The next chapter poised to add more color and depth to Uncharted's already stunning legacy is set to release later this year. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will launch as a standalone game. Naughty Dog revealed that it would be a longer, more complete experience than The Last of Us: Left Behind, but shorter than Uncharted 4. SIE Social Media Director Sid Shuman recently got an insider's peek at The Lost Legacy, and posted a revealing preview of the game on the official PlayStation Blog.
The first thing that we need to get out of the way is the fact that this story belongs to Chloe and Nadine. Don't expect to find Nathan Drake anywhere - he's not the star of the show this time around. “We entertained a few possible ideas around including Nate as a secondary character,” writer Josh Scherr explained. “But everything we did felt superfluous because we tied it all up with Uncharted 4.” Director Kurt Margenau was even more direct: “We’re not going to touch on Nathan Drake in this, at all.”
So that's that. As for Chloe and Nadine, the unlikely duo will be exploring southern India in search of a priceless relic: the Tusk of Ganesh. Creative Director Shaun Escayg notes that this new setting will bring back a lot of the allure and mystery presented in the original Uncharted game. “Beautiful, big landscapes to traverse and explore, that sense of a surprise around every corner... We wanted to bring more of that back."
It's promised that these new environments will be packed with secrets, treasures, and combat experiences that players can approach from multiple angles, in multiple ways. If this all sounds very ambitious, that's because it is. Don't worry, though, we should still be playing this game by the end of the year. Naughty Dog as adopted a more streamlined development process, and Shuman notes that "...the game will benefit from an updated production process that can see up to five teams working on one location at a time."
Throughout the interview, we also learn that Naughty Dog is dedicated to incorporating everything it learned throughout its development of Uncharted 4. Old tricks and new mechanics will be poured into this exciting new adventure, and the developers are going to great lengths to ensure that everything is fun. They even bought and lockpicking kit to get a feel for how it should work in the game.
Fore more details, you can check out the full post right here and check out some screen shots and artwork in the gallery below. Stay tuned to WWG for all of the latest on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.