Naughty Dog may have only just finished lapping up the plaudits for its latest release The Last of Us, but already the industry’s attention is turning to its next title. And given that it’s been almost two years since Nathan Drake’s last globe-trotting adventure, it’s commonly accepted that the studio’s next outing will be Uncharted 4. Nolan North, protagonist Nathan Drake’s popular voice actor, should know a thing or two about the sequel then, right?
“I have no idea [about it],” he told Eurogamer.net. “I really don’t. Naughty Dog is busy with The Last of Us, which is supposed to be fantastic, but they’ve been really, really busy with that. Maybe, once that’s finished and the dust settles from all of that, maybe we’ll know more about the possibility of [Uncharted 4]. I’m hoping, but I really don’t know. The fact that I don’t know is always disconcerting, but we’ll see.”
Hmm. Why do we get the feeling that Mr. North is telling us Shambhala-sized porkies? We know that the Californian developer has grown since the release of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, forming two full teams. As such, there’s a second group within the company that’s been working on an unannounced project ever since it deployed Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception in 2011. Would anyone like to bet against a fourth entry in the smash hit series?