While the Uncharted series is a classic and best-selling adventure for PlayStation players, a fifth installment to the franchise seems to be unlikely. Naughty Dog, the developers of the beloved Uncharted series have voiced their opinion on whether or not Uncharted 5 will ever be released. They have stated that it is highly unlikely for them to work on a new Uncharted title following the release of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is a DLC releasing for Uncharted 4 that gives players that love the series, a little more time to play. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is a standalone expansion for the critically acclaimed Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and reunites players with fan-favorite Chloe Fraser as she teams up with Nadine Ross to hunt down a mythical Indian artifact. Checkout the trailer for Uncharted 4: The Lost Legacy below.
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Naughty Dog has its hands full considering they are also developing The Last of Us: Part 2 and other titles that take up their time. While Uncharted is one of their most popular titles, they have other priorities. Co-founder of Naughty Dog, Evan Wells stated to Game Informer that they would “say that Naughty Dog doing an Uncharted after this is unlikely. I would never say never, but we’ve got The Last of Us Part 2 on our plates and there’s so much other stuff that [we want to explore].” He went on to state that they “really love the franchise, but the studio has limited resources and lots of other ideas.” and that the likelihood of another Uncharted title “is low.”
While Naughty Dog has reiterated many times that they would most likely not release another Uncharted title, there is the possibility of another studio picking it up. Though Naughty Dog is one of PlayStation’s biggest developers, if they aren’t creating what the Uncharted community wants then why shouldn’t another studio pick it up?
There are some studios that would make a good fit for developing the next Uncharted title. Developers of the Infamous series, Sucker Punch Productions are not new to the PlayStation world as they have created many hit titles. They rocked it with creating the Infamous series and if they were to bring a little bit of their flavor to the Uncharted series, who knows what could happen!