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UrbanRats
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(01-06-2015, 10:34 PM)

Originally Posted by recks

Finished reading, more new info in there than I imagined. I can make a summary in a few mins if no one is doing that.

Bullet points!
Golgo 13
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(01-06-2015, 10:34 PM)
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Awesome, can't wait for this game. Bring it!
cackhyena
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(01-06-2015, 10:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by recks

Finished reading, more new info in there than I imagined. I can make a summary in a few mins if no one is doing that.

Gimme.
Sn4ke_911
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(01-06-2015, 10:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by WinFonda

Neil said, "figuring out how to bring closure to this story" in the game informer vid, so that must mean Naughty Dog is treating this as their last Uncharted internally.

"A Thief's End"
he who dwells
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(01-06-2015, 10:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by recks

Finished reading, more new info in there than I imagined. I can make a summary in a few mins if no one is doing that.

Duuude come on you don't have to ask.GIMME.
Jigolo
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(01-06-2015, 10:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by WinFonda

Neil said, "figuring out how to bring closure to this story" in the game informer vid, so that must mean Naughty Dog is treating this as their last Uncharted internally.

I thought this was the case when they announced it in the first place. I mean "A thief's end"... yeah.

I hope it is too. I like what they've been doing

PS1 = Crash series
PS2 = Jak series
PS3 = Uncharted series (1 TLoU)
PS4 = 1 uncharted game, 1 TLoU game, New IP? (Maybe)
PS5 - New IP?
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(01-06-2015, 10:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sn4ke_911

"A Thief's End"

Yeah I know, but the game's subtitle can be taken a number of ways, I think that's the least ambiguous comment we'll get from ND about it.
The Artisan
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(01-06-2015, 10:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chris_C

Holy Moley, Drake's head is HUUUUUGE

is it just me or do his and his brother's heads look sort of shopped on there?
recks
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(01-06-2015, 10:51 PM)
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- Porting TLOU to PS4 helped Uncharted 4 development
- Small team working on it since U3 development ended, half the team moved to U4 after TLOU and the rest after Left Behind
- Takes places 3 years after U3
- At the start of U4 Drake is living an happy life with Elena, then Sam appears
- Drake thought Sam was dead
- Sam life depends on him finding an artifact from Henry Avery
- Drake feels indebted of his brother and he can't resist getting back on treasure hunting
- Story takes Drake and Sam to Libertalia "a mythic Madagascar colony purportedly founded by pirates"
- Says you're not going to spend the whole game on the island, teases snowy and urban enviroments
- Two rival hunters, Rafe and Nadine
- Rafe is a very different treasure hunter than Drake, with different morale and approach
- Nadine owns a private military company in South Africa
- Villains will play a bigger role this time
- "The lack of Sam being in Nathan life for so long is what's driven him in the last games"
- Sam is five years older than Drake
- Teases Elena and Sully
- Sam is even more reckless than Drake
- Sam is jealous of Drake, sees him as the 'better at everything little brother'
- Lots of rivalry between them
- ND didn't want to talk about Drake and Sam past
- Artifacts (collectibles) may contain notes poiting to more treasures/artifacts
- Enemies can grab your leg if you try to push them over ledges
- More tools besides Rope and Piton (metal spike)
- They're not ready to talk about them yet
- Wants to incorporate the tools into puzzles
- GI saw an extended demo with a new scene. Drake is beaten down while Sam is rested, they start arguing the existance of Avery secret, then something catches Drake's eye, he moves forward, pull some foliage, revealing a gray monument with a carving.
- Focusing on navigational freedom for this entry
- Showed multiple paths, one finding an extra cave, other bypassing a group of enemies
- Plenty of side stories if you're looking for them
- In the demo they showed Drake taking a more riskier climbing route, that almost makes him fall in the sea
- All paths have consequences, there's no "Golden path"
- Rehauled A.I system
- Compared Sam A.I to Ellie, but says Sam is a grown up treasure hunter, so he's much stronger than Ellie
- Trying to "explore what it's like to be with somebody as capable of Nathan Drake"
- Not giving a straight answer if this is Drake last adventure
- Still plenty of humour in the game
- Concept of set piece is "What's something impactful that we can do to switch expectations and how can we have it emotionally charged?"

Please don't hunt me down if I missed something :(
brickarts295
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(01-06-2015, 10:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by recks

- Porting TLOU to PS4 helped Uncharted 4 development
- Small team working on it since U3 development ended, half the team moved to U4 after TLOU and the rest after Left Behind
- Takes places 3 years after U3
- At the start of U4 Drake is living an happy life with Elena, then Sam appears
- Drake thought Sam was dead
- Sam life depends on him finding an artifact from Henry Avery
- Drake feels indebted of his brother and he can't resist getting back on treasure hunting
- Story takes Drake and Sam to Libertalia "a mythic Madagascar colony purportedly founded by pirates"
- Says you're not going to spend the whole game on the island, teases snowy and urban enviroments
- Two rival hunters, Rafe and Nadine
- Rafe is a very different treasure hunter than Drake, with different morale and approach
- Nadine owns a private military company in South Africa
- Villains will play a bigger role this time
- "The lack of Sam being in Nathan life for so long is what's driven him in the last games"
- Sam is five years older than Drake
- Teases Elena and Sully
- Sam is even more reckless than Drake
- Sam is jealous of Drake, sees him as the 'better at everything little brother'
- Lots of rivalry between them
- ND didn't want to talk about Drake and Sam past
- Artifacts (collectibles) may contain notes poiting to more treasures/artifacts
- Enemies can grab your leg if you try to push them over ledges
- More tools besides Rope and Piton (metal spike)
- They're not ready to talk about them yet
- Wants to incorporate the tools into puzzles
- GI saw an extended demo with a new scene. Drake is beaten down while Sam is rested, they start arguing the existance of Avery secret, then something catches Drake's eye, he moves forward, pull some foliage, revealing a gray monument with a carving.
- Focusing on navigational freedom for this entry
- Showed multiple paths, one finding an extra cave, other bypassing a group of enemies
- Plenty of side stories if you're looking for them
- In the demo they showed Drake taking a more riskier climbing route, that almost makes him fall in the sea
- All paths have consequences, there's no "Golden path"
- Rehauled A.I system
- Compared Sam A.I to Ellie, but says Sam is a grown up treasure hunter, so he's much stronger than Ellie
- Trying to "explore what it's like to be with somebody as capable of Nathan Drake"
- Not giving a straight answer if this is Drake last adventure
- Still plenty of humour in the game
- Concept of set piece is "What's something impactful that we can do to switch expectations and how can we have it emotionally charged?"

Please don't hunt me down if I missed something :(

Thank you!

Edit:
"Sam is jealous of Drake, sees him as the 'better at everything little brother"
It really is Liquid Drake XD
thuway
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(01-06-2015, 10:54 PM)
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Sounds amazing! If you are reading this Naughty Dog can you please think about doing more vehicle sections? The multiplayer could benefit from it too. It's been a long time since Drake and Elena in the SUV.
bombshell
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(01-06-2015, 10:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by recks

- Porting TLOU to PS4 helped Uncharted 4 development
- Small team working on it since U3 development ended, half the team moved to U4 after TLOU and the rest after Left Behind
- Takes places 3 years after U3
- At the start of U4 Drake is living an happy life with Elena, then Sam appears
- Drake thought Sam was dead
- Sam life depends on him finding an artifact from Henry Avery
- Drake feels indebted of his brother and he can't resist getting back on treasure hunting
- Story takes Drake and Sam to Libertalia "a mythic Madagascar colony purportedly founded by pirates"
- Says you're not going to spend the whole game on the island, teases snowy and urban enviroments
- Two rival hunters, Rafe and Nadine
- Rafe is a very different treasure hunter than Drake, with different morale and approach
- Nadine owns a private military company in South Africa
- Villains will play a bigger role this time
- "The lack of Sam being in Nathan life for so long is what's driven him in the last games"
- Sam is five years older than Drake
- Teases Elena and Sully
- Sam is even more reckless than Drake
- Sam is jealous of Drake, sees him as the 'better at everything little brother'
- Lots of rivalry between them
- ND didn't want to talk about Drake and Sam past
- Artifacts (collectibles) may contain notes poiting to more treasures/artifacts
- Enemies can grab your leg if you try to push them over ledges
- More tools besides Rope and Piton (metal spike)
- They're not ready to talk about them yet
- Wants to incorporate the tools into puzzles
- GI saw an extended demo with a new scene. Drake is beaten down while Sam is rested, they start arguing the existance of Avery secret, then something catches Drake's eye, he moves forward, pull some foliage, revealing a gray monument with a carving.
- Focusing on navigational freedom for this entry
- Showed multiple paths, one finding an extra cave, other bypassing a group of enemies
- Plenty of side stories if you're looking for them
- In the demo they showed Drake taking a more riskier climbing route, that almost makes him fall in the sea
- All paths have consequences, there's no "Golden path"
- Rehauled A.I system
- Compared Sam A.I to Ellie, but says Sam is a grown up treasure hunter, so he's much stronger than Ellie
- Trying to "explore what it's like to be with somebody as capable of Nathan Drake"
- Not giving a straight answer if this is Drake last adventure
- Still plenty of humour in the game
- Concept of set piece is "What's something impactful that we can do to switch expectations and how can we have it emotionally charged?"

Please don't hunt me down if I missed something :(

Thank you.

Made a new thread with your info: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=146254853
FunkyPajamas
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(01-06-2015, 10:55 PM)
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edit: cross posted in new thread.
SolidSnakex
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- Focusing on navigational freedom for this entry
- Showed multiple paths, one finding an extra cave, other bypassing a group of enemies
- Plenty of side stories if you're looking for them
- In the demo they showed Drake taking a more riskier climbing route, that almost makes him fall in the sea
- All paths have consequences, there's no "Golden path"

That's the best part of the news.
BaraSailey
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(01-06-2015, 10:56 PM)

Originally Posted by recks

- Porting TLOU to PS4 helped Uncharted 4 development
- Small team working on it since U3 development ended, half the team moved to U4 after TLOU and the rest after Left Behind
- Takes places 3 years after U3
- At the start of U4 Drake is living an happy life with Elena, then Sam appears
- Drake thought Sam was dead
- Sam life depends on him finding an artifact from Henry Avery
- Drake feels indebted of his brother and he can't resist getting back on treasure hunting
- Story takes Drake and Sam to Libertalia "a mythic Madagascar colony purportedly founded by pirates"
- Says you're not going to spend the whole game on the island, teases snowy and urban enviroments
- Two rival hunters, Rafe and Nadine
- Rafe is a very different treasure hunter than Drake, with different morale and approach
- Nadine owns a private military company in South Africa
- Villains will play a bigger role this time
- "The lack of Sam being in Nathan life for so long is what's driven him in the last games"
- Sam is five years older than Drake
- Teases Elena and Sully
- Sam is even more reckless than Drake
- Sam is jealous of Drake, sees him as the 'better at everything little brother'
- Lots of rivalry between them
- ND didn't want to talk about Drake and Sam past
- Artifacts (collectibles) may contain notes poiting to more treasures/artifacts
- Enemies can grab your leg if you try to push them over ledges
- More tools besides Rope and Piton (metal spike)
- They're not ready to talk about them yet
- Wants to incorporate the tools into puzzles
- GI saw an extended demo with a new scene. Drake is beaten down while Sam is rested, they start arguing the existance of Avery secret, then something catches Drake's eye, he moves forward, pull some foliage, revealing a gray monument with a carving.
- Focusing on navigational freedom for this entry
- Showed multiple paths, one finding an extra cave, other bypassing a group of enemies
- Plenty of side stories if you're looking for them
- In the demo they showed Drake taking a more riskier climbing route, that almost makes him fall in the sea
- All paths have consequences, there's no "Golden path"
- Rehauled A.I system
- Compared Sam A.I to Ellie, but says Sam is a grown up treasure hunter, so he's much stronger than Ellie
- Trying to "explore what it's like to be with somebody as capable of Nathan Drake"
- Not giving a straight answer if this is Drake last adventure
- Still plenty of humour in the game
- Concept of set piece is "What's something impactful that we can do to switch expectations and how can we have it emotionally charged?"

Please don't hunt me down if I missed something :(

So much information, awesome! This has me super excited, thanks for summarizing it, recks! :)
The Artisan
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(01-06-2015, 10:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by recks

- Porting TLOU to PS4 helped Uncharted 4 development
- Small team working on it since U3 development ended, half the team moved to U4 after TLOU and the rest after Left Behind
- Takes places 3 years after U3
- At the start of U4 Drake is living an happy life with Elena, then Sam appears
- Drake thought Sam was dead
- Sam life depends on him finding an artifact from Henry Avery
- Drake feels indebted of his brother and he can't resist getting back on treasure hunting
- Story takes Drake and Sam to Libertalia "a mythic Madagascar colony purportedly founded by pirates"
- Says you're not going to spend the whole game on the island, teases snowy and urban enviroments
- Two rival hunters, Rafe and Nadine
- Rafe is a very different treasure hunter than Drake, with different morale and approach
- Nadine owns a private military company in South Africa
- Villains will play a bigger role this time
- "The lack of Sam being in Nathan life for so long is what's driven him in the last games"
- Sam is five years older than Drake
- Teases Elena and Sully
- Sam is even more reckless than Drake
- Sam is jealous of Drake, sees him as the 'better at everything little brother'
- Lots of rivalry between them
- ND didn't want to talk about Drake and Sam past
- Artifacts (collectibles) may contain notes poiting to more treasures/artifacts
- Enemies can grab your leg if you try to push them over ledges
- More tools besides Rope and Piton (metal spike)
- They're not ready to talk about them yet
- Wants to incorporate the tools into puzzles
- GI saw an extended demo with a new scene. Drake is beaten down while Sam is rested, they start arguing the existance of Avery secret, then something catches Drake's eye, he moves forward, pull some foliage, revealing a gray monument with a carving.
- Focusing on navigational freedom for this entry
- Showed multiple paths, one finding an extra cave, other bypassing a group of enemies
- Plenty of side stories if you're looking for them
- In the demo they showed Drake taking a more riskier climbing route, that almost makes him fall in the sea
- All paths have consequences, there's no "Golden path"
- Rehauled A.I system
- Compared Sam A.I to Ellie, but says Sam is a grown up treasure hunter, so he's much stronger than Ellie
- Trying to "explore what it's like to be with somebody as capable of Nathan Drake"
- Not giving a straight answer if this is Drake last adventure
- Still plenty of humour in the game
- Concept of set piece is "What's something impactful that we can do to switch expectations and how can we have it emotionally charged?"

Please don't hunt me down if I missed something :(

thank you for that.

although I hope they're not keeping it a "light hearted romp" just because of the scare the rumor made about it being too dark. i'd like a darker approach if that's what their original vision was.

and not to mention, if this is supposed to be the last uncharted game (at least with nate as the protagonist), then by all means, dark is best.
LastNac
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Originally Posted by recks

- Porting TLOU to PS4 helped Uncharted 4 development
- Small team working on it since U3 development ended, half the team moved to U4 after TLOU and the rest after Left Behind
- Takes places 3 years after U3
- At the start of U4 Drake is living an happy life with Elena, then Sam appears
- Drake thought Sam was dead
- Sam life depends on him finding an artifact from Henry Avery
- Drake feels indebted of his brother and he can't resist getting back on treasure hunting
- Story takes Drake and Sam to Libertalia "a mythic Madagascar colony purportedly founded by pirates"
- Says you're not going to spend the whole game on the island, teases snowy and urban enviroments
- Two rival hunters, Rafe and Nadine
- Rafe is a very different treasure hunter than Drake, with different morale and approach
- Nadine owns a private military company in South Africa
- Villains will play a bigger role this time
- "The lack of Sam being in Nathan life for so long is what's driven him in the last games"
- Sam is five years older than Drake
- Teases Elena and Sully
- Sam is even more reckless than Drake
- Sam is jealous of Drake, sees him as the 'better at everything little brother'
- Lots of rivalry between them
- ND didn't want to talk about Drake and Sam past
- Artifacts (collectibles) may contain notes poiting to more treasures/artifacts
- Enemies can grab your leg if you try to push them over ledges
- More tools besides Rope and Piton (metal spike)
- They're not ready to talk about them yet
- Wants to incorporate the tools into puzzles
- GI saw an extended demo with a new scene. Drake is beaten down while Sam is rested, they start arguing the existance of Avery secret, then something catches Drake's eye, he moves forward, pull some foliage, revealing a gray monument with a carving.
- Focusing on navigational freedom for this entry
- Showed multiple paths, one finding an extra cave, other bypassing a group of enemies
- Plenty of side stories if you're looking for them
- In the demo they showed Drake taking a more riskier climbing route, that almost makes him fall in the sea
- All paths have consequences, there's no "Golden path"
- Rehauled A.I system
- Compared Sam A.I to Ellie, but says Sam is a grown up treasure hunter, so he's much stronger than Ellie
- Trying to "explore what it's like to be with somebody as capable of Nathan Drake"
- Not giving a straight answer if this is Drake last adventure
- Still plenty of humour in the game
- Concept of set piece is "What's something impactful that we can do to switch expectations and how can we have it emotionally charged?"

Please don't hunt me down if I missed something :(

jbttwin
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(01-06-2015, 11:01 PM)
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Subscribed to digital GI...now I'm waiting very patiently for them to email me the first issue.
LastNac
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Originally Posted by The Artisan

thank you for that.

although I hope they're not keeping it a "light hearted romp" just because of the scare the rumor made about it being too dark. i'd like a darker approach if that's what their original vision was.

and not to mention, if this is supposed to be the last uncharted game (at least with nate as the protagonist), then by all means, dark is best.

Given that this thing has passed hands a few times there is no telling what the "original vision" even was.
Dragon1893
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(01-06-2015, 11:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by recks

- Porting TLOU to PS4 helped Uncharted 4 development
- Small team working on it since U3 development ended, half the team moved to U4 after TLOU and the rest after Left Behind
- Takes places 3 years after U3
- At the start of U4 Drake is living an happy life with Elena, then Sam appears
- Drake thought Sam was dead
- Sam life depends on him finding an artifact from Henry Avery
- Drake feels indebted of his brother and he can't resist getting back on treasure hunting
- Story takes Drake and Sam to Libertalia "a mythic Madagascar colony purportedly founded by pirates"
- Says you're not going to spend the whole game on the island, teases snowy and urban enviroments
- Two rival hunters, Rafe and Nadine
- Rafe is a very different treasure hunter than Drake, with different morale and approach
- Nadine owns a private military company in South Africa
- Villains will play a bigger role this time
- "The lack of Sam being in Nathan life for so long is what's driven him in the last games"
- Sam is five years older than Drake
- Teases Elena and Sully
- Sam is even more reckless than Drake
- Sam is jealous of Drake, sees him as the 'better at everything little brother'
- Lots of rivalry between them
- ND didn't want to talk about Drake and Sam past
- Artifacts (collectibles) may contain notes poiting to more treasures/artifacts
- Enemies can grab your leg if you try to push them over ledges
- More tools besides Rope and Piton (metal spike)
- They're not ready to talk about them yet
- Wants to incorporate the tools into puzzles
- GI saw an extended demo with a new scene. Drake is beaten down while Sam is rested, they start arguing the existance of Avery secret, then something catches Drake's eye, he moves forward, pull some foliage, revealing a gray monument with a carving.
- Focusing on navigational freedom for this entry
- Showed multiple paths, one finding an extra cave, other bypassing a group of enemies
- Plenty of side stories if you're looking for them
- In the demo they showed Drake taking a more riskier climbing route, that almost makes him fall in the sea
- All paths have consequences, there's no "Golden path"
- Rehauled A.I system
- Compared Sam A.I to Ellie, but says Sam is a grown up treasure hunter, so he's much stronger than Ellie
- Trying to "explore what it's like to be with somebody as capable of Nathan Drake"
- Not giving a straight answer if this is Drake last adventure
- Still plenty of humour in the game
- Concept of set piece is "What's something impactful that we can do to switch expectations and how can we have it emotionally charged?"

Please don't hunt me down if I missed something :(

Thanks! Really appreciate it. Sounds like Elena and Sully are in the backseat for this one. I hope I'm wrong.
Acquiescence
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Originally Posted by recks

- Porting TLOU to PS4 helped Uncharted 4 development
- Small team working on it since U3 development ended, half the team moved to U4 after TLOU and the rest after Left Behind
- Takes places 3 years after U3
- At the start of U4 Drake is living an happy life with Elena, then Sam appears
- Drake thought Sam was dead
- Sam life depends on him finding an artifact from Henry Avery
- Drake feels indebted of his brother and he can't resist getting back on treasure hunting
- Story takes Drake and Sam to Libertalia "a mythic Madagascar colony purportedly founded by pirates"
- Says you're not going to spend the whole game on the island, teases snowy and urban enviroments
- Two rival hunters, Rafe and Nadine
- Rafe is a very different treasure hunter than Drake, with different morale and approach
- Nadine owns a private military company in South Africa
- Villains will play a bigger role this time
- "The lack of Sam being in Nathan life for so long is what's driven him in the last games"
- Sam is five years older than Drake
- Teases Elena and Sully
- Sam is even more reckless than Drake
- Sam is jealous of Drake, sees him as the 'better at everything little brother'
- Lots of rivalry between them
- ND didn't want to talk about Drake and Sam past
- Artifacts (collectibles) may contain notes poiting to more treasures/artifacts
- Enemies can grab your leg if you try to push them over ledges
- More tools besides Rope and Piton (metal spike)
- They're not ready to talk about them yet
- Wants to incorporate the tools into puzzles
- GI saw an extended demo with a new scene. Drake is beaten down while Sam is rested, they start arguing the existance of Avery secret, then something catches Drake's eye, he moves forward, pull some foliage, revealing a gray monument with a carving.
- Focusing on navigational freedom for this entry
- Showed multiple paths, one finding an extra cave, other bypassing a group of enemies
- Plenty of side stories if you're looking for them
- In the demo they showed Drake taking a more riskier climbing route, that almost makes him fall in the sea
- All paths have consequences, there's no "Golden path"
- Rehauled A.I system
- Compared Sam A.I to Ellie, but says Sam is a grown up treasure hunter, so he's much stronger than Ellie
- Trying to "explore what it's like to be with somebody as capable of Nathan Drake"
- Not giving a straight answer if this is Drake last adventure
- Still plenty of humour in the game
- Concept of set piece is "What's something impactful that we can do to switch expectations and how can we have it emotionally charged?"

Please don't hunt me down if I missed something :(

Thank you sir, much appreciated.
Can Crusher
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(01-06-2015, 11:08 PM)
Man that's a long list of things I'm happy to read.
jayu26
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Originally Posted by recks

- Porting TLOU to PS4 helped Uncharted 4 development
- Small team working on it since U3 development ended, half the team moved to U4 after TLOU and the rest after Left Behind
- Takes places 3 years after U3
- At the start of U4 Drake is living an happy life with Elena, then Sam appears
- Drake thought Sam was dead
- Sam life depends on him finding an artifact from Henry Avery
- Drake feels indebted of his brother and he can't resist getting back on treasure hunting
- Story takes Drake and Sam to Libertalia "a mythic Madagascar colony purportedly founded by pirates"
- Says you're not going to spend the whole game on the island, teases snowy and urban enviroments
- Two rival hunters, Rafe and Nadine
- Rafe is a very different treasure hunter than Drake, with different morale and approach
- Nadine owns a private military company in South Africa
- Villains will play a bigger role this time
- "The lack of Sam being in Nathan life for so long is what's driven him in the last games"
- Sam is five years older than Drake
- Teases Elena and Sully
- Sam is even more reckless than Drake
- Sam is jealous of Drake, sees him as the 'better at everything little brother'
- Lots of rivalry between them
- ND didn't want to talk about Drake and Sam past
- Artifacts (collectibles) may contain notes poiting to more treasures/artifacts
- Enemies can grab your leg if you try to push them over ledges
- More tools besides Rope and Piton (metal spike)
- They're not ready to talk about them yet
- Wants to incorporate the tools into puzzles
- GI saw an extended demo with a new scene. Drake is beaten down while Sam is rested, they start arguing the existance of Avery secret, then something catches Drake's eye, he moves forward, pull some foliage, revealing a gray monument with a carving.
- Focusing on navigational freedom for this entry
- Showed multiple paths, one finding an extra cave, other bypassing a group of enemies
- Plenty of side stories if you're looking for them
- In the demo they showed Drake taking a more riskier climbing route, that almost makes him fall in the sea
- All paths have consequences, there's no "Golden path"
- Rehauled A.I system

- Compared Sam A.I to Ellie, but says Sam is a grown up treasure hunter, so he's much stronger than Ellie
- Trying to "explore what it's like to be with somebody as capable of Nathan Drake"
- Not giving a straight answer if this is Drake last adventure
- Still plenty of humour in the game
- Concept of set piece is "What's something impactful that we can do to switch expectations and how can we have it emotionally charged?"

Please don't hunt me down if I missed something :(

Thank you for this.

I really like the bold parts.
Loris146
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(01-06-2015, 11:09 PM)

Originally Posted by recks

- Porting TLOU to PS4 helped Uncharted 4 development
- Small team working on it since U3 development ended, half the team moved to U4 after TLOU and the rest after Left Behind
- Takes places 3 years after U3
- At the start of U4 Drake is living an happy life with Elena, then Sam appears
- Drake thought Sam was dead
- Sam life depends on him finding an artifact from Henry Avery
- Drake feels indebted of his brother and he can't resist getting back on treasure hunting
- Story takes Drake and Sam to Libertalia "a mythic Madagascar colony purportedly founded by pirates"
- Says you're not going to spend the whole game on the island, teases snowy and urban enviroments
- Two rival hunters, Rafe and Nadine
- Rafe is a very different treasure hunter than Drake, with different morale and approach
- Nadine owns a private military company in South Africa
- Villains will play a bigger role this time
- "The lack of Sam being in Nathan life for so long is what's driven him in the last games"
- Sam is five years older than Drake
- Teases Elena and Sully
- Sam is even more reckless than Drake
- Sam is jealous of Drake, sees him as the 'better at everything little brother'
- Lots of rivalry between them
- ND didn't want to talk about Drake and Sam past
- Artifacts (collectibles) may contain notes poiting to more treasures/artifacts
- Enemies can grab your leg if you try to push them over ledges
- More tools besides Rope and Piton (metal spike)
- They're not ready to talk about them yet
- Wants to incorporate the tools into puzzles
- GI saw an extended demo with a new scene. Drake is beaten down while Sam is rested, they start arguing the existance of Avery secret, then something catches Drake's eye, he moves forward, pull some foliage, revealing a gray monument with a carving.
- Focusing on navigational freedom for this entry
- Showed multiple paths, one finding an extra cave, other bypassing a group of enemies
- Plenty of side stories if you're looking for them
- In the demo they showed Drake taking a more riskier climbing route, that almost makes him fall in the sea
- All paths have consequences, there's no "Golden path"
- Rehauled A.I system
- Compared Sam A.I to Ellie, but says Sam is a grown up treasure hunter, so he's much stronger than Ellie
- Trying to "explore what it's like to be with somebody as capable of Nathan Drake"
- Not giving a straight answer if this is Drake last adventure
- Still plenty of humour in the game
- Concept of set piece is "What's something impactful that we can do to switch expectations and how can we have it emotionally charged?"

Please don't hunt me down if I missed something :(

Great news :)
RoboPlato
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(01-06-2015, 11:09 PM)
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Details sound awesome! Each one sounds great. Any news on if they're still targeting 60fps?

Originally Posted by thuway

Sounds amazing! If you are reading this Naughty Dog can you please think about doing more vehicle sections? The multiplayer could benefit from it too. It's been a long time since Drake and Elena in the SUV.

Nah. Keep vehicles out of MP and don't have the player controlling them in SP. It only makes games worse.
The Artisan
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(01-06-2015, 11:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by LastNac

Given that this thing has passed hands a few times there is no telling what the "original vision" even was.

that's true, but I meant a change in response to this rumor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og47oMv9TOg
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(01-06-2015, 11:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by LastNac

Given that this thing has passed hands a few times there is no telling what the "original vision" even was.

Seeing how it's not going to take place only the island, I can think we get definitely be seeing theme in the other locations.
TrojanBlade
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(01-06-2015, 11:14 PM)
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That info sounds good. My requests to ND

-Please work on enemy A.I to make it "smarter" and unpredictable specially at harder levels
-Difficult puzzles
-Make the navigation hard unlike previous UC entries where its just mashing button to jump and everything else is auto. It should be risk/reward
The Artisan
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Originally Posted by brickarts295

Seeing how it's not going to take place only the island, I can think we get definitely be seeing theme in the other locations.

we were talking about tone.
Ricky_R
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(01-06-2015, 11:14 PM)
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Does GI offers individual monthly issues or do I have to subscribe for the year?

Printed version I mean.
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(01-06-2015, 11:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by kubus

Can't wait for Gamereactor Sweden to shop out Troy Baker so we can have this thread again

this thread, read the first page. wasnt disappointed

also thanks recks for the bullet points
LastNac
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(01-06-2015, 11:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Artisan

that's true, but I meant a change in response to this rumor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og47oMv9TOg

Originally Posted by brickarts295

Seeing how it's not going to take place only the island, I can think we get definitely be seeing theme in the other locations.

Well, we know for a fact that Every and Drake's brother were elements left over when Hennig was creative director. The location of South Africa/Madagascar was also introduced back in 2013 via the reveal trailer.

If I were to make a bet I would assume that a lot of the story elements have stayed the same and what has really changed was the game play.

I remember hearing a rumor a year ago that talked about alternating between Drake and a historical figure, including a set-piece on a pirate ship in a storm. Obviously the Cape of Good Hope is known for terrible storms so georgaphically it would make sense for something like that to transpire. Truthfully however, it was probably just a rumor.


Then again, if true, I really hope that it wasn't cut. That sounds pretty cool.
gioGAF
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(01-07-2015, 12:08 AM)
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Given the whole Drake + Sam thing, I wonder if campaign co-op will be a thing.
Pezus
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(01-07-2015, 12:16 AM)
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The hype is real
TheBioLover
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(01-07-2015, 12:24 AM)
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Asked in the other thread but I don't think I got an answer, recks do they mention anything about Chloe being in the game?
dreamfall
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(01-07-2015, 12:25 AM)
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Thanks recks for the writeup! It's going to be glorious!
Hours Left
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(01-07-2015, 12:27 AM)

Originally Posted by DR2K

Drake 4.0 is much better looking than any other version of Drake.

100% Agree
Nafai1123
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(01-07-2015, 12:34 AM)

Originally Posted by gioGAF

Given the whole Drake + Sam thing, I wonder if campaign co-op will be a thing.

I doubt it. I think their goal is for you to bond with your brother much like Joel and Ellie do in TLOU. Co-op would just take away from that.
GnawtyDog
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(01-07-2015, 03:12 AM)
A next-gen Chloe with a beautifully sculpted *** seems to be in HOT D3MAND!

In all seriousness seems like fans of the game have really grown fond of her...
Arondight
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(01-07-2015, 10:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by recks

- Porting TLOU to PS4 helped Uncharted 4 development
- Says you're not going to spend the whole game on the island, teases snowy and urban enviroments
- More tools besides Rope and Piton (metal spike)
- Focusing on navigational freedom for this entry
- Showed multiple paths, one finding an extra cave, other bypassing a group of enemies
- Plenty of side stories if you're looking for them
- In the demo they showed Drake taking a more riskier climbing route, that almost makes him fall in the sea
- All paths have consequences, there's no "Golden path"
- Rehauled A.I system
Please don't hunt me down if I missed something :(

These stood out to me as the best stuff. More freedom,variety and more risk sounds very good. Really like what I'm hearing and seeing about the game so far. Easily a day 1 purchase at this rate.
Strike
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(01-07-2015, 10:53 AM)
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Kind of surprised that it's only been 3 years considering how ND have been talking since the reveal.
Psycho_Mantis
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(01-07-2015, 11:08 AM)

Originally Posted by GnawtyDog

A next-gen Chloe with a beautifully sculpted *** seems to be in HOT D3MAND!

In all seriousness seems like fans of the game have really grown fond of her...

I'm pretty sure a shirtless Drake is more in demand.

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