Eurogamer recently interviewed Naughty Dog regarding the upcoming Uncharted game as well as the future of the franchise. Creative director and writer Shaun Escayg shed some interesting bits on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. When asked about why the new game/content costs less than a full game (just $40), Escayg confirmed it to be a full standalone game. In fact, he had this to say,
It's a full game. It's kind of the sum of all Uncharteds. It has fantastic set pieces, we've brought back some of the scale, the grandeur you saw in the trailer, giant archeological sites, the sense of wonder and adventure where you're not sure what's around the next corner. For me, Uncharted has the sense of oh shit, we're exploring someplace no one's ever been. We've brought that back there. Then we've got Chloe -- she's funny, witty, but she's also a double-dealing hustler -- you're never sure where she stands. And pairing her up with the pragmatic Nadine Ross, who's trying to regain her losses after Shoreline's decline…There's a whole narrative arc there, and we're building on top of all this tech [from the series so far]. So yeah, it's 100 per cent a Naughty Dog game.
And when asked about the future of the franchise, Escayg revealed some very interesting bits as well,
I wouldn't say it's the end. The thieving world is huge. There's so many characters. Even before we settled on this particular story we were exploring Sullivan, we were exploring Cutter, and pairing each other up, thinking what would be right, what would have conflict, growth, something new, something fresh. And Chloe was the one that kept jumping out.
So there you have it. The Uncharted franchise is far from finished with so many possibilities to pursue with other characters besides Nathan Drake. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will release on PS4 on August 22nd, 2017 at a price of just $39.99 USD. Be sure to check out the E3 2017 extended gameplay demo for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy just below.