Naughty Dog, the studio behind the Uncharted franchise, has created some of the greatest adventures with the best cast of characters over the last several years. Where Uncharted is concerned, most fans would have assumed the target number of main console games for the series was three. Three, strap on your rocket scientist cap, would make it a trilogy. And trilogies are all the rage these days.
However, that’s not the case. Naughty Dog Co-President Evan Wells spoke with CVG about the franchise itself and how it can play out over a long period of time. How long? Well, forever. There was no pre-determined number of games set up when Naughty Dog started their work with Drake and his pals.
Every single episode is a standalone adventure. We [feel] like we can keep putting him in these scenarios that are self-contained that anyone can pick up and play, but if you have played them and know the characters and storylines it can be an even more rewarding experience. I don’t see why we wouldn’t keep going and making more of those adventures as long we’ve got the ideas.
Think of the Uncharted franchise as any other great set of fictional stories. With the characters and talent they have, Naughty Dog could likely create an unending series of independent adventures. And, quite honestly, with Naughty Dog’s penchant for quality and production value, I’d welcome the presence of an ongoing series of Uncharted games. If every few years marks the addition of another classic, I’m already thrilled.
While we’d be downright silly to call this confirmation of Uncharted 4, it’s safe to say that Naughty Dog will absolutely be heading in that direction soon. Their love for work and the typically stunning critical reception of the games they make will keep them aboard the ship to more Uncharted sequels undoubtedly.