Oct 31, 2007
Considering the subtitle, it's a bit of a no-brainer that Naughty Dog plans to make more vine-swinging adventure games after Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Just in case you didn't think so, Naughty Dog co-president Christophe Balestra has gone and put it in words...
"Crash was a franchise, Jak & Daxter was a franchise and yes of course Uncharted will be a franchise," he told Opposable Thumbs. "It takes a lot of effort to create a universe like Uncharted and there is so much more we want to do. It would be a waste if we didn't have a sequel to make it even better than the first one."
On the technical capabilities of the PlayStation 3, Balestra says the already-gorgeous Drake's Fortune is only using "30 percent" of the Cell's power, so the inevitable follow-up should look even better. "We already have very sophisticated technology and we'll push to the next level for our next game," he said.
The Naughty Dog co-boss goes on to admit that some developers are finding PS3 development tricky, but says SCE is helping the best it can.
"I think the PS3 is the machine of the future, the transition might not be super easy but Sony knows and is helping third-party developers. If you look at other industries we just have to deal with a multicore processor and in companies like Google programmers probably deal with thousands of machines, so in terms of complexity I think it's totally manageable."
We're enjoying the game so far so a sequel certainly isn't news we'd turn our noses at. Plus, are we the only ones that think Jak & Daxter's getting a bit tired now? Give us more Uncharted instead.
Drake's Fortune is slated for a November 20 release State side (December 7 in the UK). Look for reviews around then.