Don’t Expect Uncharted 4 To Be Dark

Ever since the critically acclaimed The Last of Us released last year, many  have speculated and feared that the latest entry in the Uncharted series, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, will carry over the former game’s dark tone. This fear was further fueled after The Last of Us head Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann took over the reigns of the game, after creative director Amy Hennig departed Naughty Dog.

It seems as though that won’t be the case, as Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells explained, in a recent interview with Eurogamer, that this fourth entry will retain its light-hearted feel.

“Uncharted is a completely different franchise, and appeals to its audience for completely different reasons,” said Wells. “I don’t think The Last of Us marks a new direction in tone that all of our future games are going to take on. We’d alienate a lot of our Uncharted fans. We want to keep it a light-hearted romp. I think from a technical standpoint we’ve learned some things from The Last of Us that will feed into Uncharted – in fact, it strengthens our desire to keep them distinct.”

The first teaser for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was revealed during Sony’s E3 presser, and it looks as though this may be the final game in the beloved series. Nothing much else is known about it, however.