Uncharted 4 was definitely a closer for the story of the dashing adventurer, Nathan Drake. We got to experience his final adventure along with a satisfying and conclusive ending. However, the world of Uncharted is still filled with many stories and interesting characters that can still be explored. Case in point, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the standalone title which follows Chloe Frazer who was completely absent from the final game outside of a few references.
It’s not too much of a jump to expect that the Uncharted universe isn’t completely over, but following the conclusion of Uncharted 4, we would think that Naughty Dog would put the franchise to bed. However, in an interview with Eurogamer, creative director and writer for The Lost Legacy, Shaun Escayg, had the following to say when asked about the end of the franchise:
“I wouldn’t say it’s the end. This thieving world is huge. There’s so many characters. Even before we settled on this particular story we were exploring Sullivan, we were exploring Cutter, and pairing each other up, thinking what would be right, what would have conflict, growth, something new, something fresh. And Chloe was the one that kept jumping out. But to say the Uncharted world is done… I doubt that highly.”
Doubt that highly. Strong words that can hint at the franchise still having life albeit in a different form. The story of Nathan Drake is certainly concluded, but we might still be going on some swashbuckling adventures with other characters in the future. Perhaps even a complete reboot with different characters, you never know. However, it doesn’t seem like this will be the end of the Uncharted world just yet.