PS4-exclusive Uncharted 4 has been in development for over 2 years

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been in development for over two years, former Naughty Dog designer, Richard Lemarchand, has revealed.

Speaking during a chinwag with GameReactor, Lemarchand revealed he had a hand in the early stages of Nathan Drake’s latest adventure prior to him departing the studio in April 2012.

“I got to do some early work on Uncharted 4, so it’s going to be interesting and exciting to me to see how it finally turns out in the years since I left Naughty Dog," he commented.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception came out in November 2011, so presumably development started not long after its release. Lemarchand could have only participated in the game’s production for a few months, in that case.

Elsewhere, he also expressed hope that A Thief’s End won’t be the final instalment in the multi-million selling franchise.

Despite this, Nolan North, who has voiced the series’ main hero, Nathan Drake, since Uncharted’s inception in 2007, believes this will indeed be the final game. Regardless, Naughty Dog has teased that more info will be dropping soon, possible at Gamescom.

Naughty Dog previously revealed that it is aiming for all of its PS4 titles to hit the 1080p/60fps benchmark, which the company first achieved with its celebrated post-apocalyptic horror romp, The Last of Us: Remastered.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is scheduled for release in 2015.