The co-president of Naughty Dog has said that the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will adhere to the series’ traditional light-hearted nature, despite the darker tone of the studio’s hit action-adventure title, The Last of Us.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Evan Wells said the first-party company would risk alienating fans of Nathan Drake’s treasure hunting franchise if they were to alter the tone of the multi-million selling series.
"Uncharted is a completely different franchise, and appeals to its audience for completely different reasons. I don’t think The Last of Us marks a new direction in tone that all of our future games are going to take on. We’d alienate a lot of our Uncharted fans," he said.
"We want to keep it a light-hearted romp. I think from a technical standpoint we’ve learnt some things from the Last of Us that will feed into Uncharted – in fact it strengthens our desire to keep them distinct."
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is scheduled to ship for PS4 in 2015.