Today, Game Informer announced that its cover story for its April 2017 magazine issue is Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the upcoming Uncharted standalone expansion that focuses on one of the series main characters Chloe Frazer. The expansion, which was first unveiled at PlayStation Experience 2016, is due sometime in 2017.
Alongside this announcement, which is pertinent because it means new information about the title will be flooding out soon, Game Informer revealed that it chatted with various members of Naughty Dog about the iconic PlayStation franchise recently.
According to Game Informer, the team reiterated it is done with Nathan Drake, and feels that Uncharted 4 wrapped up his story perfectly. However, while it had said in the past that Uncharted 4 was the last hoorah for Nathan Drake, there was speculation that the series could live on beyond him, and that perhaps The Lost Legacy was the first sign of such a continued life for the series. But according to Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells this likely won’t be the case.
Wells insists that while the team is excited to dive into Chloe’s Story with the upcoming standalone DLC, it doesn’t have some grand plan to do Uncharted serially or create further side stories with other characters. Wells specifically says the following:
“I would say that Naughty Dog doing an Uncharted after this is unlikely. I would never say never, but we’ve got The Last of Us Part II on our plates and there’s so much other stuff that [we want to explore]. It’d be hard. If we magically had that two-team, three-team studio, sure – it’d be great to keep doing it. We really love the franchise, but the studio has limited resources and lots of other ideas. I’d say the likelihood is low.”
Let us know what you think in the comments. Will Naughty Dog revisit the series? Will Sony dish out the series to another studio? Or is Uncharted’s return off the table completely for the foreseeable future?