Whilst it was originally revealed earlier this year that Uncharted 4 would be Nathan Drake’s final appearance in the series, developer Naughty Dog hasn’t ruled out a future ‘Uncharted 5’, but said it’s be hard to image an Uncharted game without its main hero.

These comments come from writer Josh Scherr, who’s work can be found in the upcoming Uncharted 4. When asked about the future of the Uncharted franchise by OPM UK, Scherr stated that he wouldn’t ruled out the possibility of doing an Uncharted game without Drake, although he admitted it’d be “hard to image”.

“I think one thing that’s been great about this series is that we have created this… I hate to use the word universe because Marvel’s been overusing it, but we’ve created this world where ancient civilisations remain undiscovered and lots of charismatic and unscrupulous treasure hunters exist to go and pursue these” Scherr said, as reported by Playstation Universe.

“I suppose you could tell a story in a world without Nathan Drake, but it’s… In some ways it’s a little hard to imagine” Scherr concluded. Uncharted 4 is obviously bringing a closure to the story of Nathan Drake, and “it’s going to be awesome” said Uncharted 4 lead designer Kurt Margenau.

It goes without saying that Uncharted is a leading franchise for Sony, having sold over 21 million units worldwide, and still having the release of the Nathan Drake Collection in October and Uncharted 4 in March to come. A movie is also in development, with Uncharted writer Neil Druckmann having a heavy hand in the production.

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