(Rumor)(spoilers) this Possible UC4 Easter Egg oh boy

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I have to say there's a way better easter egg in UC4 than this one, IMO. Way better.

I explained over in the spoiler-free impressions thread. There is an easter egg which ties to a legendary non-Naughty Dog franchise. And it's not like a comical "oh look at that reference" thing. It's a proper built-in part of the game's lore/backstory which Drake and team are uncovering.

Cross-post so that people can avoid the spoilers if they want by quoting me:

Sorry for slow reply.

Fairly substantial backstory/context spoiler (up to about 2/3 through the game) and a spoiler for a really good, if subtle non-Uncharted-or-Naughty-Dog-related easter-egg which most people probably will have no clue about:

You know the Founders of Libertalia? The 10 pirates or whatever? Remember the one who Sam can't remember the name of, whose sigil is a monkey?

That's Guybrush Threepwood from the Monkey Island series.

You see his portrait and it's like a strawberry blond guy with a biggish chin and pirate regalia. His name is scraped out. Nate texts Sam and Sam texts back like "I don't recognise the monkey sigil". AKA Monkey Island, Guybrush's original destination and haunt.

Then when you get to the treasury on Libertalia, and there are all the portraits with 'Thief' written all over them? The one with Guybrush has the name mainly scraped out, but you can see it begins with "Gu-".

It's fucking awesome. Naughty Dog legit built
the protagonist of one of the greatest adventure games
of all time right into their key lore/plot.
 
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I have to say there's a way better easter egg in UC4 than this one, IMO. Way better.

I explained over in the spoiler-free impressions thread. There is an easter egg which ties to a legendary non-Naughty Dog franchise. And it's not like a comical "oh look at that reference" thing. It's a proper built-in part of the game's lore/backstory which Drake and team are uncovering.

Cross-post so that people can avoid the spoilers if they want by quoting me:
Wow.......now THAT is a great reference :D! Considering the game is dealing with treasure hunting and stuff, that isn't shocking that a old pirate star has a cool cameo :). Thank you for sharing this man :D!
 
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I have to say there's a way better easter egg in UC4 than this one, IMO. Way better.

I explained over in the spoiler-free impressions thread. There is an easter egg which ties to a legendary non-Naughty Dog franchise. And it's not like a comical "oh look at that reference" thing. It's a proper built-in part of the game's lore/backstory which Drake and team are uncovering.

Cross-post so that people can avoid the spoilers if they want by quoting me:
Well for one thing, that's actually an easter egg you have to look out for and know enough about to get. The Crash thing is a mandatory story segment that they make no bones about lol
 
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So I guess this confirms the Crash shit was specifically embargoed? Or at the very least caught in a catch-all embargo.

https://twitter.com/GameOverGreggy/status/729507336868356096
My NDA specificaly stated not to mention easter eggs referring to games outside the Uncharted Franchise.

Also, not to spoil character outcomes (deaths, relationships), not mention if the game has supernatural stuff or not and no plotpoints beyond 2/3's of the game.
 
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An Easter Egg:
Monkey Island
https://youtu.be/cCzKUg3jOfk
Look, like, two posts up.

Beat you to the punch, bub.

Unless you just made this off the back of my post...?

???



Well for one thing, that's actually an easter egg you have to look out for and know enough about to get. The Crash thing is a mandatory story segment that they make no bones about lol
Both these things are "Easter eggs"!

I'd wager plenty of modern-day players, especially younger gamers, will not get the Crash thing at all.

Wow.......now THAT is a great reference :D! Considering the game is dealing with treasure hunting and stuff, that isn't shocking that a old pirate star has a cool cameo :). Thank you for sharing this man :D!
Yeah, it was fucking awesome. I was like "Huh, these are all probably real people. Who's this guy? It would be cool if one of them was that old legend..."

*reads text*

"Wait a fucking minute!!!"
 
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God, that 'Sony confirms CB rights...' thread is draining.



I'm getting mine in a couple of hours. So hyped!
That Edson guy is totally incorrect on so many things but I've fallen so far behind in the thread and it's hard to correct. It's frustrating seeing so many falsities about Crash and its ownership online perpetuated and argued.
 
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That Edson guy is totally incorrect on so many things but I've fallen so far behind in the thread and it's hard to correct. It's frustrating seeing so many falsities about Crash and its ownership online perpetuated and argued.
Don't bother man, it's a losing battle. He's just ignoring the posts that genuinely tear through his shitty points. He refuses to believe what anyone has to say and has tried all day to convince random people that he's right. He's lied about a ton of stuff and has resorted to making stuff up to back up his bogus claims. Crash literally brings out the worst in people.

That poster is a decent fellow, so confused on why he so strongly believes Crash isn't coming back :l.

Oh well, at least this thread is positive :).
He called me a liar after I told him that he was arguing when I went to work in the morning and was still arguing now, even though he's lied and just made stuff up a ton since then. He's done nothing but bicker with a bunch of people and tried to tell them several times that they're wrong and he's right and he's done it without an ounce of respect towards anyone. I am sorry if this offends you or anything, but that guy's an asshole.
 
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He called me a liar after I told him that he was arguing when I went to work in the morning and was still arguing now, even though he's lied and just made stuff up a ton since then. He's done nothing but bicker with a bunch of people and tried to tell them several times that they're wrong and he's right and he's done it without an ounce of respect towards anyone. I am sorry if this offends you or anything, but that guy's an asshole.
Oh, I agree; that was uncalled for how he acted to many in the Crash thread. But working with him on some games in the Mega Man Retrospective was worthwhile and he was respectful to me :).

Still, it was not right he acted so harshly to people :(. Sorry if he bothered or upset you man.
 
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Oh, I agree; that was uncalled for how he acted to many in the Crash thread. But working with him on some games in the Mega Man Retrospective was worthwhile and he was respectful to me :).

Still, it was not right he acted so harshly to people :(. Sorry if he bothered or upset you man.
I'm fine now :), but I was just fine until he called me a liar. That really bothered me so that's why I left the thread. I didn't want to get banned over him.

It's cool he's worked with you on threads before though, and I'm glad he was at least respectful to you. I wonder why he was being so hostile in the other thread. The whole thing just seemed really unnecessary.
 
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I'm fine now :), but I was just fine until he called me a liar. That really bothered me so that's why I left the thread. I didn't want to get banned over him.

It's cool he's worked with you on threads before though, and I'm glad he was at least respectful to you. I wonder why he was being so hostile in the other thread. The whole thing just seemed really unnecessary.
I guess he is sour on Crash coming back? That is the only reason I could think of for the whole episode today :l.

Glad you are fine now and glad you left the thread when the time was best; getting banned over nothing is dumb XD!
 
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I guess he is sour on Crash coming back? That is the only reason I could think of for the whole episode today :l.

Glad you are fine now and glad you left the thread when the time was best; getting banned over nothing is dumb XD!
Possibly. I just never understand the need some users have to 'help quell other people's expectations'. It's such bs. If people want to get hyped, let them! You're just wasting everyone's time trying to change their mind.

Yeah, I really didn't want to get banned over that. I'm glad I left when I did.
 
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Possibly. I just never understand the need some users have to 'help quell other people's expectations'. It's such bs. If people want to get hyped, let them! You're just wasting everyone's time trying to change their mind.

Yeah, I really didn't want to get banned over that. I'm glad I left when I did.
The goal of investigation is to find the truth, if you catch my drift.
 
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Pretty sure this is pure bunk. ND are on record saying (with no agenda to lie) that the core concept behind TLOU2 isn't even pinned down, yet.
I'm pretty willing to believe him after calling Dead Don't Ride over a year before anyone else. It could be that is one of the concepts ND is working with in pre-production, not that it's what they're GOING with.
 

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I made this video (beware, french language : proceed at your own risk) gathering all the relevant information (easter eggs/references) we have on an hypothetical Crash Bandicoot's comeback. I tweeted it to PlayStation France, and here's what they answered :



Which roughly translates to :

"@PlayStationFR, when will we be able to play Crash on PS4 ? :D"
"Right now, with Uncharted 4 ;-)"

You know what really infuriates me ? The wink. If it wasn't for the wink, I'd just think "Eh, they don't want to tease it any more, just wait a couple months and see if there's anything new", but this wink... Tell me there's something going on. You're seeing too, right ? :( I see dead IP's waking up from their eternal rest.
 
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I made this video (beware, french language : proceed at your own risk) gathering all the relevant information (easter eggs/references) we have on an hypothetical Crash Bandicoot's comeback. I tweeted it to PlayStation France, and here's what they answered :



Which roughly translates to :

"@PlayStationFR, when will we be able to play Crash on PS4 ? :D"
"Right now, with Uncharted 4 ;-)"

You know what really infuriates me ? The wink. If it wasn't for the wink, I'd just think "Eh, they don't want to tease it any more, just wait a couple months and see if there's anything new", but this wink... Tell me there's something going on. You're seeing too, right ? :( I see dead IP's waking up from their eternal rest.
Well. Sony only said 'Crash rights still belongs to Activision', but they didnt do much to shut down the new game rumours.

Crash is coming, no doubts about it.
 

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Well. Sony only said 'Crash rights still belongs to Activision', but they didnt do much to shut down the new game rumours.

Crash is coming, no doubts about it.
Very possibly but I seriously hope it's not going to be made by Naughty Dog - unless they have a small team on the side doing it. The people that made the original game have mostly left the company so it's not like there is a ton of history there.
 
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Very possibly but I seriously hope it's not going to be made by Naughty Dog - unless they have a small team on the side doing it. The people that made the original game have mostly left the company so it's not like there is a ton of history there.
Let me speculate a bit here.

We know this generation has yet again increased development costs for your average AAA game, and the manpower required to make them has gone up. ND has split into a two teams studio after Uncharted 3, and it's quite possible that after Amy Hennig's departure, and due to Uncharted 4's demands, they had to merge back into one team. Now to make sure Sony continues to get around 2 Naughty Dog games per 3-4 year periods, and to make sure all talent can be retained and kept busy at all times, I find it likely that they would want to have a smaller team that can deliver smaller games in between their big AAA releases. That's how I could see Crash coming back under ND.
 
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The one thing that got me from that easter egg was afterward when Ellie literally said
"Well you got what you wanted"
I really hope Crash comes back but that kind of seemed like it was a nod to the fans.
 
Impossible to beat it in the first one, easy in the second one.
Your avatar looks like my artwork ... but I don't think it is...?


By the way...I was speaking to my fellow Crash Twinsanity developers yesterday, and we were discussing maybe creating a documentary with interviews, and the like, from the development of that game. Would any of you be interested in seeing such a thing?