Jim Ryan has provided some updates on two PS4 exclusive games, "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End" and "Shadow of the Beast." Both titles did not show up during Sony Computer Entertainment's appearance at Gamescom. According to a report from Gamepur on Aug. 23, however, the president and chief executive officer reassured fans that both projects are still in development.
"Shadow of the Beast" was first shown off at Gamescom 2013 as a reboot of the classic series. The new installment is being developed by Heavy Spectrum and will be published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Aside from the debut computer-generated trailer that was showcased at last year's Gamescom convention, not much has been shown for the upcoming title.
"Shadow of the Beast" was not featured at E3 2014 as well as Gamescom 2014. The software product's omission made many fans believed that the project may have been cancelled. Jim Ryan was able to confirmed that it is still coming in the future although he did not provide a more specific release date.
Another first-party title that did not appear at Gamescom 2014 was "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End." The executive explained that showing off a video game at a convention takes up a lot of resources. In this situation, most of the resources were already spent at E3 2014. At the Electronic Entertainment Expo, a real-time cinematic trailer was showcased for the sequel, showing off the new visuals (including the 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second features). It appears that the newest games from the "Uncharted" series may not be shown again until next year.
Sony Computer Entertainment did confirm that "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End" is slated to arrive sometime in 2015. The development team behind the project, Naughty Dog, recently had several key members (including the two main directors of the project) depart. However, the publisher reassured fans that changes won't affect the production cycle. You can take a look at a screen of the upcoming title near the top side of this article (courtesy of the official Facebook site of Playstation).