Naughty Dog Director of Communications Says Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Could be Over 10 Hours Long
Naughty Dog's Arne Mayer talks about the potential length of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in conversation following Bafta Awards.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy began as a single piece of downloadable content for last year’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End before later being revealed to be a standalone experience separate from Uncharted 4 entirely at PlayStation Experience 2016. Since then, fans have been curious as to just how long this standalone experience will be. Well, we may have received an answer.
In a conversation with IBTimes UK after the Bafta awards, Naughty Dog’s director of communications Arne Mayer talked about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and its evolution from becoming a single piece of add-on DLC for Uncharted 4 to its now standalone form.
Years ago, when we were asked if we were ever doing a single player expansion for Uncharted we always said, ‘Well, we don’t have the self-discipline to do that’. If we tried to do that we’d create a full game. There’s no way we could, sort of, constrict and restrain ourselves, and that’s exactly what was happening here. When we were doing story pitches, we were coming up with a game that would be over ten hours long and so we suddenly realized everything we said was true and we couldn’t keep it short.
I think I speak for most people when I say that if The Lost Legacy does end up being near or over ten hours long, then it will be a much larger experience than I ever anticipated. You won’t find me complaining though because the more Uncharted, the better; especially since this will be one of our last journeys into this world for quite some time.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is slated to come out later this year on the PS4 with no specific release date given yet.