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Naughty Dog: Uncharted 4 Won't Adopt TLoU's Dark Tone

The Last Of Us is awfully dark. And the teaser trailer for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is kinda dark, too.

But don't think developer Naughty Dog is stuck in a gritty rut. Despite what you might think, the developer wants to make it plain: Uncharted is a different franchise and won't adopt the tone in TLoU. As Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells told Eurogamer:

"Uncharted is a completely different franchise, and appeals to its audience for completely different reasons. I don't think The Last of Us marks a new direction in tone that all of our future games are going to take on. We'd alienate a lot of our Uncharted fans. We want to keep it a light-hearted romp. I think from a technical standpoint we've learnt some things from the Last of Us that will feed into Uncharted - in fact it strengthens our desire to keep them distinct."

It's nice to see a developer that truly understands its fans, and realizes that not every game they make will appeal to the same demographic/audience. Personally, I would hate a darker tone in Uncharted; that's a brighter, more free-wheeling action/adventure series as compared to The Last Of Us. Adopting that somber TLoU tone for the next Drake quest wouldn't go over well.

Tags: uncharted 4 a thiefs end, uncharted 4, uncharted ps4, the last of us, naughty dog

8/3/2014 9:23:14 PM Ben Dutka

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trumpetmon65
Sunday, August 03, 2014 @ 9:46:04 PM
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Good

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Vitron
Sunday, August 03, 2014 @ 10:14:02 PM
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S-E could learn from them. Wait, actually nevermind. They'd obviously get the wrong idea.

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Corvo
Sunday, August 03, 2014 @ 10:47:21 PM
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Aw cmon. Well, It'll be good irregardless.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 03, 2014 @ 10:55:41 PM
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Nice to hear, though I think a slightly darker take would make sense at this point in the story I think you still ultimately want that jauntiness over everything.

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JackieBoy
Monday, August 04, 2014 @ 1:42:04 AM
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Good news, it's a different game. Indiana Jones-ish setting with Drkae's funny humor shouldn't be dark at all. Plus I like beautiful colorful enviroments:)

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Monday, August 04, 2014 @ 6:40:49 AM
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yeah i totally get it but i can't help but feel a darker undertone with this one and the fact that it has end in the title says there could be some darker moments so i think keep it to its core but that it will have some dark moments like a bit of despiration i mean i like unchartered and TLOU for similiar and different reasons.

happy gaming

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___________
Monday, August 04, 2014 @ 7:10:02 AM
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no shit sherlock, the dark somber mood is the complete opposite to what made uncharted so appealing.

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Masszt3r
Monday, August 04, 2014 @ 8:23:15 AM
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I don't know, IF this were to be the last game, I'd kind of like a slightly darker tone, though definitely not as dark as TLOU.

But whatever, I'm sure I'll love it whether it is bright or dark.

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surfer
Monday, August 04, 2014 @ 8:50:27 AM
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If it ain't broke...

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