In a recent podcast held by the Writers Guild of America, West, Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann has made some interesting comments in regards to the final installment of the Uncharted Franchise.
When asked by Gennifer Hutchison (of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad) what it was like to send off the series, Druckmann went onto to provide more insight into what had happened during the early stages of Uncharted 4’s production.
“On one hand you are trying to tell a story that could stand on its own, for people that haven’t played the previous titles. At the same time, you are looking at what are the dangling threads that have been left from Uncharted 1, 2 and 3 with the characters, their relationships and for us as we came on the project it really felt like Nathan Drake didn’t have too many places left to go. It was one of our conditions that if we’re going to come in, this is the only place we felt left for this character to ultimately finish his arc, pay out the relationship with Elena and everything that happened in the previous titles.”
This comment seems to confirm that Amy Hennig’s version of Uncharted 4 was indeed not the end of Nathan Drake’s story. While we may never find out what Amy’s initial plans were with Uncharted 4, fans are more than satisfied with the final game that we received from Neil and Bruce.
You can listen to the full podcast on the official website of the Writers Guild of America, West, where Neil discusses writing in the industry, working at Naughty Dog and writing for two of the most critically acclaimed video games in recent history, The Last of Us and Uncharted 4.