Uncharted 4 Is Definitely The End Of The Line For Nathan Drake
Uncharted 4 bears the subtitle “A Thief’s End” and it seems Naughty Dog has added it for a reason. Uncharted 4 has been billed as the endpoint of the arc that started with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. With Nathan Drake’s brother playing a key role in Uncharted 4 we can also hope to see the threads opened up in Uncharted 3 being explored.
In the latest issue of OPM, game director Neil Druckmann spoke about what goes into making a story great as well as preemptively clearing up rumours that may surface in March regarding the ending of Uncharted 4.
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“What makes a good classical story – [and say] a good ending is a payoff,” he says. “The entire story is setting up this final message, and it ties it all together and it gives you a sense of closure. And if things are left dangling, they’re left dangling for a reason. Not to set up a sequel, but they’re left dangling to raise interesting questions about the theme of what it is you’ve just experienced. The other thing is that an ending needs to be, on one hand, surprising, and yet, in hindsight, inevitable.”
“When you look back at it, it should seem really obvious that everything led to that point, and yet when it happens you should not be able to guess exactly how things are going to play out. It’s very important,” continues Druckmann. “That’s one of our goals for this game; to wrap up Nathan Drake’s story.”
We can only hope that this means that Uncharted 4 will deal with the most intriguing aspect of Nathan Drake – his past. Druckmann seems to more or less confirm the ending as tying off Nathan Drake’s story.
Is this the last we’ll see of Uncharted before Naughty Dog moves onto something new? I hope so.