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Naughty Dog Talks Uncharted Territory

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception will probably be a pretty good game. ...see? The understatement of the year with only a few days left in said year.

The game wowed everyone - everyone - when it debuted in December; the worldwide premiere at the Spike TV Video Game Awards kicked ass, and then Naughty Dog followed that up with the first bit of gameplay. But if you still don't have your fill, the PlayStation Blog has even more info, straight from the horse's mouth, so-to-speak. Game Director Justin Richmond and Creative Director Amy Hennig answer a few questions and once again, we feel our level of anticipation rise a few more notches. Richmond says they wanted to "push their tech in an interesting new way," and also enhance Drake's environmental reactions; i.e., his animations in direct relation to his surroundings. Hennig also talks a lot about the characters and how they're working hard to make the characters even more human-like; how we'll feel even more attached to them. So what is Naughty Dog going to do between now and the time of the game's release?

Just kill themselves to get "better and better and better." ...and they've got about 10 months to do that. Scary.

Related Game(s): Uncharted 3

Tags: uncharted 3, drakes deception, naughty dog, uncharted 3 info

12/28/2010 9:42:57 AM Ben Dutka

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frylock25
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 10:13:42 AM
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this game will be sick. i cant wait for more info on this game and what we will be doing in it. hope there is more of that wonderful online co-op play

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 10:17:33 AM
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The creative director ain't the lead director or game director?
I always thought Amy was the leading director.

While the gameplay I watched on Jimmy Fallon ain't that impressive, that doesn't dent the interest I have for this.

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LightShow
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 10:28:05 AM
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dont get me wrong, uncharted is great.

BUT i'm still gonna need an up or down from naughty dog on if theyre making another Jak and Daxter title. either announce it or put me out of my misery and sell the IP, but the suspense is killing me.

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 11:01:21 AM

I'm 100% certain they wont*. They've never gone back to old IPs. I recall reading an article once that they always wanted an Uncharted-like game, but they wanted the technology to be powerful enough first. Just look at their protagonists over the years, they kept getting more and more human-like. Trying to put a character like Drake on the ps2 would have really hindered what they could do, but now that they can pull off a believable human character i dont think they want to go back. That and Jak doesnt really need another chapter. The story is finished, time for everyone to move on.





*I dont know what i'm talking about.

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Milonakis
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 11:55:02 AM

If patterns serve right our next game from them is uncharted kart racing. Then a new IP.

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NoOneSpecial
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 10:36:15 AM
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Here at Activision, if you can make the cash while providing the lowest quality possible, you're alright. Since you are providing content that is good, we denounce you!

But in all seriousness, I can't wait for this!;)

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booze925
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 10:55:37 AM
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still no word on elena. better bring her back ND

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 11:00:24 AM
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"push their tech in an interesting new way,"

"we'll feel even more attached to them"

uh-oh...look out here comes Move support....Okay, I'm twisting words..but still....makes you wonder.

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HighOnFire
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 2:47:07 PM

Please dont give them any ideas....

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FatherSun
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 4:24:54 PM

They can implement Move support all they want. As long as it is an option not a replacement for a controller. I don't think the Dogs would make such a hindering decision like that.

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Kiryu
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 11:24:36 AM
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Naughty Dog make the story as good as Uncharted Drake’s Fortune!
Don’t bring chloe back.Elena in Uncharted 2 was not as good as in Uncharted 1!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 3:12:23 PM

How does it feel to be in the 1 percentile?

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Highlander
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 3:27:53 PM

Is that you asking Worlds, or is if Tifa asking?

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booze925
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 3:30:11 PM

im with tifa.
u have got strange tastes sir.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 5:00:01 PM

Just me. So who should I use next week? I think I might be out of avatars for Tifa.

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Highlander
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 5:08:21 PM

Not Sure, this week's Tifa has a certain charm though - Booze not withstanding of course.

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leatherface
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 5:57:08 PM

@ world, keep Tifa she gives us a sTifa

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Alienange
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 11:42:04 AM
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Drake's environmental reactions is one of the things I've really enjoyed about the first two. UC2 was just so immersive because of it. If they're bringing that to the next level along with some of their great new ideas, well, we are in for one heck of a gaming treat in November.

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Qubex
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 11:51:33 AM

Too long to wait though... they should TV serialise it... every month you purchase the next part for 9.99, until you complete the series... similar to a TV series. All parts equal the same price of a normal AAA title.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Jawknee
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 12:59:02 PM

Sorry Qubex, but that's a terrible idea. Better to wait till the entire production is done so we can get it all on one disc.

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 2:31:31 PM

Yeah, I'm not liking that idea either. A game like Uncharted you don't want to play in segments....You play until your eyes bleed...

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Milonakis
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 12:00:36 PM
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I heard Bobby Kotick is a playable character in this game. Finally people will be able to connect with him and know how it feels to be the worlds largest doosche. They were gonna put pachter in but he didn't think it made financial sense to be in a platform exclusive.

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frylock25
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 12:15:49 PM

ha ha funny stuff

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FatherSun
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 4:28:30 PM

Charted: Koticks Fortune.

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Amazingskillz
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 2:05:06 PM
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@Kiryu - It would be insane not to bring Chloe back. Don't get me wrong, I like Elena a lot especially in Drakes fortune. She's the cute skinny little blonde from next door yes. However, Chloe's character was waaayyyyyy hotter (that body) and she had a mysterious side to her. She was interesting because for most of the game you never really new whose side she was really on. On top of that she gave Drake the goods!!!

Anyway, I am excited to hear they are trying to make the characters more life like because in both games the characters eyes were not right. They looked colorless and weird. If they fix that, put in a better story, and a strong or unique final boss battle this game will no doubt go down as the greatest game ever made in my opinion. Don't even mention the sick badass multiplayer. They don't need to even change a whole lot with that. Maybe some new weapons or bigger map. That's it.

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 2:41:45 PM

I think I'd be okay if Chloe was a one shot deal. You start adding consistent characters to the story and next thing you know you're spending more time writing in "special appearances" for all the other character's and forgetting about the storyline. You've already got Sully, I'm sure Elena will be there for some reason...You add a couple new characters for the "new" adventure, You don't have a whole lot of room left for Chloe, and she isn't really needed.

Although it would be neat to see Chloe become an advisary. Her and Drake are in the same line of business...who's to say that she isn't shooting at Drake this time around because she's going for the same prize? She switched sides a couple times in UC2...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 3:15:09 PM

Good idea Chinook.

Skillz, I can't agree on the eyes, I could look into Chloes blues for quite a while. Not sure where you get colorless from.

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swapnilgyani
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 5:08:41 PM

I'm not sure about the colorless part, but I agree that the eyes looked lifeless in quite a few places in the game. But I guess in case of Chloe, they figured people wouldn't be paying much attention to the eyes...! :P

And this is a problem that I have had with almost every game - even the amazing Heavy Rain had some dead eyes here and there.

I think the only ones to have nailed this aspect of graphics so far have been GOW3 and FFXIII.

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Amazingskillz
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 2:55:48 PM
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@CH1N00k - I think you are assuming that games and stories have limits. They can put as many characters in as they want. I think they've got room for a character like her. In fact your idea is brilliant with her as an adversary. Keep in mind that there were tons of characters in UC2. Tenzin, Flynn,Schaffer, Jeff, Lazerevic. All of whom will not be in UC3. Remember UC3 has got to be bigger than UC2. I think they could actually keep Clhoe and still add another character. Just my opinion.

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 4:12:18 PM

To a certain extent, games and stories do have limits. Time. Naughty Dog has until November 11 to get out an amazing "complete" game. If you start spending half of the game explaining why a certain character has made an appearance in the game. You spend to much time explaining the details, and you're new storyline will suffer.

Take the Movie "Ocean's 11" The first one was a smart witty film with some good actors. The second and third turned into a celebrity fan fest with no plot or storyline.

Or the Wheel of time book series. The first six books were amazing..I kept reading up to 11 I think but books 7-11 just dragged on because all the characters were spread out and all Jordan was doing was explaining what each character was doing and describing how see through their clothes were..(You have to read the series to get that one...)

Myself I'm more of a George RR Martin style of writing...just kill em all and start again...lol.

I see where you're coming from with wanting Chloe back for the next one, but while I was playing UC2, I had a feeling as though Chloe wasn't a staple in the series...she was more like a Bond girl...some eye candy that's only around for one episode at a time...Elena is more essential to the series (Like Moneypenny)...

but we've both got our own opinions...lol

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 3:19:09 PM
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Lots of talk about the womenfolk, think they will add a "new model"?

They would be foolish to leave Elena out of this one after that ending in UC2. I just hope her cameraman gets a better deal this time.

The greatest exclusive of all time and we have nearly a year to wait. Anybody else notice how games keep copying Uncharted now? Except they kind of drop the ball when they make all the handholds shiny.

Good thing there are tons of great games between now and then so people don't drown in saliva.

Finally, I still can't decide between Chloe's ass and Madison's ass. Help me.

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Highlander
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 3:28:29 PM

Tifa's....evidently.

;)

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booze925
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 3:31:59 PM

either way, someones really into pixelated girls.
which is a little creepy

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 4:57:52 PM

Relax son, have some fun. You always gotta be such a pain.

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Highlander
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 5:07:25 PM

Booze is forgetting that barring reality, just about everything is pixelated fun these days.

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swapnilgyani
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 5:23:00 PM

@ Booze

You mean, there are people whore AREN'T into pixelliated girls?

What's wrong with guys these days?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 5:55:25 PM

Gotta appreciate the female form in all its representations.

Except the Na'vi. Those tall smurfs should not be sexualized in any way.

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FullmetalX10
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 9:15:23 PM

Really?
Chloe or Madison?
No matter in which form that question would be asked to me the answer would always be Chloe.
Unless the question is something like: Who do you find less sexy...

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marcusfrommo
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 3:50:13 PM
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Why isn't anyone talking about dc universe? It releases on Jan. 11. I think Halo Reach got more notoriety. Mass effect has gotten more attention.

I get it, I get it, I like uncharted as well, but it won 't get released until the 4th quarter of next year. E3 hasn't come yet, and they haven't shown anything new since the VGA's. Video game awards, if you didn't know.

And you still talk about it over and over. just saying.

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RebelJD
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 4:02:09 PM
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Super awesome.

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Zorigo
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 4:23:42 PM
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i rememeber seeing that behind the scenes vid of them acting and seeing sully and drake (the real actors) acting, like doing mocap and stuff, and it was brilliant!

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marcusfrommo
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 4:23:58 PM
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What's super awesome, RebelJD? What is your avatar by the way?

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FullmetalX10
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 9:20:02 PM
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I'm going to be so broke all of next year.

I'll just say goodbye to getting my own room in the city my study is in... I'd rather have enough dough to get all the great games and live at home where I don't have to pay for food, electricity, etc. than live on my own and play like a quarter of all the awesomeness of next year anyways.

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___________
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 1:15:31 AM
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not everyone.
i just hope they fix up the controls, and make the sound as impressive as the graphics!
the controls are so frustrating, lost count how many times i have died because i pressed circle to roll but instead took cover in front of a enemy.
little common sense please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the sound was really crappy too, the gunfire sounded really fake and soft especially in comparison to KZ2 or BFBC2.
even the explosions, hell if i play BFBC2 downstairs with my 7.1 surround sound setup when tanks fire or even when the satellite lands the whole house shakes!
but when drake sets off those bombs to bring down the shack it honestly sounds like my dog just farted!
does not sound like a explosion at all, sounds more like a popping balloon.

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Amazingskillz
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 2:41:19 PM

@_________ - Gotta agree about the circle button and dive roll. If you are anywhere near a wall you will take cover instead of diving which is really frustrating. Especially in the multiplayer. But how can they really fix it?

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___________
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 5:36:31 PM

have dive and take cover as different buttons?
they need to work on the stealth kills too.
allot of the time id be taking cover behind a crate, the enemy would be sitting on said crate with back turned to me.
so i press forward and hit square and drake stands up and punches thin air.
than i get killed because they saw me.

they really need to work on the sound effects too.
allot of the guns dont sound like guns they sound so flat and really lacking power.
dunno if anyone heres fired a desert eagle or a AK47 or a M4 but they sound NOTHING like they do in the game!
a gunshot is F*CKING LOUD! but if i turn my 7.1 speakers up to 100% and fire a gun it sounds like someone just popped a balloon!
even the explosions dont sound that crash hot, when drake blows up that bunker in the jungle level it sounded so flat.
they need to take some cues from DICE, the guns from BFBC2 sound so realistic its freaking amazing!
than they need to take a cue from RDR.
i was really impressed with the sound effects, not the gun shot or explosions themselves but the way they echo.
fire a gun in a open space like that it echos, wheres the echo in uncharted 2?
thats one department ND really need to work on, they got almost everything perfected but sound design is still stuck in the PS2 department!

there really the only 3 gripes i had with uncharted 2, o well that and the graphics.
yea there all nice and pretty but wheres the color?
everything looks so drab and dreary!
i want the bright lush jungles from the original back!

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