Uncharted Golden Abyss
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With less than a month before the release date of “Uncharted 4,” Naughty Dog released a massive amount of information to ready fans for launch.

Naughty Dog’s Arne Meyer, director of communications, and game designers James cooper, Nicholas Lance and Zeid Rieke were featured in a livestream documented by DualShockers. It seems that Drake’s adventure will not only look realistic, but will also feel different.

For those who are expecting a lot from “Uncharted 4” in terms of game length and content, they won’t be disappointed. Naughty Dog also confirmed that, compared to the first three games, “Uncharted 4” will have a lot of length. It probably helps that there is no traditional playthrough with the game given the choices that can be made. Meyer even shared that he had been taking a lot of time more than expected to go through the game.

“Uncharted 4” will feature different approaches to driving depending on the terrain that the player is on. Additionally, the conversations that the player has while on the jeep can start and stop following an “interrupt” system. This means that the conversation will feel all the more natural. It takes into consideration other environmental and situational events that can actually disrupt the conversational flow.

In talking about some game details, voice actor Troy Baker had shared that there was a part of the game that was removed from the final cut. According to Gadgets NDTV, Baker said that a set piece, which are events in the game outside of the gameplay mechanics, had been removed.

“There was a huge set piece in ‘Uncharted 4’ that I was massively in love with, that had to get cut,” said Baker as quoted by Gadgets NDTV. “Because it was either the game shipped broken and that scene is in there, or we put out a better game and that scene isn’t there.”

Judging from Baker’s statement, it seems that the set piece is already finished as far as the basics are concerned, but with bugs that may break the game. It is understandable that this move was done, especially since “Uncharted 4” has already been delayed more than once. It may be better to hold off content as there are other ways to release it later on.

The source speculates that there may be a possibility of seeing it as a DLC sometime after the game’s launch. Of course, this should be taken as a speculation unless the developer confirms the possibility.

"Uncharted 4" gameplay trailer (Credit: YouTube/FabianPohl Trailers)