Uncharted 5? "Never say never," says Naughty Dog

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
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Uncharted 5 hasn't been ruled out by developer Naughty Dog.

Speaking to GamesRadar+ earlier this week to mark the imminent launch of Uncharted: The Legacy Collection, Naughty Dog leads Kurt Margenau and Sean Escayg commented on the possibility of Uncharted ever returning for a successive installment.

"I think we can say for certain that we can never say never," said Escayg, creative director on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. "Yeah. Uncharted is a franchise we love – that the studio loves. I love, and Kurt loves. It's a world we want to see more of. So I can certainly say that," the development lead continued.

Rumor has it a new Uncharted game was actually in the works, just not at Naughty Dog. Last year in April, a report claimed that Days Gone developer Bend Studio had been tasked with developing a new entry in the Uncharted franchise, but had since successfully requested to be taken off the project. As a result, we don't actually know whether the supposed new Uncharted game is continuing in development elsewhere, or has sputtered out entirely.

What we do know is that Uncharted: The Legacy Collection arrives tomorrow on January 28 for PS5, with a PC launch slated for later this year. The collection packs together Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and The Lost Legacy with a bumper 60FPS upgrade, which can actually increase to 120FPS if your TV supports it. Check out our Uncharted: The Legacy Collection impressions for what we made of the new collection package.

Check out our upcoming PS5 games guide for a full look at everything else on the radar for Sony's new-gen console.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.