UN­CHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END

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Pub­lisher SCE De­vel­oper Naughty Dog For­mat PS4 Re­lease TBC

Nathan Drake’s crow’s feet and grey­ing locks are as much a prod­uct of PS4’s ren­der­ing power as

Un­charted’s nar­ra­tive arc, but the blem­ished face pre­sented at E3 was enough to cre­ate lines in our own brow. The fo­liage-heavy re­veal was cap­tured in-en­gine and run­ning on PS4, but it seems un­likely that in-game char­ac­ters will sport quite this level of fidelity (con­sider the dif­fer­ence be­tween In­fa­mous:

Sec­ond Son’s playable and cutscene mod­els). Even so, Drake will be able to nav­i­gate and fight his way through the world in a va­ri­ety of new ways thanks to an ex­panded moveset that will al­low for “deeper and richer game­play me­chan­ics”, but not at the cost of the se­ries’ epic set-pieces and roller­coaster pace. Naughty Dog is aim­ing to more closely mesh on­screen ac­tion with story, too, and the tale sees Drake forced back into a life of thiev­ery.

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