Naughty Dog revealed in December that they were working on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, a spinoff to their incredibly popular Uncharted series. Today, Naughty Dog director of communications Arne Meyer has claimed that the game might be over 10 hours long in an interview with IBTimes UK.
“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’. If we tried to do that we’d create a full game,” Meyer claimed. He went on to say that, “There’s no way we could, sort of, constrict and restrain ourselves, 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 and so we suddenly realised everything we said was true and we couldn’t keep it short.”
The Lost Legacy will not feature Nathan Drake, the protagonist to the main series, at all, and will instead focus on Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross. The story is set in India, as Chloe hires Nadine to help her “find a fabled ancient Indian artefact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless war profiteer.” This will be an extension of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, but also a standalone, so owning a copy of Thief’s End won’t be necessary to play it. This is also the last entry in the Uncharted series that Naughty Dog plans to make.
The Lost Legacy will be available on PlayStation 4 later this year.