A new PlayStation 5 ad appears to be a mysterious tease for an unannounced game that some fans believe could be the next Uncharted — that doesn’t feature Nathan Drake as its protagonist.
The new ad, titled “Live from PS5,” features a suite of Sony exclusives from third parties like PlayStation Studios and Square Enix, in the form of live-action clips on news broadcasts. they highlight clip games god of war ragnarok, Miracle‘s Spider Man 2, horizon forbidden west, ReturnAnd gran turismo 7, Another live-action clip, seen only in short, second-long bursts, shows a young woman exploring a cave lit only by a torch, and encountering and dusting off an ancient artifact . The footage does not match a released or announced game from Sony Interactive Entertainment.
So some PlayStation fans believe that this is a tease for the next Uncharted game, and that it will star Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher’s daughter, Cassie.
Casey appeared as a young teen in the playable epilogue. Uncharted 4: A Thief‘send, While the game’s ending doesn’t reveal much about her character, it is clear that she has inherited her parents’ sense of adventure, and occasionally accompanies Nate and Elena on expeditions. But she’s unaware of the extent of her father’s treasure hunt – that is, until she finds the key to Nate’s secret cabinet, and her parents are forced to come clean about their adventurous past. Given Cassie’s interests and talents — she loves history and archeology, speaks Latin, and can scuba dive — she seems like a natural fit for the video gaming adventure lifestyle.
The woman seen in the new PS5 ad looks like an adult Cassie. She is fatigued from the jungle and is wearing a backpack and climbing gear.
Naughty Dog co-chairman Neil Druckmann (who co-directed unresolved 4) recently told BuzzFeed that the studio behind Uncharted Games put “the final brushstroke on that story,” saying it was done and “moving on.” But that doesn’t mean another studio couldn’t pick up where Naughty Dog left off, especially with a new heroine. Other teams including Bend Studio (Uncharted: Golden Abyss) and Bluepoint Games (Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection) has got its hands on the franchise. After all, that’s what Sony Pictures CEO Tom Rothman said last year unresolved The film adaptation is the start of a film franchise, so Sony isn’t ready to let go of the Drake family.
As VGC notes, the job listing on PlayStation points to another studio “co-developing an exciting new project with Naughty Dog in the beloved franchise.” original developer behind unresolved And last of us Currently busy making a multiplayer spinoff in The World of last of usWhich we should be hearing more about this year.
The most recent entry in the Uncharted game franchise was from 2017. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, a spinoff starring Chloe Fraser and Nadine Ross. In addition to exploring the franchise without Nathan Drake, lost legacy The Uncharted games brought a new gameplay wrinkle: an open-world game map that players could explore in a non-linear fashion. Its new protagonist, and a fresh take on Uncharted gameplay, offered a glimpse of what the future of the franchise could become.