Developer Naughty Dog has confirmed that it won’t be releasing any downloadable content for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception’s single-player mode.
Speaking to Eurogamer, game director Justin Richmond revealed that the studio would rather put the extra time into making its next title rather than supplementing the main campaign.
What we can expect, however, is a robust post-launch offering for Uncharted 3’s multiplayer component, similar to what gamers experienced with 2009’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
"There’s a very specific reason," said Richmond. "Whenever we sit down and think we should do some single-player DLC, someone pitches something and we realize – that’s a five hour level."
"Dialling back our ambition is difficult," added Arne Meyer, Naughty Dog’s Community Strategist.
"We’d rather build out another game than we would do episodic content," continued Richmond. "We’re so small that we can’t afford to have a whole team working on DLC."
In contrast to blockbuster titles such as Call of Duty, the Uncharted 3 development team is comprised of 90 individuals, which is almost a fifth of what Activision has working on its million-selling military shooter franchise.
"That’s why we don’t do it," Richmond added, "we’d much rather be working on the next game, producing the game quickly and having people play another adventure."
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is due out in North America on November 1. A European release will follow on November 2.