If you feared Nathan Drake’s adventures would come to a bittersweet conclusion with Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, think again. The Uncharted franchise was never conceived as a trilogy, says Naughty Dog co-president Evan Well while speaking with CVG. There can be an infinite number of Uncharted games, as long as Naughty Dog has the ideas to create more.
Evan Wells went on to explain that every game in the Uncharted franchise is a stand-alone adventure that can be enjoyed without experiencing the games before it. What this means is that the sky is the limit with future titles. Naughty Dog can create them until the day the studio turns to dust. (Editor’s Note — Please find time to slip in a new Jak & Daxter game before this point)
“Every single episode is a standalone adventure,” said Wells. “We feel like we can keep putting [Nathan Drake] in these scenarios that are self-contained that anyone can pick up and play, but if you have played them and know the characters and storylines it can be an even more rewarding experience.
“I don’t see why we wouldn’t keep going and making more of those adventures as long we’ve got the ideas.”
To officially put our opinion on the record — Yes, please!
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception launches this November, but don’t expect every story thread to wrap up with a pretty bow on top. It seems obvious that Naughty Dog isn’t done with Nathan, Sully, Elena and the rest of the gang just yet.