Rumor: Uncharted 2 In Development
Quick Update: Apparently, the details from PSM3 come from Naughty Dog co-vice-president Christophe Balestra, who did indeed confirm the team is currently working on the sequel. Yay!
Last year, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune became one of the best PlayStation 3 games available, and ever since, fans have been hoping for news of a sequel. We've already heard that Naughty Dog should be planning to do one, but has development already begun on Uncharted 2? After all this time, we'd like to think so, and a few unconfirmed whispers are starting to indicate that Naughty Dog is working hard behind the scenes...
First of all, we have heard from a semi-reliable source that Naughty Dog may decide to unveil this sequel at the Tokyo Game Show in a few weeks time. You may remember the rumor that says Sony will announce a "super-sexy secret game" at TGS, and while popular opinion centers on Team ICO's project, let's not forget Naughty Dog. Secondly, information from the latest PSM3 magazine has started to sneak online and while we don't have any direct quotes are scans just yet, we think the info is probably true. Basically, it says a sequel to Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is currently in development and we may see the first images towards the end of 2008 or at the start of 2009. We know how many of you out there enjoyed the original - it was the co-winner of last year's Game of the Year award at PSXE - and a sequel would be fantastic news. After all, we're talking about another exclusive title that could become a major franchise for the PS3, and that's always newsworthy.
So right about now, we're going to be looking high and low for any new details on this sequel. If Naughty Dog is working on it, we'd like to think we'll get a hint of that process at TGS. Cross your fingers!
9/30/2008 Ben Dutka