Bruce Straley, one of Uncharted’s fathers and co-director of The Last of Us, spoke to GamesRadar + about how he would like a hypothetical Uncharted 5 .
Straley left Naughty Dog several years ago now and the software house itself does not seem willing to go back to the franchise after The Last of Us Part II.
“I would like to play another Nathan Drake game , or even another game in that world with other characters, “ explained as one of the creators of the series. “I think it still has a lot of potential”.
Straley obviously sets conditions, including “the original concepts we pushed into Uncharted 2” , with numerous “all playable set pieces” and the entry of IP “into the realm of player choice, to see how it would impact on the adventure”. p>
Naughty Dog should wonder about “how to make the player feel like he’s the one who’s discovering things in the Nathan Drake adventure, and not like the history forced him to play in a certain way “.
Uncharted 5 should therefore allow to play an adventure with those characters and have real freedom – and I’m not talking about an open world, in itself, either. I think Madagascar “, the open level of Uncharted 4, ” is a good place to start a conversation. Combine the level design of Madagascar with the set pieces of Uncharted 2 and then add open choices to it the middle “.
The saga, according to Straley, has however much to say because ” the industry still needs well-hatched characters and good stories that don’t get caught too seriously, as so many games in triple-A space tend to do now. “
The franchise’s latest release dates back to Uncharted: Lost Heritage, which in a sense has reflected this type of vision as it was of limited size compared to a chapter of the main series. Recently he joined the PlayStation Hits lineup.