We’ve seen plenty of trailers and gameplay previews for developer Naughty Dog’s next entry in the Uncharted series, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Now it’s time to take a little peek behind the curtain.
The first video in a new series of making of videos has been released titled “The Evolution of a Franchise.” It’s the first of a total of five making of videos that will be released the rest of this month and into next month, and looks at not only the evolution of the Uncharted series but Naughty Dog as well. It also includes comments from those who have worked on the games, including some of the voice actors behind the characters.
You can check out the video below.
Naughty Dog Director of Communications Arne Meyer wrote this post on the PlayStation Blog about the making of video series, including what the next four will cover:
We’ve got a great treat for you as we head into the final weeks of development — today, we are kicking off our five-episode behind-the-scenes series, The Making of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The video team at PlayStation was given incredible access to our studio, game assets, and many of the people working on Uncharted 4, to craft a compelling series to cap off this final chapter for Nathan Drake.
We’re calling this first episode The Evolution of a Franchise. It’s a great way to kick off this “Making of” series, as we take a brief look how Naughty Dog and the Uncharted series has evolved since Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune made its debut on PS3 in 2007, including the influence of The Last of Us on the team and our development process.
The five-episode series is scheduled to be released throughout March and April, so check back to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Making of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. You’ll want to stick around for the full series — I would go so far as to say it was emotional for a few people here to watch by the time the series wrapped up.
Here’s a quick rundown at the upcoming episodes:
The Making of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: The Evolution of a Franchise
The Making of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: Growing up with Drake
The Making of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: Pushing Technical Boundaries Part 1
The Making of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: Pushing Technical Boundaries Part 2
The Making of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: In the End
The team is still hard at work finishing up Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and we’ll be revealing more leading up to the worldwide release on May 10th, 2016. Pre-order your copy now if you haven’t already.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is available for pre-order on PS4.