Uncharted NGP: Naughty Dog Will Assist Sony Bend
By now, you probably know Uncharted is coming to Sony's new handheld, the Next Generation Portable.
But you might not have realized that developer Naughty Dog isn't handling this project. The design duties fall to Sony Bend, who is no stranger to bringing huge PlayStation 3 exclusive franchises to the portable world; they also produced the solid Resistance: Retribution for the PSP. However, Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer told NowGamer that Sony Bend won't be all alone in this endeavor.
"We're not actually developing uncharted on NGP. We're really excited to see Uncharted on NGP, and we're working with them to make sure it's a great addition to the franchise. It's Naughty Dog's IP after all."
At first, we thought the NGP would simply receive Uncharted: Drake's Fortune in portable form, but it now appears obvious that Sony Bend is cranking on a whole new adventure. And with Naughty Dog's assistance, we'd like to think nothing can go wrong... Did Insomniac help out with Retribution? It'd be interesting if they didn't but at any rate, this new handheld Uncharted should be a big reason to own the NGP when it arrives.
We're just assuming it'll be a launch title, by the way. We have no official information on a release date for either the game or the unit in question.
2/1/2011 9:49:48 AM Ben Dutka