Naughty Dog reveals more details surrounding the multiplayer of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, including the fact that multiplayer DLC can be unlocked in-game.
It’s almost time for another of the most anticipated games of 2016 to see release. On May 10, the Uncharted series is due to see its final iteration through the release of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. However, developer Naughty Dog will no doubt be hoping that the game’s multiplayer will prove to be just as enthralling as the single player mode’s story, and has revealed that there will be a certain level of multiplayer parity for all users.
Confirming more details surrounding the multiplayer gameplay of Uncharted 4 over on the official PlayStation blog, lead game designer Robert Cogburn announced that all future game modes and maps will be available to gamers without an extra cost at all. Not only that, but access to all extra DLC will not require users to spend a penny. “All future maps and modes will be included with Uncharted 4 at no additional cost,” reiterated Cogburn, before also confirming that “all vanity and gameplay in-game store items will be unlockable through gameplay!”
According to Naughty Dog, this is an attempt to stop the game’s multiplayer community from becoming fragmented into the haves and have nots. As an added bonus, this will also keep players hunting after a specific item but refusing to spend extra cash in-game as they rack up extra points towards the item in question. This points system, which will be known as Relics, can be traded for DLC chests to unlock.
Naughty Dog has put together a multiplayer philosophy that boils down to treating all users equally, and this will hopefully create a strong gamer community within Uncharted 4. All game maps and modes will be made available to all users on the same day, and the developer is planning to release a steady stream of new content for the game’s multiplayer. What’s more, the cinema tool is also set to return, allowing users to make custom multiplayer footage.
Should Naughty Dog deliver upon its multiplayer promises, then users should be in for a treat. However, many will still be counting on the game’s single player mode to shine the brightest, particularly given that the developer has suggested that Uncharted 4 has the longest campaign in franchise history. Players beware, though, as Naughty Dog has also warned that the game’s ending is going to be divisive.
Although it is all looking positive for now, the creation of Uncharted 4 has not always been smooth sailing for Naughty Dog. Aside from the title’s numerous delays, there was also the recent issue of UK copies of the game being sold early after being stolen in transit. Hopefully, all of the developer’s struggles will prove to be worth it.
Uncharted 4 will be released on May 10, exclusively for PS4.
Source: PlayStation Blog