Josh Scherr

Naughty Dog: “Everybody’s Rolling Onto The Last of Us Part II” After The Lost Legacy Is Done

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy releases on August 22 for PlayStation 4 and Naughty Dog has revealed that, once development is complete, everyone will move over to work on The Last of Us Part II. Speaking with Metro, The Lost Legacy Co-Writer Josh Scherr confirmed that the upcoming title is a “little bit more grounded” than past installments and, while the Tusk of Ganesh is imaginary, the Hoysala Empire that created it is real. Asked if this sense of realism is going to continue in future Uncharted games, provided there are more, Scherr revealed that The Last of Us Part II is going to be the focus for the company next: Never say never. Right now we’re focused on getting this out the door. And after this is done everybody’s rolling onto The Last Of Us Part II. Who knows what the future holds. We love Uncharted, we’ve got a large fanbase, and the fun thing about this genre is that we have always hinted at a larger world out there beyond the confines of the games you play. And this is sort of like a little exploration of that. And who knows, maybe some years from now we’ll revisit it, but right now we’re just focusing on getting READ FULL…

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Director Highly Doubts the Series Is Done

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Creative Director Shaun Escayg doesn’t think that Chloe and Nadine’s adventure will be the final entry in the series. In an interview with Eurogamer, Escayg was asked if The Lost Legacy is considered the end of its characters’ stories. He replied: I wouldn’t say it’s the end. This thieving world is huge. There’s so many characters. Even before we settled on this particular story we were exploring Sullivan, we were exploring Cutter, and pairing each other up, thinking what would be right, what would have conflict, growth, something new, something fresh. And Chloe was the one that kept jumping out. But to say the Uncharted world is done… I doubt that highly. Escayg added that Naughty Dog explored “almost every character in that world and we do have spines and storylines to explore with them,” but the story with Chloe and Nadine is what they chose to settle on. With The Lost Legacy two months away from release, Escayg says the entire team at Naughty Dog is working on it right now. “We have a truly ambitious schedule,” he continued. “The Last of Us is working but at a lot slower pace right now. The entire team is on Lost Legacy READ FULL STORY…

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Naughty Dog’s Shaun Escayg “Highly Doubts” That The Uncharted World is Done

Creative director and writer Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Shaun Escayg, talks the Uncharted world not being done, how The Lost Legacy is a full game, and more. …Read More The post Naughty Dog’s Shaun Escayg “Highly Doubts” That The Uncharted World is Done by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Here’s the Uncharted: The Lost Legacy E3 Gameplay Demo, New Uncharted 4 Update Released

[embedded content] As promised, Naughty Dog has revealed the E3 2017 extended gameplay demo for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and you can watch the entire 9-minute video above. Naughty Dog’s Scott Lowe said: The demo picks up after Chloe and Nadine have recovered a critical clue to finding the golden Tusk of Ganesh – an invaluable ancient artifact – and must navigate through the overgrown ruins of the long, lost Hoysala Empire. However, their paths soon cross with Asav, our new antagonist revealed in the E3 story trailer. Asav is a ruthless warmonger that’s also out for the Tusk and will stop at nothing to ensure he gets to it first. This level is also a testament to the beauty of India’s Western Ghats and just a small taste of the environments you’ll be exploring on August 22. Today also sees the release of a new Uncharted 4 update for Multiplayer and Survival, which makes Classic Mode a permanent gametype and a new mode for Ranked play: King of the Hill, and adds two new weapons, three new Survival boosters, over 60 new character skins and vanity items, 13 new taunts, and more. [embedded content] Naughty Dog also teased that they’ve “got more READ FULL…

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy E3 Gameplay Demo Will Be Livestreamed on June 20

Naughty Dog has announced that it’ll be showcasing its E3 demo for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy via a livestream event for the public on June 20. The event will take place on the developer’s Twitch channel starting at 10:00AM PT/1:00PM  ET/7:00PM CET. Creative Director Shaun Escayg and Game Director Kurt Margenau will talk us through the demo and share more details about the upcoming expansion, followed by a question and answer session with viewers. The event won’t solely focus on The Lost Legacy as Naughty Dog has said that it’ll also be revealing its new DLC update for Uncharted 4‘s multiplayer and Survival, which will launch on the same day and will be included in The Lost Legacy upon release. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy releases on August 22 for the PlayStation 4. The expansion is priced at $39.99 and comes with a digital copy of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy as a pre-order bonus at select retailers and the PlayStation Store. [Source: Naughty Dog] The post Uncharted: The Lost Legacy E3 Gameplay Demo Will Be Livestreamed on June 20 appeared first on PlayStation LifeStyle. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


E3 Day Six Podcast: The Best And Worst Of E3 2017

Above: Chloe and Nadine look back on the week that was. E3 is over, and we made it through alive. On this final episode of Kotaku Splitscreen’s E3 blowout, Jason and I discuss what we thought of the show overall before he sits down with a pair of developers working on Uncharted: Lost Legacy and Crackdown 3. Listen here: Jason and I start by talking a little about Ni No Kuni 2 before discussing E3 2017 overall (19:12). Then Jason interviews Shaun Escayg, creative director of Uncharted: Lost Legacy (29:21) and Clint Bundrick, design director on Crackdown 3 (27:40). Then he and I both go sleep for an entire week. Advertisement Advertisement This is our sixth and final E3 episode—Check out our day-one reactions to Microsoft, EA, and the Xbox One X here, our takes on Sony, Bethesda, and Ubisoft here, our reactions to Nintendo and Jason’s time playing Super Mario Odyssey here, Jason’s interviews with the directors of Destiny 2 and Days Gone here, and his chats with the developers of South Park: The Fractured But Whole and Pillars of Eternity 2 here. As always, you can READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Here’s Some New Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Gameplay

[embedded content] Shaun Escayg and Kurt Margenau from Naughty Dog took part in the PlayStation LiveCast earlier this week, where they talked about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy as gameplay footage played in the background. If you’re just interested in the gameplay, the best clips are from 1:18 to 2:42 and 4:03 to 5:55. In the detailed FAQ for The Lost Legacy, Naughty Dog confirms that it will have a Platinum Trophy, it will have the same Photo Mode features as Uncharted 4, and it “will be enhanced for the PlayStation 4 Pro, including support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) and dynamic 4K gaming.” Uncharted: The Lost Legacy releases on August 22 in North America and August 23 in Europe for PlayStation 4, and it includes access to Uncharted 4’s full multiplayer suite (there will also be some Lost Legacy multiplayer content in the future). By pre-ordering, you’ll receive Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy when it launches for PS4. You can read our hands-off E3 preview over here. [Source: Uncharted the Game] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

E3 2017 – Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Preview – Lady Drake (PS4)

[embedded content] It was a solemn day to say goodbye to Nathan Drake when the finale to his story launched last year. Uncharted 4 landed as one of my favorite games of all time, a stunning culmination of the entire Uncharted series, which I also applauded. We all knew some form of a story expansion was coming before Uncharted 4 even released, but speculation was wild for who’s story it would tell. Would we follow Sam, Nate’s brother? What about the exploits of a younger Sully? Color everyone surprised when the reveal of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy at PSX 2016 put Chloe and Nadine together center stage, two criminally under explored characters from Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 4 respectively. Our hands-off demonstration began in a way familiar to most Uncharted fans. Chloe and Nadine are making their way through a lush green locale, scrambling up sheer cliffs and generally looking for any hints of ancient lost civilizations. The dynamics between Chloe and Nadine seem similar to Nate and Sam in Uncharted 4, but Naughty Dog hinted that the narrative would be even more woven into the action and gameplay than we’ve seen before. For example, the player character is Chloe, but…


Naughty Dog Explains Why The Last of Us Part II Isn’t At E3 2017

[embedded content] While we received new looks at God of War, Marvel Spider-Man, Days Gone, and more at Sony’s E3 2017 press conference last night, The Last of Us Part II from Naughty Dog was noticeably absent. Writing on Twitter, Director Neil Druckmann explained that the focus right now is on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy: Believe me, we’re super excited to show you more of Ellie and Joel’s 2nd journey, but right now it’s Chloe and Nadine’s time to shine. — Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) June 13, 2017 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy releases on August 22 for PlayStation 4, and you can watch the newly revealed story trailer above. On their blog, Naughty Dog reveals that an extended gameplay demo for The Lost Legacy will be at E3 2017, and details on how to watch it will be given soon. It’s unclear if we’ll get new gameplay at the same time, but Naughty Dog will be talking about The Lost Legacy during these livestreams: Want to hear more about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy? Catch us on these live streams throughout the week at #E3: pic.twitter.com/3TOTHc1KLU — Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) June 13, 2017 Discussing The Lost Legacy’s new trailer, Naughty Dog said: As you can see, we’ve had a READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

New Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Footage Is All About Action

Naughty Dog gave us a closer look at Chloe and Nadine’s standalone adventure during tonight’s PlayStation conference, which gives us another chance to see these ladies kick a lot of ass. Here’s the latest trailer: Lost Legacy takes place in India, where our duo must uncover an ancient artifact (this is an Uncharted game, after all!) Like the main game, Lost Legacy will have plenty of sneaking, puzzles, and action intense set-pieces, some of which you can catch in the footage above. Naughty Dog notes this is their “most substantial story expansion to date.” READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Report: Tom Holland Has Two Actors in Mind to Play Sully in Uncharted Movie

Spider-Man: Homecoming Actor Tom Holland, who is also playing a young Nathan Drake in Sony’s upcoming film adaptation of Uncharted, said in an interview with Yahoo Movies that he has two actors in mind to play Sully. According to Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pratt could play the role of Nathan’s one-time mentor, saying that Gyllenhaal “could be really cool” but quickly followed by saying that Pratt “would be a great Sully” and that they’ve “become very good friends with over the last few months.” I think it could be cool, because if it was an older movie I would say that Chris should play Nathan, but I think he would be a good Sully and I love working with Chris. Holland also talked about how he pitched the Uncharted movie to Sony Chairman Tom Rothman saying that he “had the idea that maybe a young Nathan Drake would be something that audiences would be very interested in” rather than just copying what the games have done. The Uncharted movie is currently in pre-production and has no release date so far. In the meantime, the upcoming Lost Legacy DLC for Uncharted 4 is only a few months away and is…

Report: Tom Holland Cast in Uncharted Movie, Which Is Now a Prequel

Spider-Man Homecoming star Tom Holland is attached to play a young Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie, Deadline reports. Furthermore, Deadline’s report says the Uncharted movie will act as a prequel to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted games, drawing inspiration from the sequence in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception where a young Drake first meets Sully. The report adds that Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman decided to redraft the movie as a prequel after seeing the latest cut of Spider-Man Homecoming. A new writer will be brought on board to create the storyline that follows Nathan Drake as he grows into the adult treasure hunter from the games. [Source: Deadline via Geoff Keighley] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


Tom Holland Will Play Young Nathan Drake in the Uncharted Movie

Image: Holland as he appears in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Nathan Drake as a child in Uncharted 4. Credit: Sony Pictures/Sony Computer Entertainment Sony’s long-in-gestation adaptation of the smash hit video game series Uncharted has apparently gone under a major reworking. It’s now a prequel series set before the events of the games, and its hero Nathan Drake will be a youngster played by Spider-Man himself. Deadline reports that Shawn Levy’s film—itself a retooling of initial plans for an adaptation of Naughty Dog’s Indiana Jones-esque action series—will now take inspiration from flashback sequences shown in the third game of the series, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, which showed the young Nathan Drake meeting his future partner-in-crime Victor “Sully” Sullivan for the first time. Young Nate as he appeared in the PS3 video game Uncharted 3. The website claims the vast retooling of plans for the film came when Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman saw a new cut of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which has lead to not only Uncharted getting a new re-write—with Sony allegedly currently hunting for a new writer to re-do Joe Carnahan’s cript—but also Homecoming star Tom Holland coming on board to play the young Drake. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


The 10 Best Video Game Couples

It’s easy to dismiss Valentine’s Day as a corporate holiday and an excuse to drive the sales of chocolates and flowers, but we here at PlayStation LifeStyle like to look at the bright side (we’re hopeless romantics after all). Love is a big part of everybody’s life, so it only makes sense that romance bleeds into gaming. To celebrate this special day where romance is in the air, we wanted to look back at some of our favorite gaming couples that have appeared on PlayStation. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the 10 best video game couples. The only rule was that the characters had to appear in a game that released on PlayStation consoles, since we are a PlayStation site after all. That means some classic pairings like Mario and Peach (or Marcus and Dom) didn’t make our list. There were still plenty of great characters to choose from, though, so it wasn’t really much of a limiting factor. With that out of the way, check out our list below of the best video game couples! We hope you enjoyed our look at the best video game couples. While not every great gaming couple could get the spotlight here, it READ…