Naughty Dog is, at least for now, truly done with Nathan Drake’s story in the Uncharted series. The PlayStation Blog did up a large look at the upcoming Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and that included word on Drake’s absence.
Here’s Josh Scherr, writer on The Lost Legacy:
“We entertained a few possible ideas around including Nate as a secondary character… but everything we did felt superfluous because we tied it all up with Uncharted 4.”
The developers get even more explicit about Drake than that
If that doesn’t tie it up enough for you, here’s Game Director Kurt Margenau.
“We’re not going to touch on Nathan Drake in this, at all.”
Drake is done… for now. The thing about franchises in the entertainment world is that they’re never really dead. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if we see the return of Drake in four or five years.
For now? He’s gone.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is slated to release this year.