Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will try to ‘find closure’ for the story of Nathan Drake, according to developers Naughty Dog.
The revelation came in a trailer released today by Game Informer, where UC4’s co-directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley revealed a few new details about the epic adventure game.
A Thief’s End will take place three years after the events of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, with protagonist Nathan Drake searching for a mythical pirate utopia in Madagascar. This time around, he’ll be joined by his long lost brother, Sam, who – as was revealed at last month’s PlayStation Experience – is being voiced by the inimitable Troy Baker.
Actor Nolan North, who has portrayed Drake throughout the series, praised the inclusion of his character’s sibling, saying: “The introduction of Sam has certain given us a new place to take Drake… once you get to the fourth game, you’re like, how do you keep it fresh, what do you do? And [Troy Baker] brought the freshness.”
In the video, Bruce Straley hinted at A Thief’s End being the last in the popular series. He said: “Trying to take everything Nathan Drake has done, and who he is, and trying to find closure for that story… that’s really challenging and it comes with a lot of stress.”
However, he quickly added: “We’re not going to make it too dark. Everybody calm down, just take a breath!”
Neil Druckmann, who also wrote and co-directed the hugely popular The Last of Us with Straley, talked about the team being able to put in practice everything they had learned during the development of previous Uncharted titles and TLOU. He said: “This is the Uncharted we feel like we want to make; the culmination of everything we’ve learned on Uncharted and The Last of Us”.