During an interview with BuzzFeed, Neil Broekmann, co-president of Naughty Dog Studios, just hammered the first nail in the coffin of good old Nathan Drake, the hero of the Uncharted franchise. After all, according to him, “the team put an end to history.” [de Nathan Drake] and she can say it’s over this time. Let’s move on to something else.”
Starting in 2007 with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, the new IP finally imposes itself with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, arguably the best episode of the series. After the excellent but slightly less flashy Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (2011), the license packs its bags on the PS Vita (Sony’s latest handheld console) with Uncharted: Golden Abyss (2012), quite a technological feat but clearly below what we’re used to. . Finally, in 2016, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End masterfully completes the story arc, despite being a bit long at the end of the adventure.
A saga inseparable from Sony
The Uncharted saga has been given the right to several compilations, remasters or easter eggs in other Sony flagship licenses and other ports, of course on PC. Nathan Drake will even be one of the main characters in Sony’s roster of Super Smash Bros: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (2012). There would even be a film released in 2022, which, perhaps, would be better buried in a sacrilegious temple, hidden by millennia-old vines of a rainforest long abandoned by people and gods.
Obviously, in a video game, everything happens very quickly and very cleverly, who would say that never again will Drake go in search of an ancient lost city or a forgotten legendary artifact; taken over by another studio, reboot, story focused on a different character from the license like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (2017), multiplayer… dead at either end of the inevitably wobbly ledge.