Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the upcoming standalone expansion to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, may provide more than ten hours of gameplay, if recent comments are to be believed.
Speaking to IBTimes UK following Uncharted 4’s recent BAFTA win, developer Naughty Dog’s director of communication Arne Meyer let slip that the early pitches for the adventure all called for an experience that would last almost as long as previous entries in the series:
“Years ago, when we were asked if we were ever doing a single player expansion for Uncharted we always said, ‘Well, we don’t have the self-discipline to do that’. . . and that’s exactly what was happening here. When we were doing story pitches, we were coming up with a game that would be over ten hours long.”
While Meyer’s comments do not confirm the estimated length of the title, they do resonate with previous comments made by Naughty Dog about the content of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. When this expansion was first announced at the Playstation Experience last year, the developers said that it had transitioned from DLC to a standalone adventure because it would be longer than the company’s only previous single-player DLC, The Last of Us: Left Behind, which clocked in at around three hours. In addition, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will reportedly contain the largest single level in the franchise’s history.
The expansion moves the action away from the series’s usual protagonist Nathan Drake for the first time, casting previous supporting characters Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross in the leading roles. Their adventure will take place entirely in India, and will focus on their attempt to keep an ancient artefact, The Tusk of Ganesh, away from a war profiteer.
OnlySP’s Nick Calandra gave Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End a 9.5/10 in his review, saying that the game opted “for less action and more substance, which really pays off, sending the Uncharted series out on its highest note.”
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is expected to be the final entry in Naughty Dog’s blockbuster franchise, and is set for release exclusively on PlayStation 4 at a currently unspecified date.