Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is truly going to be something special. And now, it’s going to become even more special. As during a conversation with Wil Wheaton on his “Conversations with Creators” series (video below), the team at Naughty Dog stated that for the first time ever, the game will feature real time cutscenes.
“We’re actually doing real-time cutscenes in Uncharted 4, which is a new step for us,” he said. “You’re not going to see those black bars that we used to have in between gameplay and cutscenes. That’s going to let us be so much more expressive and really get that seamlessness between the storytelling and the gameplay. Which we already do very well, but it’s going to allow us to take it to that next level.
“That super great-looking Nathan Drake that’s in the cutscenes–that’s going to be the guy you have the whole time. The lighting model is nearly identical. All of that emotion you get across in the cutscenes, you’ll have in gameplay all the time.”
This is indeed impressive, and something that Naughty Dog can do probably because they delayed the game until 2016 in order to ensure the quality that fans were hoping for. This will definitely help with that.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will come out early next year.