Uncharted 4 is the end of an era for Naughty Dog

We all know Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will bring Drake's story to an, erm, end next year - in fact, Naughty Dog went as far as delaying the game just so it could nail an ending that brings the series to a definitive close. It goes without saying that we're all a little teary at the prospect of waving goodbye to Nate, but how do the people behind the game feel about Nathan Drake's current-gen swansong?

"We get more and more that feeling of this definitely [being] the end of an era for us as a studio," says game co-director Neil Druckmann in the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine. "We’ve been with this franchise for almost ten years now from inception all the way to this point. Luckily, we don’t get too much time to dwell on that feeling because we’re so busy, but every once in a while... you know? I remember when Bruce and I came onto the project. A few weeks later we pitched a pretty new story to the team, kind of like a new direction for the project. A lot of things were pretty rough and just slotted in, so there was an ending but it wasn’t as well defined, and at some point we defined more of the [plot] thread and a more definitive ending, and we did a second pitch for the team."

The latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine, with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End on the cover, is out now. Download it here or subscribe to future issues.