Evan Wells has confirmed the development changes for the tentatively-titled, "Uncharted 4." According to a report from Gen Game on June 4, the co-founder of Naughty Dog disclosed that Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann have taken over the production for the sequel. The project previously had Amy Hennig as the creative director although she decided to leave earlier this year in order to join Visceral Games to create a new "Star Wars" video game. Justin Richmond, the game director, also left the development team.
Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann previously worked on "The Last of Us," which was released approximately a year ago. The pair stated that they were mulling over ideas on their next project, which could either be "The Last of Us 2" or a new intellectual property. Evan Wells mentioned that the new video game will be as big as the "Uncharted" games although it is still early in the production cycle. The comments from Evan Wells can be found below (courtesy of Game Informer):
We definitely have another project on the scale of Uncharted in very early pre-production stages. We have the sizable team that it takes to get something like that off of the ground, but it’s got a long runway in front of it. We have a lot of great ideas and some stuff that is already getting everybody jazzed and excited. So, it’s a long way off before we can really start talking about it in detail. But no, [Bruce and Neil working on Uncharted] is not going to impact our ability to keep that stirring that pot.
Naughty Dog is currently working on four projects at once. In addition to "Uncharted 4" and the other new game, the studio is also developing more DLC for "The Last of Us" and porting "The Last of Us Remastered" to the PS4. More details may be announced as early as next week at E3 2014. Sony Computer Entertainment, the publisher of all aforesaid projects, is going to hold a big live-streamed media briefing on June 9.
The development for "The Last of Us Remastered" should be concluding as the product is due to come out by the end of this summer. The port comes with all three DLC bundles released so far along with several gameplay and visual improvements. It is launching with a price tag of $59.99 in the North American territory. You can find a screen depicting the original "The Last of Us" game on PS3 from the official Playstation Facebook page with the photo near the top side of the article. The latest Naughty Dog title can be pre-ordered through Amazon with the next link: "Uncharted 4."