Sony and Naughty Dog have released the first episode in a new “The Making of Uncharted 4” video series. The first chapter, titled “The Evolution of a Franchise,” explores the origins of the action-adventure series and how The Last of Us influenced the design of the latest entry, A Thief’s End.
The eight-minute video offers an inside look at the franchise, featuring insight and commentary from some of the key designers and actors. Check it out:
Four further episodes will be released throughout March and April, leading up to the PlayStation 4 game’s release in May.
“You’ll want to stick around for the full series–I would go so far as to say it was emotional for a few people here to watch by the time the series wrapped up,” Naughty Dog’s Arne Meyer said on the PlayStation Blog.
Here are the names of the upcoming four episodes:
- The Making of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: Growing up with Drake
- The Making of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: Pushing Technical Boundaries Part 1
- The Making of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: Pushing Technical Boundaries Part 2
- The Making of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: In the End
Finally, Meyer said Naughty Dog is “still hard at work” finishing off Uncharted 4. He teased that the studio plans to reveal more about the action game before its launch, though no other details were shared.
It’s been a long time coming for Uncharted 4. The PS4-exclusive was first scheduled to launch in 2015, but was later moved to March 2016 and then again to April 2016 before its latest delay to May 2016.
Uncharted 4 is the final entry in the series that Naughty Dog plans to develop and the last one to feature Nathan Drake in the lead role. However, the series may live on with another developer.
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