With the release of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, developer Naughty Dog was very clear that we would no longer see any more adventures starring Nathan Drake. From its initial development, Uncharted 4 was always meant to serve as the last outing for Nathan and co., and for anyone who’s played through the game in its entirety, it’s not hard to see why we probably won’t be getting any further adventures starring the main man himself.
With the upcoming release of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which stars Chloe Frazer as she teams up with Nadine Ross for a trek across India, fans have been wondering if this standalone release marks the end of the series as we know it. That’s still up for debate, but according to Shaun Escayg, creative director and writer of The Lost Legacy, it’s highly unlikely that we’ve seen the last of the Uncharted name.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Escayg was quick to point out that there are many other stories to be told in the Uncharted universe, and that The Lost Legacy simply ended up focusing on Chloe Frazer, who originally debuted in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves:
I wouldn’t say it’s the end. This thieving world is huge. There’s so many characters. Even before we settled on this particular story we were exploring Sullivan, we were exploring Cutter, and pairing each other up, thinking what would be right, what would have conflict, growth, something new, something fresh. And Chloe was the one that kept jumping out.
It’s worth noting that if Naughty Dog were to return to the Uncharted series at some point, it may take a few years before we hear any news on such a project. That’s because aside from The Lost Legacy, the studio is currently hard at work on The Last of Us Part II, which was announced at last year’s PlayStation Experience. Still, it doesn’t seem like this is the end and as soon as we learn anything more on the much beloved series, we’ll be sure to let you know.