another developer.
It is impossible to imagine an Uncharted game without Nolan North as he has become a vital part of the franchise, same is the case with Naughty Dog so we don’t think a different developer will be able to do justice to the franchise.
In an interview with Vulture Nolan said:
Depending on how much money this game makes, Sony might want to do another one with another studio. And I would certainly come back.
Fans would be pretty excited if SONY announces Uncharted 5 but many would agree with me that Uncharted 4 ending pretty much summed up the story of Nathan Drake and we don’t necessarily need Uncharted 5 with Nathan Drake. However, I would not mind seeing Nathan again dodging bullets and finding hidden treasures one again.
In the interview Nolan also discussed the development of Uncharted 4, he said “we had shot eight months of motion-capture for Amy Hennig’s story, and it was all thrown away.”
Amy Hennig was the game director for Uncharted 4 until 2014 when she left Naughty Dog to join Viscerel Games, and after her departure almost entire story for Uncharted 4 was changed,and that is why they had to do the entire motion capture process again.
Naughty Dog hasn’t shared any details of the changes made to the game after Amy but we have figured it out.
In the interview creative director Neil Druckmann told that he wanted to kill Elena in Uncharted 2, he said “I was pushing for that, but it wasn’t my call. So now everyone thinks, ‘Oh my God, Neil is going to kill Elena?”.
BE Warned Potential Spoilers Ahead Neil Druckmann also shared his favorite part in Uncharted 4:
Close to the end, a character is talking to another about one thing. But there’s something very different on their mind, and they’re being jokey in the conversation, but as soon as they’re left alone, there’s a split-second where they look over their shoulder, and you see them having to let go. That really resonates with me.
Co-Writer Josh Scherr on Uncharted 4 and Druckmann revealed that the boat chase scene at the beginning of the game was originally in the middle of the story. They moved the sequence to the beginning of the game when they realized that Uncharted 4 needed a ‘grabbier’ cold opening.