While both Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross are undoubtedly firm Uncharted fan favorites, it’s fair to say that, until now, they have very much been ‘supporting players’ in Naughty Dog’s long-running saga. Of course, that changes with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, with the pair snatching the starring role away from Nathan Drake.
It’s a big, ballsy move for a series with such an iconic hero attached, and adds a fascinating, unexpected new dimension to its impending return. So, ahead of the game’s August launch, I caught up with the game’s creative director, Shaun Escayg to talk a little more about the challenges the team faced in sidelining Drake, and learned a little about what we can expect from Chloe and Nadine.
Housemarque’s recent Nex Machina was notable not just because it was yet another fantastic arcade shooter from the studio, but also the game’s development was in collaboration with legendary game developer Eugene Jarvis.
This week we caught up with developer David Braben as he and the team at Frontier Developments put the finishing touches on the PS4 release of adventure space sim Elite: Dangerous, set to launch on June 27.
While we had David’s attention though, we thought we’d ask him a little about his ‘life in games’ for our ongoing article series. As always, we sat him down and asked him to cast his mind back to:
Uncharted 4, Dark Souls 3, Overwatch, Hitman, Doom, Ratchet & Clank… it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of must-play titles that have been released this year. With so many blockbuster games chomping hungrily at your free time, it’s only natural that some lower profile gems might have passed you by in the first half of 2016.
Thankfully, the summer sun brings with it a slight reprieve, with the launch calendar traditionally quieting down before the big pre-Christmas rush. So, what better time to catch up on some of those titles that you might have missed?
Ubisoft San Francisco’s forthcoming South Park: The Fractured But Whole continues Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s natural instinct for going against the grain, aiming to combine classic RPG mechanics with full-blown comedic writing.
At last week’s PlayStation E3 Press Conference, Activision unveiled the latest footage of forthcoming shooter Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Blasting through Earth’s atmosphere, the new gameplay reveal shed some more light on developer Infinity Ward’s bold new direction for the franchise.
At E3 last week, SIE Bend Studio unveiled its brand new PS4 game Days Gone. A brutal, post-apocalyptic open-world adventure, Days Gone follows the story of Deacon St. John — a drifter and bounty hunter eking out his existence in the High Desert of the Pacific Northwest.
The deliciously detailed world of Uncharted 4 just begs players to hit the Share button and grab a few mementos of Drake’s latest adventure. Handily, the day one patch includes a special photo mode that, once enabled in the Options menu, will let you capture the action with a photographer’s poise.
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