Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is at the top of nearly every PS4 owner's most-wanted list, ever since that initial teaser trailer on the eve of the PlayStation 4 launch. Since then, players have been waiting to see more of the latest adventure from Nathan Drake. Developer Naughty Dog then promised that gamers would be able to play as Nathan Drake in a "new way," and were treated to another trailer at E3 2014, showcasing a haggard, nearly-broken version of the wisecracking hero.
Since then, most of the news surrounding the game has been more conceptual than solid. Naughty Dog has revealed how Uncharted 4 has been influenced by the developer's work on The Last of Us, whilst there has been more discussion surrounding Drake's new weathered look, hinting at a darker, more mature nature to the title. Veteran voice actor Nolan North then caused plenty of speculation in the fan base by stating that he feels that Uncharted 4 will be the last game in the series.
Now, it looks as though the wait for more information on the current state and direction of Uncharted 4 may be coming to an end, as Evan Wells, co-president of Naughty Dog, is hinting that we'll see more of Uncharted 4 sooner rather than later. Speaking with GameCrate about the past, present and future of Naughty Dog, Wells said that there will be more to see on the game "very soon."
When asked how Uncharted 4 was doing, Wells stated that the PS4 exclusive was "coming along nicely." He continued to say that Naughty Dog had been "hard at work since E3" and that the developer would have "some stuff to show you very soon." Hopefully this means that we'll soon have some gameplay footage to view. Given Naughty Dog's previous relationship with the VGX Awards - Uncharted 3 had a reveal trailer at Spike TV's 2010 event - we could see some more details at this year's show.
Wells also revealed that Naughty Dog were "spitballing" concept art for a science fiction game before they came across the idea of Uncharted. Apparently, in the "period between PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3," the developer was generating plenty of concept art for new IPs - including an underwater facility and "tree beasts." Naughty Dog ultimately decided to follow the Indiana Jones angle of Uncharted since it may not have been as outrageous as the other concepts, but "was grounded in reality and relatable to everybody."
Until this upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief's End news launches, there are still bits and pieces to keep fans of the series occupied. Last week, concept art of the game was released, showing a variety of new game locations. We'll be sure to share more details on Uncharted 4 if and when it comes.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End does not have an official release date as of yet, but is set to launch exclusively on the PS4 some time in 2015.