The developer behind the critically acclaimed Uncharted franchise has admitted it’s hard to believe that PS4 games will experience the same leap in visual quality that PS3 enjoyed when looking at the evolution from Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune to The Last of Us.
Speaking with GamesTM, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Lead Designer, Ricky Cambier, said that while such an evolution is hard to fathom right now, it’s still likely to happen as developers begin to get to grips with the PS4’s architecture over the years.
“There were a few new titles – like Killzone: Shadow Fall, that were pretty damn impressive looking for a launch title. The Order: 1886 is one of the best looking games I’ve seen on any system ever, too. But what’s exciting is that we’re still early days [with the PS4]; if you look at the first Uncharted and how that looked versus how The Last Of Us looked… I have difficulty fathoming that we’ll have that kind of graphical leap in the next several years. The reality is, we probably will as we learn the systems better, so it’s all up from here, and that’s exciting.”
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is due out in spring 2016 exclusively for PS4. The game was originally due to hit Sony’s current-gen console in late 2015, but was pushed back to afford additional development time.