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Uncharted 4 will be ‘huge,’ says ex-Naughty Dog developer

Former Naughty Dog veteran Richard Lemarchand has said that he’s looking forward to going hands-on with the hotly anticipated Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and reckons Nate’s swan song adventure is going to be huge.

Speaking in the latest issue of OPM UK, Lemarchand, who worked as the lead game designer on Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and also played a vital role in the production of its two sequels, said he can’t wait to play the new game from the perspective of a fan. 

Quizzed how he’s feeling about the PlayStation 4-exclusive adventure, Lemarchand replied:

Well, of course, I have a pang that there’s an Uncharted game coming out that I didn’t work on! Though that has been the case before. There was the PS Vita game (Uncharted: Golden Abyss), and there’ve been a number of other awesome creative endeavours around Uncharted.

But that pang of maybe some kind of fear of missing out in a game developer sense is well overridden by my excitement to play the game. It’s going to be the first Uncharted game that I can play from a cold start as a huge fan of Naughty Dog’s entire oeuvre, so I really can’t wait to get in there. I hear wonderful things from my friends at the studio. I think it’s going to be huge.”

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is scheduled for release on May 10, 2016. The game takes place a few years after Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and sees Nate reunited with his long-lost brother Sam as the duo embark on a globetrotting journey to uncover a legendary pirate’s treasure.

Naughty Dog has confirmed this will be Drake’s final adventure and the last Uncharted title from the California-based studio. However, it has said that it’s willing to let another company take over the franchise providing it’s good enough. 

Source: OPM Issue 122, May 2016