It has been mentioned time and time again by people from Naughty Dog and has been confirmed by Nolan North, the voice and motion-capture actor for Nathan Drake, that Uncharted 4 – A Thief’s End would be the final game in the Uncharted series, which started with 2007’s ‘Uncharted – Drake’s Fortune’, and was followed up with ‘Uncharted 2 – Among Thieves’ and ‘Uncharted 3 – Drake’s Deception’, which were released in 2009 and 2011, respectively.
When it was first announced that next game in the series was going to be called ‘Uncharted 4 – A Thief’s End,’ which, we all have to admit, has a certain ominous ring to it, we were left pondering exactly how would this be a ‘thief’s end’? Was the thief who’s being referred to in the title our beloved Nathan Drake or was it pointing at one of his cohorts? Sully, maybe? Chloe? While we certainly did not want Nathan’s adventurous and treasure hunting ways to come to an end, whether by way of retirement or otherwise, witnessing the end of either of the two characters named above or indeed any other running buddy of Nathan’s, would indeed have been tough.
Now that it has been a month since its release and gamers across the globe have had time to bask in Nathan and Sam’s adventure through exquisite, albeit sometimes spine-chilling locales, we can breathe a sigh of relief, now that we know that Nathan Drake is alive and kicking, hale and hearty, in good health and has only decided to hang up his boots. We are even introduced to his daughter, Cassie, who is admittedly, older than what Nathan was when he and his brother had started off on their pilfering ways.
We can only assume that the old adage, ‘once an adventurer, always an adventurer’ holds true in Nathan’s case, because if it does, we might get an Uncharted 5 after all. In case the adage has had us fooled, there is always the possibility of Cassie Drake growing up to be like her parents, more specifically, her father. If we do, we might end up with a sequel to Uncharted 4 as well.
The open-ended conclusion to the best game of 2016(so far) has certainly left us with hope that the franchise does continue to churn out more such classic Uncharted games, it just has to make sure that the series doesn’t get stale, in other words, it can take 3-4 years for a game, it just has to be as stunning a game as the current last entry in the series.