Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Gets Info on New Modes, Upcoming Changes and More

on June 30, 2016 4:28 PM

During a livestream on Twitch hoested by Naughty Dog, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Game Designers Quentin Cobb, Vinit Agarwal and Robert Ryan provided more information on what you can expect from the future of the game, focusing on multiplayer.

  • The new Sunken Ruins map will be introduced in ranked multiplayer next week. They didn’t put it in immediately to test it a bit in regular mode and make sure it didn’t have bugs and imbalances.
  • Some changes are being worked on to ranked matchmaking to make ranks between those who are selected for a match closer in range.
  • The team is considering introducing more modes in ranked multiplayer.
  • One of the designers used to be part of the competitive scene in Call of Duty, and brought¬†that expertise to Uncharted 4‘s multiplayer.
  • The team isn’t ready to have ranks displayed as numbers yet. The matchmaking is still work in progress, and they don’t want players to fixate on numbers.
  • The Lab might come in the future, but it’s something the developers don’t want to tackle until all the core features are in place.
  • The trial for the Path of Indira is a little too difficult so the team is working on changing that.
  • The team would really like to support clan tags and features, but it’s “technically sort of tricky.” For the moment there is no more info about that.
  • Everything is on track according to the road map released a while ago.
  • The forfeit system was introduced to discourage just quitting a match.
  • The leaderboards now show normalized values. The team would love to show live stats. They’re actually already capturing a lot of them currently. It’s something they’ll look into, but can’t make promises. What is already¬†in the roadmap still has priority.
  • There will be more than one new game mode. Creating them takes a lot of time, so they can’t yet share when they’ll come. They have been prototyping a couple of options for the moment.
 /  Executive News Editor
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