Today, new details about the upcoming Uncharted standalone expansion, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy have surfaced thanks to a new interview between Game Informer and Naughty Dog’s creative director Shaun Escayg and game director Kurt Margenau.
For those that don’t know: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was first announced at PlayStation Experience 2016. The expansion stars fan-favorite and one of the series’ more prominent characters, Chloe Frazer. In The Lost Legacy, Chloe must enlist the aid of renowned mercenary Nadine Ross, — who you may know from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End — in order to recover a fabled ancient Indian artifact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless war profiteer.
Together, Chloe and Nadine will venture deep into the mountains of India in search of the legendary artifact. Along the way, they’ll learn to work together to unearth the mystery of the artifact, fight fierce opposition, and the prevent the entire region from falling into utter chaos.
Okay, now that is out of the way, let’s jump into the interview, which really kicks off with Margenau stating that while Uncharted 4 is a more “epic” and “globetrotting” adventure, The Lost Legacy will be more focused, keep within one location (India), and explore Chloe’s story and her relationship with Nadine. Margenau goes on to describe the expansion as a more “focused” and “condensed” package compared to Uncharted 4.
A little later in the interview, Escayg goes on to the describe the story of the expansion as more “grounded” and “subtle” and explores more of the “human spirit.”Additionally, the smaller scope narratively allows Naughty Dog to spend more time with the characters and dive deeper into their stories, relationship, and personalities.
Margenau then follows up about talking about the game’s set pieces, which if you know Uncharted you know its renown for its superb set pieces. According to the game director, Naughty Dog is doing some “fun” things with set pieces that people are going to be excited by and that isn’t just stuff it has done in the past.
The interview wraps up with Margenau acknowledging that the series this generation is known for having a high standard of storytelling and gameplay, and that the team behind the expansion is taking that, condensing it, and putting its own personal touch on it.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is set to be the first ever standalone release in history of the Uncharted series and will be Naughty Dog’s most substantial story expansion to date. It will be available as a standalone game on store shelves, as well as for digital download. If you already purchased the Uncharted 4 Digital Deluxe Edition or the Explorer’s Pack, you will automatically receive the expansion at launch.