In a recent interview with The Sun, Naughty Dog’s creative director Neil Druckmann hinted that the series’ protagonist Nathan Drake could be facing his demise – especially if the game’s subtitle (A Thief’s End) is anything to be believed.
... I feel like the best way to honour him is to go out on top, to finish his story. Whether that’s it for Uncharted? I don’t know. At the end of the day Sony owns Uncharted and they can do whatever they want. But with the end of this story, it will be really hard to do a sequel with Nathan Drake.
Druckmann went on about the team’s new approach to set pieces. While the original trilogy “had this trajectory of going bigger and more badass,” developer Naughty Dog now wants those moments to tie in with the story, and mirror the personal conflicts the characters are undergoing.
Druckmann pointed to The Last of Us as a learning experience for the team, stating that not all set pieces have to be over the top, and that “small and intimate” ones have helped change the pacing from previous games.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is set to release exclusively for the PlayStation 4 in April later this year.