The Uncharted series is getting a brand new addition to its celebrated line in the form of The Lost Legacy later this month. Developer Naughty Dog has been pretty candid so far about what they are looking to achieve with the upcoming game, and we have seen quite a few gorgeous glimpses at how Chole Frazer and Nadine Ross’s adventure will look. But if as an Uncharted fan you had questioned the creators’ decision to make a title sans Nathan Drake, they have a message for you.
Before Uncharted: The Lost Legacy releases on August 22, creative director Shaun Escayg and game director Kurt Margenau have come together in a video to talk about stepping away from Nathan Drake and focus on two very contrasting characters to tell a new story. Earlier in an interview, Escayg had said that the Uncharted universe was massive and that several characters could be brought into the limelight and explored to carry on the series. He had also added that they had settled on Chloe and Nadine after considering others like Sullivan. In the new video, he explains why.
According to Escayg, the studio zeroed in on Frazer over Sully or Sam for two reasons: that Chloe was a fan favorite character, and the fact that her story would lend a bit of freshness to the game as opposed to Sully, whom fans had seen recently in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Nadine, on the other hand, makes a perfect companion to Frazer because of her logical, calculative personality compared to Chloe’s bashful spontaneity.
The primary thing to be noted here is that Nathan Drake is done; the conclusion to U4 made sure of that. But from what the creators of The Lost Legacy are saying, it looks like the series is far from reaching a conclusion. We believe there will be many more Uncharted games to come, with many of our favorite secondary characters taking center stage.