Naughty Dog has released the third making of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End video in which the developer discusses how it “pushed the technical boundaries of PlayStation 4″ in order to create the “ultimate Uncharted experience.”
In this behind-the-scenes look, the development team explains how they harnessed the technical power of the PlayStation 4 to enhance the graphical effects of characters and create the largest explorable environments in the series’ history.
“Go behind-the-scenes once again with the Naughty Dog team, this time exploring how they were able to benefit from the power of the PlayStation 4 system,” the video’s blurb reads. “From the incredible graphical enhancements to the sheer scale and size of the player’s environment, Naughty Dog are able to realise their vision of the ultimate Uncharted experience.”
Uncharted 4 will be the last instalment of Nathan Drake’s story and Naughty Dog confirmed this past weekend that the game has gone gold.
While the game is almost upon us, it has had a somewhat rocky development cycle, suffering numerous delays. A complete rewrite also took place in 2014 when the game’s original writers Justin Richmond and Amy Hennig, now at EA Visceral working on an unannounced Star Wars project, left the studio. At the time, there was speculation that Hennig had been forced out, a claim Naughty Dog has strenuously denied.
The two writers were replaced by series’ creators Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, who wrote the first two games and directed The Last of Us.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is set for release exclusively on PlayStation 4 on May 10th.