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Uncharted 4 Update 1.23 Resets Ranked Season 5 Progress, Begins Ranked Season 6

Following the launch of Ranked Season 5 on April 3, Naughty Dog discovered an issue that prevented some players’ progress from being reset in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. As a result, they’ve decided to start fresh with a new Ranked Season today, and any progress made in Ranked Season 5 will be reset (any Ranked rewards you earned along the way will be retained). Naughty Dog adds: We’re also taking measures to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to earn Ranked Season 5 Cowboy Hats and the season-end Ranked Cabbage Patch taunt. As you advance through ranks in Season 6, you’ll earn our new Ranked Sniper Masks like normal, but at the end of the season, you’ll also receive each Ranked Season 5 Cowboy Hat corresponding to your final rank. Those that reach Gold III or higher will receive the Season 5 Ranked Cabbage Patch taunt AND the Season 6 Ranked Walk It taunt. Lastly, at the end of Ranked Season 6, players will be awarded additional Relics. No rule changes this season but we are considering changing the ranked game mode starting next season. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you online! Here’s what READ FULL STORY…

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Releases on August 22, Jak and Daxter Is a Pre-Order Bonus

[embedded content] Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is releasing on August 22 in North America and August 23 in Europe for PlayStation 4, priced at £29.99/€39.99/$39.99 USD/$49.99 CAD, Naughty Dog and Sony announced today. By pre-ordering The Lost Legacy through the PlayStation Store or select physical retailers, you’ll receive a free digital copy of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy for PS4 (launch is scheduled for later this year). Additionally, pre-ordering through the PlayStation Store gets you a Lost Legacy theme designed by Truant Pixel. “If you picked up the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Digital Deluxe Edition, Explorer’s Pack, or the Triple Pack, you’ll get Uncharted: The Lost Legacy as a digital download at launch,” Naughty Dog says. “Owners of these products are not eligible for any pre-order bonuses.” Here’s the description for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which reminds you that Uncharted 4 Multiplayer and Survival access is included: From critically acclaimed developer Naughty Dog comes the first standalone adventure in Uncharted franchise history led by fan-favourite character, Chloe Frazer. In order to recover a fabled ancient Indian artefact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless war profiteer, Chloe Frazer must enlist the aid of renowned mercenary Nadine Ross (from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End). Venturing deep READ…

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Naughty Dog Teases Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’s Length, Could Be Over 10 Hours Long

Following Uncharted 4‘s big win at this year’s BAFTA Game Awards, developer Naughty Dog was quizzed by International Business Times about the game’s upcoming standalone expansion, in response to which we were given a hint about its length. The studio’s Director of Communications, Arne Mayer, said while talking about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy‘s transition from mere DLC to a standalone expansion: Years ago, when we were asked if we were ever doing a single player expansion for Uncharted we always said, ‘Well, we don’t have the self-discipline to do that’. If we tried to do that we’d create a full game. There’s no way we could, sort of, constrict and restrain ourselves, and that’s exactly what was happening here. When we were doing story pitches, we were coming up with a game that would be over ten hours long and so we suddenly realized everything we said was true and we couldn’t keep it short. Naughty Dog has said on several occasions that it has no intention to keep The Lost Legacy “short” and that it’s the studio’s “biggest story expansion to date.” It’s safe to assume that we’ll get something north of ten hours at minimum. READ FULL STORY…

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Uncharted 4 Update 1.22 Today Adds The Treasury Map

[embedded content] With Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End update 1.22 today, Naughty Dog has added the new Treasury map, fixed a few bugs, and kicked off Ranked Season 5. According to players, the update is a 5GB download. A medium-scale map, Treasury is set in the crumbling ruins of Libertalia’s Treasury building and combines tight interiors with wider exterior spaces. Here’s the patch notes for today’s Uncharted 4 update: Multiplayer New Map – Treasury General Ranked Season 5 Starts April 3rd Players are now required to play 3 hours before posting stats to the leaderboards Top 500 players on Leaderboards have been temporarily removed to clear out low-playtime players. If you were in this group, playing one match will re-post your stats for that game mode Bug Fixes Fixed an issue with shell ejection for the Type 95 Fixed an issue with the INSAS gun strap Fixed issues with silencers showing up on pistols during some taunts Fixed missing audio filter on Sci-Fi Helmet Balance Updated 180-degree roll jump speed to match that of the 180-degree turn jump On Twitter, Naughty Dog is asking players if they’d like to see King of the Hill, Command, or Team Deathmatch as the next Ranked game READ FULL…

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The Lost Legacy and The Last of Us Part II Are Naughty Dog’s Only Current Plans

Recently, Naughty Dog’s president provided some details into how the team is structured, what has made The Lost Legacy so important to develop, and why there are no further development plans right now. …Read More The post The Lost Legacy and The Last of Us Part II Are Naughty Dog’s Only Current Plans by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.

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The Last of Us Part II’s Story Is “Going to be Amazing,” Says Naughty Dog President

In an interview with Game Informer, Naughty Dog President Evan Wells was asked what Uncharted: The Lost Legacy means for the future of the franchise: We don’t plan that far ahead. Making a game is pretty tough so we’re laser-focused on just getting what we’re currently working on out the door. We have wrapped up Nathan Drake’s story, for sure. We have a lot of ideas outside of the Uncharted universe, and we’re busy on The Last of Us 2 at the same time, so it’s not an experiment. We don’t have a grand plan to continue to do this serially, or create more side-stories of other characters. Elsewhere in the interview, Wells addressed Naughty Dog’s plans to become a two-team studio back when they were working on the first The Last of Us. Because of how busy they were with game development at the time, “staffing two full teams was just impossible… so what we ended up with was about a team and a quarter, maybe a team and a third, depending on the time of the year.” He continued: We’ve now got the ability to sort of have a team that’s in production, and sort of a pre-production READ FULL STORY AT…

Naughty Dog Tried to Keep Uncharted: The Lost Legacy “Small” But Decided Against It

As part of its ongoing coverage of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Game Informer spoke to Naughty Dog about its choice of protagonist for the upcoming expansion and the reason behind it being stand-alone. We’re told that with Nathan’s story reaching its conclusion and The Last of Us Part II on the horizon, the team scrapped the idea of another Uncharted title in favor of a stand-alone expansion that could be released within a year. When deciding on a protagonist, Sully came out on top as a strong contender but given his age and the setting Naughty Dog wanted to explore, the writers would have to go back in time for a younger Sully. Apparently, his background as a Marine didn’t fit into the setting either. Nate’s daughter Cassie was also considered but Naughty Dog ultimately settled on Chloe and Nadine. “We had the unique opportunity to do something that was truly stand-alone, unlike Left Behind which was like the missing chunk of the story in The Last of Us,” said writer Josh Scherr says. “We tried to keep it small,” added game director Kurt Margenau. “As we started coming up with story ideas, it just became clear that with new characters and…

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Won’t Include Nathan Drake, Naughty Dog Says

Set roughly six months after Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and following Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross as they attempt to find the Tusk of Ganesh on the southern tip of India, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy won’t feature an appearance by Nathan Drake, Naughty Dog has revealed. Writer Josh Scherr explained on the PlayStation Blog: We entertained a few possible ideas around including Nate as a secondary character. But everything we did felt superfluous because we tied it all up with Uncharted 4. Game Director Kurt Margenau added, “We’re not going to touch on Nathan Drake in this, at all.” As for what Nate might be up to during the events of The Lost Legacy, Scherr said, “You can sort of imagine Drake sitting on the couch playing Crash Bandicoot while Chloe and Nadine are off galavanting.” Margenau added, “Yeah, the Crash Bandicoot remaster.” In terms of environments in The Lost Legacy, you can expect jungles, mountains, temples, and the urban area shown in the trailer. Along with traversal challenges, puzzles, and shootouts in those environments, The Lost Legacy will also include new hidden treasures. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is scheduled for a 2017 launch, but according to Sony Interactive Entertainment America Social Media Director Sid Shuman, it was “still early in development” when…

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New Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Character Images Released, Villain Played By Usman Ally

Naughty Dog Creative Director and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy writer, Shaun Escayg, has shared some new character art from the upcoming stand-alone expansion for A Thief’s End. The images show Nadine Ross, Chloe Frazer, and villain Asav, who is played by Obie award-winning actor Usman Ally. Check them out below. Nadine Ross @LauraBaileyVO pic.twitter.com/YzS5NMwrOz — Shaun Escayg (@ShaunEscayg) March 18, 2017 Asav- @UsmanAlly1 pic.twitter.com/cBGzJSvYx3 — Shaun Escayg (@ShaunEscayg) March 18, 2017 Uncharted – The Lost Legacy- Chloe Frazer @TheClaudiaBlack – brace yourselves! pic.twitter.com/MiGfUHdTMf — Shaun Escayg (@ShaunEscayg) March 18, 2017 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4 sometime this year. Naughty Dog recently said that it’s unlikely the studio will produce another game in the series. “I would never say never, but we’ve got The Last of Us Part II on our plates and there’s so much other stuff that [we want to explore],” explained Co-President Evan Wells. We’re told that the developer wants to explore new ideas. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Uncharted 4 Update 1.21 Is Live, Here’s the Patch Notes

With Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End update 1.21 today for PlayStation 4, Naughty Dog has made King of the Hill a permanent game mode, added Savage Starlight skins for select characters, included a Personal Stats Page, and more. Now featuring leaderboards, Cinema Replay support, and Challenges, the King of the Hill mode also includes some changes from its debut in the Beta Test Playlist. For starters, after reaching the 200 Victory Points score limit, teams must capture a final hill, called the Victory Hill. Here’s the other changes to expect from King of the Hill: Victory Points per hill increased from 60 to 80 KO’ing defenders will award the attacking team 4 Victory Points If a defender is KO’d within the first five seconds after capturing a hill, they will respawn When a team reaches the max Victory Points, they must capture one more hill (known as Victory Hill) to win the match UI revamped to better communicate game rules and readability Duration for Wrath of El Dorado reduced by 50% in this mode; Wrath is still quite powerful but this allows other Mysticals to play a prominent role too And here’s everything else included in Uncharted 4 update 1.21 today: General Added a new READ FULL STORY AT…

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Uncharted 4 Update 1.21 on Friday Brings Savage Starlight Skins, King of the Hill

On Friday, March 17, Naughty Dog will release Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End update 1.21, which makes King of the Hill a permanent game mode, adds new vanity items and three new weapons (the INSAS and Type-95 long guns, and a scoped Krivosk-XS pistol), and makes Savage Starlight skins (inspired by the comics seen in The Last of Us) available for select characters. Here’s what you can expect from King of the Hill: It tasks two teams with fighting for control of rotating capture points in order to reach the score limit. King of the Hill requires careful coordination and skilled use of Multiplayer’s core combat and movement systems. However, even if victory seems assured, King of the Hill offers a unique twist – after the score limit has been reached, the losing team has one last chance to make a comeback through what we call the Victory Hill. The leading team must capture the Victory Hill to win, but if the losing team takes it, they get a second chance at glory. More update 1.21 details will be revealed when it goes live on Friday. If you’re planning on picking up Uncharted: The Lost Legacy when it launches later this year, READ FULL STORY AT…

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Next Uncharted 4 Multiplayer DLC Preview Coming This Wednesday

Naughty Dog has announced that it’ll be holding a live stream event on its Twitch channel to preview the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer DLC. The showcase, which will be held this Wednesday (March 15), will highlight content including new weapons and vanity items, and will offer live gameplay alongside an overview of the update, followed by the developer holding a question and answer session. In a blog post, Naughty Dog’s Scott Lowe wrote: This upcoming update is the latest milestone in our Uncharted 4 Multiplayer roadmap, which began shortly after the game’s launch and has introduced new maps, modes, customization items, and more–all as free updates to the game. And we’re not done yet–our Spring DLC drop is still to come. In case you miss the live stream or simply want to catch up on the highlights later, then check back as we’ll share the details once they become available. [Source: Naughty Dog] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Will Include Access to Uncharted 4’s Multiplayer

Continuing their month-long coverage, Game Informer has revealed that the antagonist in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is Asav, an insurgent rebel leader who previously worked for the government and is now searching for culturally significant treasures. The reason Chloe Frazier hires Nadine Ross is because of her history with Asav. Creative Director Shaun Escayg says, “[Asav] has history with the government, he feels left out in solving the conflicts the government solved at one point and he’s now a lone rebel trying to create war and profit from it.” In addition to rope swinging and puzzle-solving, The Lost Legacy will include more stealth options (you can equip a silent pistol) and a lock-picking mini-game (shown in the trailer), and Nadine can mark enemies for you and help you out in combat. While in the jeep, it’s possible to drive past enemies and avoid conflict. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is longer than The Last of Us: Left Behind, but shorter than Uncharted 4. Set in the Western Ghats, a rural mountain range in India they travel through by jeep, The Lost Legacy includes the biggest level in the entire franchise. Uncharted 4 Spoilers Ahead In the cover story for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, it’s revealed that Naughty Dog considered a Sam and Sully story READ…

The Likelihood of a New Uncharted Game After The Lost Legacy “Is Low,” Says Naughty Dog

[embedded content] Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is on the cover of Game Informer’s April issue, meaning that you can expect more details on the upcoming standalone story chapter throughout the month. In the coverage trailer released today, you can hear various members of Naughty Dog offer their thoughts on The Lost Legacy. “It allows us to put all the best parts of Uncharted in a streamlined story,” Creative Director and Writer Shaun Escayg says. Naughty Dog Co-President Evan Wells adds, “Everyone’s still really excited about Uncharted. I think there will be an empty spot in everyone’s heart if we never come back.” Asked by Game Informer about the future of the Uncharted series, Wells reiterated that Naughty Dog is done with Naughty Drake, as the studio feels they wrapped up his story perfectly. Wells added: I would say that Naughty Dog doing an Uncharted after this is unlikely. I would never say never, but we’ve got The Last of Us Part II on our plates and there’s so much other stuff that [we want to explore]. It’d be hard. If we magically had that two-team, three-team studio, sure – it’d be great to keep doing it. We really love the franchise, but the studio has limited resources and lots…