UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END
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.