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Uncharted Without Naughty Dog? Sony Isn't Sure About That

Uncharted without Naughty Dog? That might not go over well.

We've heard the developers say that the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is Nathan Drake's swan song, but would it be possible for Sony to bring the award-winning IP to a different studio?

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president Jim Ryan addressed the possibility in speaking to Eurogamer:

"[Uncharted is] an IP that's very closely tied to that developer. That's all I'll say. It's something that's very special to us, and I think much of that specialness relates to the association between the franchise and [Naughty Dog]. It'd be a difficult step to break that association."

Naughty Dog hasn't said they won't create more Uncharted games; they've just said they're done with this particular protagonist. However, the studio has also said Uncharted 4 marks "the end of an era," so that could be interpreted in a certain way. Personally, I can't imagine a new game in the series with an entirely different team at the helm, can you?

Tags: uncharted 4, uncharted sequel, naughty dog

10/30/2015 10:55:27 AM Ben Dutka

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MRSUCCESS
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 12:00:30 PM
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I personally don't feel any connection to the characters but I give props to Naughty Dog for doing some of the best story telling in the business.

That being said --- if another studio handles Uncharted I won't buy it because I know it will not be the same.

For those that have played Uncharted and The Last of Us, I think that we much rather play a sequel to The Last of Us.

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bigrailer19
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 5:03:59 PM

Not me. Give me Uncharted any day over TLoU. I prefer the story telling, the plot, the characters relationships and setting far more than I do that of TLoU. But to give credit where it's due, TLoU is a game worthy of best game ever discussion as well as Uncharted 2.

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shaydey77
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 2:38:31 PM
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It's a shame they didn't say this back with Crash Bandicoot. I hope they don't give it to someone else unless its a team that presents to ND and the guys are like, yeah we like the vision. Go for it.

It really does beg the question though....what will Naughty Dog work on next?

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tlpn99
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 2:42:18 PM
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We need a new Crash game! Naughty Dog can do more Unchartered games just a different set of characters. Keep it fresh and new. I'd buy it as I love the unchartered collection and love naughty dog.

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Cesar_ser_4
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 2:46:40 PM
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I think since Drake won't be in any future Uncharteds then handing the IP to a new studio isn't such a bad idea. As long as they handle it like a reboot, for lack of a better word, rather than a sequel.

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bigrailer19
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 5:05:33 PM

It's a terrible idea. It would be like handing the accomplishments of what ND did to someone else. You'll likely lose everything that made the games great.

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SaiyanSenpai
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 2:58:06 PM
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I love me some Uncharted. That being said, there's nothing wrong with letting the series sleep for 6-10 (forever?) years until the studio is thirsty to start work on another on.

Naughty Dog is a talented studio and I would love to see what new ideas, stories, and games they come up with outside of the Uncharted universe.

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bigrailer19
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 5:06:45 PM

Considering they were able to come up with TLoU, while also finishing up Uncharted 3, I'd say they are more than capable of multi tasking and coming up with new material.

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Godslim
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 3:37:36 PM
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Need a new jak and dax game if they do stop with uncharted. I cant really see another dev making them tho.

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Draguss
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 5:38:53 PM
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Or they could just let it rest and start fresh with something new. Or is the idea of not continuing a series until it stops being good (profitable) just crazy talk?

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Crabba
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 5:59:14 PM
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Where did that idea even come from?? They'd be crazy to let another studio take over Uncharted from Naughty Dog, and would completely ruin the good name they've built with the franchise.

If ND doesn't want to do another Uncharted game right away, let them be until they come up with a new great story!

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vatoloco47
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 7:33:53 PM
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Uncharted without Drake is like Tomb Raider without Lara Croft..If this is the last Uncharted so be it. Naughty Dog make amazing games so whatever they make next im sure will be something special. Although it would be nice to get a Crash Bandicoot reboot or a HD update of the first 3

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bigrailer19
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 8:51:08 PM

That's a good point. Some consumers think that when a game has had a few installments the next best thing to do is bring in a new character. Problem is some franchises just wouldn't benefit from a new character. Tomb Raider, Uncharted, God of War to name a few would not benefit from a new main character. These games and plots were designed around these characters.

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vatoloco47
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 10:39:19 PM

Exactly :)

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Karosso
Friday, October 30, 2015 @ 10:50:28 PM
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Just move Drake to the big screen for the foreseeable future, get the movie done well and our favorite franchise can have new life in a new medium.

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