Naughty Dog is hard at work on finishing Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, but the developer recently revealed why they decided this entry in Nathan Drake’s adventure would be his last.
“This will be our fourth Uncharted game,” Lead game designer Robert Cogburn told Kotaku. “These games are hard to make. Particularly with a character like Nathan Drake in a world that’s fairly grounded, it’s a challenge to consider how much more we can expand the universe while adhering to those sorts of rules.”
Cogburn also noted that the game’s are difficult to put together technically.
“This is gonna be the fourth time we start answering stuff like, ‘How do we make hand-grabs visible? What do we do to scale the combat experience? What are the interesting puzzles we can be introducing in the moment-to-moment as the player’s experiencing this narrative?'” he said. “That’s not to say the questions will be the same in games we make going forward, but as a studio we grow tired of answering those same types of questions in the same fiction. It’s gonna be fun for us to really embark on new ideas and start fleshing those out [in a new series].”
After Uncharted 4, Naughty Dog revealed they have plans for “one or two” more games to release this console generation.