The PlayStation 4 seems to be receiving a lot of attention lately. First, it receives console exclusivity for Street Fighter V, and now, a 15-minute long gameplay video of the highly anticipated Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Troy Baker, the leading voice actor in The Last of Us, is also confirmed to be in the new game as Drake’s older brother.
The new gameplay video shows that Uncharted 4 stays true to the franchise, complete with crazy acrobatic skills and the occasional humour from Nathan Drake. What has changed, however, is in the finer details of the game. Naughty Dog seems to have learnt a thing or two from developing The Last of Us, its previous title.
Stealth gameplay has definitely been improved along with a touch of realism to Drake’s movements. While the game look really good in terms of graphics, what really stands out is the amount of work done to the animations. Actions like reloading a weapon, swinging on a rope, and even taking down an enemy looks life-like and not over-the-top that is typical of action games.
During the demo of Uncharted 4 at the PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas, the game actually glitched with Drake falling out of the map. This, however, is probably because the game is still in the pre-alpha stage of development. The gameplay video above is running in-game and in real-time at 1080p and a consistent 30 frames per second. Naughty Dog has previously mentioned that it is targeting 60fps for Uncharted 4, and whether or not this is still the case remains to be seen.
The news doesn’t stop there. The end of the gameplay video introduces a new character: Drake’s older brother. He will be voiced by none other than Troy Baker, the voice actor of Joel in The Last of Us. He confirmed his role in the game through his Twitter account, quoting a line from the gameplay video.
"Good to see you're alive, little brother."
Yes, that was me.
— Troy Baker (@TroyBakerVA) December 6, 2014ADVERTISEMENT
The end of the video indicates a 2015 release date. With Nolan North as Drake and Troy Baker as the older brother, Uncharted 4 could set out to be one of the greatest game for the PS4 next year.