Naughty Dog: PS4 Has Allowed Us To Push The Scale In Uncharted 4


The Uncharted series has been well known for delivering some of the most incredible looking and immersive experiences for the PlayStation platforms, with the first three iterations showcasing the true potential of the PlayStation 3. Naughty is hard at work making sure that Uncharted 4 will push the graphical boundaries on the PlayStation 4.

Naughty Dog admits that they are still working on the PS4, figuring out what it’s truly capable of.

“We’re still trying to figure out exactly what we can do with [the PS4],”

Naughty Dog’s Ricky Cambier in an interview with GamesTM explains how the PlayStation 4 hardware has enabled them to push boundaries further than ever before:

“From a design perspective, it’s given us the opportunity to push the scale of the environment so you’ve got choices in the combat setups that are incredibly vast. So we can put that in when we want to. Like Josh points out, on the design side, as well, we can really get the player into a mood: so yeah, there’s still times we’ll push the player into a very intimate combat space – if we want to layer on extra pressure for an escape sequence or something – it just gives us a wider variety of trees, density, variety, foliage, background environments and how vivid and detailed they are… it gives us all that to play with.”

The PlayStation 4 technology has allowed them to deliver more emotionally believable characters, creating a more immersive experience:

“[The new tech] lets us emote more, with all the ‘bones’ we can put onto [character’s faces] – you pan round the camera to look at Nate’s face when he’s climbing and you see him grimacing and all this kind of stuff… we’re pushing the detail on a macro and a micro level that I think people are really going to respond to.”

Uncharted fans will be getting some new gameplay footage at E3 2015

With E3 just around the corner, millions of Uncharted fans are eager to see how the next iteration of the beloved franchise is coming along, and chances are we will be getting some new and gameplay footage to help the wait a little bit.

Uncharted 4 is one of Sony's biggest exclusive titles

Uncharted 4 is undoubtedly one of Sony's biggest exclusive titles for the PlayStation 4, and its unfortunate delay is quite a blow. Although there are still some interesting titles coming for the platform within the year, and some amazing announcements will be coming during Sony's E3 press conference. How many of the new titles that are yet to be revealed will be making a 2015 release remains to be seen.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is currently planned for a Spring 2016 release for the PlayStation 4. We will bring you any new information on Uncharted 4, as well the latest PlayStation news as soon as they become available. Be sure to check out our previous coverage on Uncharted for more, here and here.