Uncharted 4 split-screen multiplayer is not happening, confirms Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog has revealed that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will not be receiving split-screen multiplayer.

Speaking during a live stream (via GameSpot) earlier this week, the Santa Monica studio said that while Uncharted 4 split-screen was considered, the developer ultimately decided to focus on creating new experiences for players to enjoy in the critically acclaimed adventure sequel.

Elsewhere, Naughty Dog teased that a classic mode for Uncharted is also under consideration, although no decisions have been made at present. 

Uncharted 4 single-player content still on the horizon, but it’s a while off yet

Uncharted 4 received its latest batch of DLC earlier this week, which includes new weapons, an extra Mystical, boosters, plus the Bounty Hunters mode. There’s still plenty more to come too, as the Uncharted 4 multiplayer roadmap extends to spring 2017. Naughty Dog is also working on single-player content, although made it clear we won’t hear about that for a while yet.

Released in May 2016, Uncharted 4 garnered solid reviews from critics and proved a massive commercial success, selling over 2.7 million copies in its first week alone. The game takes place three years after its predecessor, and sees Nathan Drake and his long-lost brother Sam on the hunt for a legendary pirate treasure in the Madagascar region. 

While the game will be Naughty Dog’s final Uncharted game, the California-based studio has not ruled out the possibility of Uncharted 5 being developed by a new studio.

Read our Uncharted 4 review.