Sony could have simply teased its subsequent Uncharted recreation in a brand new business a few supposed finish to the PlayStation 5 console scarcity. In between vignettes for introduced video games like Spider-Man 2 is a quick clip of a girl carrying a torch via a cave, and followers suppose it is perhaps pointing to a brand new Uncharted recreation starring Nathan Drake’s daughter, Cassie.
A put up over on the PlayStation Weblog (through VGC) even says that the brand new PS5 advert “hints on the breadth of extraordinary experiences” obtainable on the console, and goes out of its approach to dare gamers to see if they’ll “spot all the sport references.” The lady within the cave, who at one level will be seen blowing mud off a mysterious artifact, seems to be the one a part of the business that doesn’t correspond to a at present introduced or launched Ps unique.
The final numbered recreation within the sequence, PlayStation 4’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s Finish, concluded with a monologue that includes a playable Cassie Drake. The daughter of sequence protagonists Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher, Cassie rifles via memorabilia from the 2’s previous adventures, ultimately getting caught and convincing her dad and mom to share the tales of their previous lives. Naughty Canine couldn’t have telegraphed any extra clearly what its potential future plans for the sequence had been.
However that was nearly seven years in the past at this level. Excluding 2017’s terrific standalone growth, Uncharted: The Misplaced Legacy, and the current remastered Legacy of Thieves Assortment, we haven’t heard a peep from Sony about the way forward for the sequence. In truth, simply final week Naughty Canine Co-President Neil Druckman, instructed Buzzfeed the studio had no plans for extra video games. “We’re accomplished [with Uncharted],” he mentioned. “We’re transferring on.”
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Sony may not be completed, nevertheless. A number of job postings final 12 months hinted at Naughty Canine probably collaborating with a brand new inner PlayStation staff on an present franchise, whereas different rumors steered a attainable reboot was within the works. No matter path a brand new venture ended up taking, it’s straightforward to see why Sony would wish to proceed the sequence.
Uncharted 4 managed to promote 16 million copies, and even the lackluster Hollywood movie adaptation grossed near 4 occasions its finances. Throughout a interval when the film, TV, and recreation industries are all doubling down on established franchises, it’s onerous to see Uncharted, a precursor to Sony’s current scorching streak in first-party improvement, being left within the vault.