Naughty Dog reveals an exciting, refined online experience
So it has finally happened! Uncharted 4 multiplayer has been revealed to the world. The trailer shown earlier today at the PlayStation press conference at Paris Games Week gave people a glimpse of all the hard work the Naughty Dog multiplayer team have put into it. If you didn’t see it live, check it out below!
Over the course of development for Uncharted 4 multiplayer there have been a number of ideas that sounded great on paper, were tried, and failed. This happened time and time again but through each iteration there was one nugget of “that is cool” that we would cling to and bring with us into the next iteration.
Through this iteration process we were constantly applying our lessons learned on our previous experiences with Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3 and The Last of Us which helped shape an incredibly exciting, fast and deep multiplayer game.
Expect the teamwork, over-the-top action-adventure, and detailed, gameplay rich environments you’ve come to expect from Uncharted multiplayer, but we have greatly enriched multiplayer with elements you may have caught in the trailer.
One thing in particular we’ve done is introduce a number of systems completely unique to Uncharted 4 multiplayer.
- Sidekicks: When you are in a pinch you can call in your friendly Sidekick to help you. These are unique, AI-controlled characters that come equipped with special abilities that can help turn the tide of a battle.
- Mysticals: These are super natural abilities from the Uncharted series that give a player unique powers – see if you can recognise what Mystical abilities we are showing off in the trailer.
- Last, you will be able to leverage the grappling hook in a number of locations in our multiplayer maps – we have also heavily leveraged this exciting mechanic for our melee. Yes, you will be able to land on people and take them out – would you expect less?
If you are at Paris Games Week, please join us at the PlayStation stand on the show floor to get your hands on our first playable demo of Uncharted 4 multiplayer. This demo will also be at PAX Australia from 30th October 30 to 1st November, and at Lisboa Games Week from 5th to 8th November.
If you can’t join us at one of these shows, you can gain exclusive access to the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta by buying Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. The beta will run from 4th to 13th December 2015.
We look forward to seeing you online in the final, full version of multiplayer when Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is released worldwide on 18th March 2016.