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Neil Druckmann Explains Why Uncharted Has to End

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“I feel like the best way to honour him is to go out on top, to finish his story.”

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is arguably one of the most anticipated games of 2016 and will undoubtedly be many people’s game of the year. However, the release of Uncharted 4 will be bittersweet for fans as, as its name suggests, A Thief’s End will be the last Uncharted game from Naughty Dog. Sony own the rights to the Uncharted series, and maybe they’ll continue the story, but this is it for Naughty Dog and Neil Druckmann, the game’s creative director and writer.

In an interview with EuroGamer, Druckmann revealed why he believes the time is right for Nathan Drake’s adventures to end and why it will be hard for Sony to continue after the events of Uncharted 4.


“We’ve been with this character for so long…,” explained Druckmann. “He’s at the height of his popularity, so it’s not a good business decision, but I feel like the best way to honour him is to go out on top, to finish his story.

“Whether that’s it for Uncharted? I don’t know. At the end of the day Sony owns Uncharted and they can do whatever they want. But with the end of this story it will be really hard to do a sequel with Nathan Drake. Maybe there’ll be a prequel, maybe it will be a different character – I don’t know. But this is the end for Nathan Drake.”

It looks like Uncharted 4 will wrap up Nathan Drake’s story pretty thoroughly. We don’t yet know what Naughty Dog and Neil Druckmann are planning next but we look forward to it.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is due to be released exclusively on the PlayStation 4 on April 26.

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