Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is an upcoming 2015 action-adventure third-person shooter platform video game published by Sony Computer Entertainment and developed by Naughty Dog exclusively for the PlayStation 4. Initially teased at Spike TV’s PS4 launch event on November 14, 2013, a full in-engine trailer confirmed the title during Sony’s E3 2014 press conference on June 9, 2014. The game is set to release in 2015.
Set three years after the events of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Nathan Drake, now retired as a fortune hunter, has settled into a normal life. His world is turned upside-down when his older brother Sam, long believed dead, suddenly appears seeking Drake’s help. Together they embark on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a conspiracy behind a long lost pirate colony and its fabled pirate treasure. Naughty Dog outlined the game’s plot as “his greatest adventure yet and will test his physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he’s willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves.”
Watch the first gameplay of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Several years after his last adventure, retired fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, is forced back into the world of thieves. With the stakes much more personal, Drake embarks on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure. His greatest adventure will test his physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he’s willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be available in 2015. Developed by Naughty Dog.
On November 14, 2013, Naughty Dog released a teaser trailer of the next Uncharted saying that it will be coming exclusively on the PlayStation 4. The trailer featured voice over by Todd Stashwick, who was to play Sam Drake in the game. The trailer shows an ancient map of the African continent while the voice over can be heard. The map stops at Madagascar and Île Sainte-Marie is marked, which was part of Francis Drake’s travel route. A Latin sentence is written next to the drawing of a skull: Hodie mecum eris in paradiso (which translates to “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise”), a quote from Luke 23:43.
In March 2014, it was announced that Amy Hennig, the series writer and creative director, and Justin Richmond, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End ’s game director, had both left the studio, joining Visceral Games and Riot Games, respectively. In April 2014, Todd Stashwick, who voiced the narrator in the teaser trailer and was set to play Sam Drake in the game, was announced to no longer be involved in the game, with the role being recast.
In June 2014, Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells revealed that game directors for The Last of Us, Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, were now leading the project in Hennig’s absence. At the Sony E3 2014 press conference in June 2014, the title of the game was revealed to be Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End along with a 2015 release window.
On December 6, 2014, a gameplay demo of Uncharted 4 was shown as the initial presentation of the PlayStation Experience. Troy Baker later confirmed via Twitter that he had voiced Drake’s older brother Sam, who appeared in the demo opposite Nathan Drake.