Sony closed off its E3 2015 presentation on a strong note: a brand new gameplay video of the highly anticipated Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. This particular demo showed off a few new mechanics of the new game, including a very destructible environment and gorgeous graphics.
In the video, we can see how the terrain and environment of the game is affected by gunshots and explosions. Walls crumble when shot at, fruits and pieces of wood fly off when a hand grenade goes off, and even the physics are a lot more realistic compared to previous iterations of the game.
Even more impressive is the fact that the gameplay seems to be running at a smooth 30fps even when things get chaotic. It’s worth noting that Naughty Dog has said that it is targeting 60fps for Uncharted 4 in the past, but seeing how it has been relatively quiet about it, we might not see this become a reality (might).
This is the second extended gameplay video that is shown off by Naughty Dog, where the first one revealed improved climbing mechanics and the introduction of a new character: Drake’s older brother, Sam. When the first gameplay demo was released, the game was slated for a 2015 launch, but it has been pushed back to 2016 now.
While a delay is always disappointing, it’s always better to receive Uncharted 4 at a later date if it means Naughty Dog can ensure that the game will run well on day one. This is especially the case for such a high-profile game.