If Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End really is to go down as Naughty Dog’s last foray at the helm of the series, then Creative Director Neil Druckmann wants to send off Nathan Drake on a very, very high note.
In an interview with the New York Times, Druckmann touched base on closing out Drake’s adventure. Having worked all across the series – most notably on Among Thieves – with Bruce Straley, it represents the end of an era for the game designer, though Druckmann believes the time is right to bring the curtain down on Nate and Co..
It’s time. Sometimes, a character just lets you know it’s time to move on. For me, that was part of the intrigue of coming back to this world. You never see something successful in the industry end. It usually just fizzles out.
As for the general scope of A Thief’s End, he went on to reveal that Naughty Dog wants the sequel to be a “mind-blowing, eye-popping, sweaty-palms adventure.”
This is the biggest, most ambitious Uncharted — let alone game — that Naughty Dog has ever endeavored to take on. We want to do this justice. We want it to be a mind-blowing, eye-popping, sweaty-palms adventure. Everybody is bleeding out of their eye sockets to make it come together. We want to make sure Drake is sent off properly.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will swagger onto PlayStation 4 come April 26. Outside of an unexpected kerfuffle with Ubisoft and a piece of Assassin’s Creed concept art, yesterday’s story trailer gives you a sense of that “eye-popping” tale.
Source: NY Times