The Uncharted series is looking to truly end the story of Nathan Drake with the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. However, the ending may not be as simple as people may expect. As Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann told IGN:
“I think people will discuss the ending. If focus tests are anything to go by, there will be some arguments about the ending,” he told IGN “I’m excited. Indifference would be the worst thing. I would rather have people hate it than be indifferent to it. We’ll see how they react.”
Druckmann went on to further explain his mindset about the ending, and how it really was about no one but the characters in the game:
“What I found is you kind of have to ignore other people. Any time you try to please something outside yourself, it can easily come off as false,” he said. “Whenever we make something that’s honest to us that is the game we truly want to play, you know whether you succeed or not. You pick up the controller and you’re playing it and you’re like, ‘Am I feeling anything from these characters? Am I having fun? Am I intrigued? Am I bored? Do I even care about this character?’ And if not, OK, I need to fix that for myself. I found that the more we’ve done that, the more successful we’ve been, and that’s the only correlation I can come up with.”
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will release May 10th.