A recent conversation with Chris Ashimine, who works for Sony Japan Studio’s, has thrown the cat among the pigeons in terms of the next game from Naughty Dog for the PS4. He had been asked about the future of Uncharted, and it was his reply that has gained our interest.
He said that while he knows Naughty Dog is working on a PlayStation 4 title, he couldn’t be certain if it is going to be Uncharted 4. We could take this either way because he could be hinting that it will be their next game, or trying to tell us that it could even be The Last of Us sequel.
Either title would make sense because they are both very popular, although we have already seen a reaction on the Internet that suggests while Uncharted is a great franchise, they should drop it now. However, other fans believe they should give it a break and release Uncharted 4 in 2015.
It is hard to know what to believe because NowGamer spoke to Nolan North, the voice of Nathan Drake has seen some testing and says it is truly amazing. This has led to the assumption the game in question is Uncharted 4, and it would make perfect sense because Sony and Naughty need a safe bet, one they know will do very well as a PS4 release.
To add fuel to the fire, a report on The Metro says Lost and The Lord of the Rings actor, Dominic Monaghan, has said he has been working on a new Uncharted game as a voice of one of the characters.
There does seem to be an overwhelming proof that work on Uncharted 4 for PS4 is already under way, but we have seen in the past how wrong these rumors can be.
However, there are some gamers who believe Naughty Dog would be far better to work on The Last of Us 2, and there have already been some great ideas being thrown about. One suggestion was a prequel because we have seen how well those do in movies. That would mean we would have to follow a different set of characters and not the main protagonists in the current game.
This would not be a direction Naughty Dog would feel comfortable with, as we know they like us to stick with the same character/characters for at least three games.
Taking all this into account, which do you think is a better bet, Uncharted 4 or The Last of Us sequel on the PS4?
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