Uncharted fans are in for a treat as Naughty Dog has revealed that it has DLC plans for the upcoming title that release each season until Spring 2017.
Just ahead of the game’s May 10th release, developers Naughty Dog has released its plans for all Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer DLC. According to the released DLC road map, the company has plans for the game that go as far as Spring 2017.
Each season following the Uncharted 4‘s release brings with it a selection of new weapons, maps, game modes, and vanity items. Excitingly, the road map shows that Autumn 2016 will also see the release of a co-op function, though no further details are shown.
This announcement comes hand-in-hand with the recent reveal that all Uncharted 4 DLC can be unlocked in-game for free. According to lead game-designer Robert Cogburn, all future game modes and maps will be available to players for free, with vanity and in-game store items able to be unlocked through gameplay.
The decision to make DLC content free to all players was reportedly made in an effort to not split up the multiplayer community. Player can earn Relics by playing Uncharted 4 and then spend those relics to activate the DLC. Heavily-invested players should have no trouble amassing enough Relics to match the cost, thanks to the currency being a reward for completing daily challenges, as well as dropping after multiplayer matches. Fans of Uncharted 2 and 3 may be happy to know that the popular multiplayer “Plunder Mode” will be making a return in the upcoming game as well.
Relics can also be used to purchase chests, which will drop random items for players to use in-game. While Relics can only be earned through gameplay, players who don’t wish to wait can purchase Uncharted Points in order to buy in-game items directly.
By now, many PlayStation fans are likely all-aboard the Uncharted 4 hype train, due to what Sony claims is its “largest ever” marketing campaign. The game’s advertisement is no doubt impressive, with TV spots set to run in many high-viewership programs such as Fear The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, as well as before feature films.
There’s no denying that it’s hard to keep excitement levels contained when it comes to witnessing Nathan Drake’s final adventure, even to those who are uninterested in multiplayer DLC. While the ending to the game will reportedly be divisive, it’s likely going to be quite the thrill-ride to get there in what is perhaps the longest game of the series.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be released on May 10, exclusively for the PS4.