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Uncharted 2 Teaser Was Real-Time, Game Playable At GDC 2009?

When Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was announced, it came with the promise of a full cover feature in an upcoming Game Informer issue, plus a special teaser trailer. By now, we figure most all of you have seen that mini-preview, but we've got a little update for you:

That was real-time. GameZine confirmed with Naughty Dog's lead character artist, Richard Diamant, that what you see in that trailer "was all rendered real-time in our engine." Of course, the instant negative response to this information centers on the fact that it's a cut-scene, so it's not such a big deal if it's real-time. However, let's not forget that the visual gap between cut-scene and gameplay in Drake's Fortune wasn't very big. As GameZine was quick to point out, referencing a 2007 interview with Diamant, in-game character models and background graphics aren't much different in a cut-scene. Diamant said that in the first Uncharted, the "in-game models are the exact same models that are used in the cut-scenes," and they "also use the exact same textures." So despite a slightly better texture quality in the cut-scenes, Naughty Dog's goal is to "keep the players immersed as much as possible," which means the actual gameplay should look awesome. And in the case of the first title, it did.

Also, we'd like to add that a new rumor has popped up: this one says Uncharted 2 will actually be playable at the Game Developers Conference early next year, so perhaps Naughty Dog is further along in development than initially anticipated...? Here's hoping for a holiday 2009 release!

Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

12/3/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (26 posts)

WaR_HaWk
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 11:25:08 AM
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kool

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Craigo
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 11:56:56 AM
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I will try and find the link but someone said Easter holidays.

I will be up early for the "good news email" tomorrow Ben.

Last edited by Craigo on 12/3/2008 11:59:52 AM

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djjake
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 12:00:54 PM
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i thought a trailer meant it was near the end of development

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tramp
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 12:24:50 PM
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no,some trailers can be to get publishers or anything,they can be made at anypoint in development,the fact that it is real time(hence have it up and runing)is a better sign.

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FLYING_APE
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 12:59:13 PM
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i know naughty dog will deliver in the graphics department but i don't know about the gameplay. I had problems with the jumping and shooting

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mk ultra
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 1:22:51 PM
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It would make me very happy if this came out next year. Real-time trailers looking that good is an excellent sign.

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The_R0gue_Ninja
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 1:24:44 PM
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Well, since Take-Two chairman, Strauss Zelnick, has announced that 2K will release new Bioshock installments on a "roughly every-two-year schedule", it seems likely that Naughty Dog could do the same with Uncharted.

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/48870

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 2:10:36 PM

Don't forget that Naughty Dogg still wants to go back and make a new Jak and Daxter. So it might turn into an every 3-4 years if they can get Sony to back a new Jak game. Maybe if we're really lucky Sony will expand the Naughty Dogg team so that they can release Jak one year Uncharted the next. Like Insomniac can do with Ratchet and Resistance.

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LightShow
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 5:21:51 PM

Naughty dog actually halted work on their newest J&D game in order to get the entire team rolling on uncharted 2, to get it out the door quicker.

I'm not complaining; i like both series. I do know die-hard Jak fans who were pretty pissed at the whole thing, though. It'd be nice to have the titles alternate releases, if only to make everyone happy.

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Daedusian
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 1:59:39 PM
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That's good... was thinking that GDC was later in the year, although I still highly doubt it will be next year anyways. U2 is easily one of my most anticipated!

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shaydey77
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 2:09:33 PM
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First one was excellent!!All great news..Thanks guys!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 3:22:20 PM
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Wonder when they started devving this. It may be optimistic but if we see this in 1 years time then the '09 lineup is just gonna explode.

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mustang750r
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 3:22:54 PM
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i haven't played the first yet but i'll be sure to get it before this gem comes out.

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The_R0gue_Ninja
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 3:34:19 PM
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Wow, haha...

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Advent Child
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 3:35:38 PM
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No kidding, talk about going overboard with your posting.

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OhYessss
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 3:45:10 PM
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Erm, excuse me, can you repeat that?

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LightShow
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 5:23:09 PM
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holy mackerel, 3 simultaneous triple-posts!

that or he's just being obnoxious...

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Aftab
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 5:46:00 PM
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I think it's just a client side issue of the screen locking up. His hitting on the submit button, and he see's nothing happneing. I've learned from that.

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mustang750r
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 6:48:57 PM
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yeah sorry about that, i guess this site isn't ps3 friendly when it comes to posting but it works well when i'm on my psp.

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The_R0gue_Ninja
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 8:44:52 PM
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It gave me a good laugh, Mustang. Thanks. :)

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mustang750r
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 9:40:10 PM

your welcome? lol :)

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eaglebaize
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 9:35:17 PM
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*Drools* Oh, I can't wait for this game to come out! The first one was honestly one of the best games I've EVER played in my gaming history.

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ceedot
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 11:29:35 PM
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Didn't they say that about motorstorm and then people were upset when it looked nothing like the trailer.

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PS3_Wizard
Thursday, December 04, 2008 @ 9:03:55 AM
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yeah same with killzone 2.

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Arvis
Thursday, December 04, 2008 @ 1:12:29 PM

Nobody besides fanboys ever claimed that old Killzone 2 trailer was in-game. They just never said it wasn't in-game, which made alot of silly people jump to silly conclusions.

-Arvis

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Zorigo
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 7:03:49 AM
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I want U2

Last edited by Zorigo on 12/6/2008 7:03:57 AM

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