As Uncharted developer Naughty Dog bid adieu to the action-adventure series after Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Sony got many talking following its "Live from PS5" short ad they released in January 2023. The ad featured characters from multiple PlayStation Studios games, but one, in particular, stood out: Cassie Drake.
Some outlets have suggested that the next game in the Uncharted series could be a major possibility for PlayStation Studios, but who will be developing the game, and if Cassie Drake will step into her dad's shoes? However, the biggest question remains: will the new Uncharted game be announced at the Summer Game Fest?
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Is The Next Uncharted Game Going To Be At Summer Game Fest?
Cassie Drake is seen for a few seconds in the ad as she explores a cave utilizing a torch as she approaches what appears to be a relic or artifact. In the months following the short ad, many have speculated that the next Uncharted game is in development; however, but without Naughty Dog, and it could be confirmed at the upcoming Summer Game Fest 2023.
This leaves the window of opportunity for another talented studio to be in the driving seat of the Uncharted series following Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann's comments in an interview with Buzzfeed that the studio is "done." This came while promoting The Last of Us HBO series, in which Druckmann expressed how privileged they were to have Sony as a publisher and the successes they've had with the Uncharted series.
For us, Uncharted was insanely successful — Uncharted 4 was one of our best-selling games — and we're able to put our final brushstroke on that story and say that we're done. We're moving on.
Which studio could work on the new Uncharted game might be revealed at the Summer Game Fest on 9th June 2023. It also remains whether the next Uncharted game will be a direct sequel to A Thief's End or a spin-off project within the Uncharted series with Cassie Drake as its protagonist. Either way it would be intriguing to see the creative directions that the game could explore, whether it be revisiting past themes and characters or jumping into a brand-new adventure with new locations.
It's highly possible that we could see some more info about a new Uncharted game at the Summer Game Fest, but we're not holding our breath. Given how prominent Uncharted is to Sony branding, it seems more likely that a new game would be revealed during a PlayStation Showcase. That said, Sony PlayStation will have some sort of presence at Summer Game Fest, so you can never rule it out.
Until more information has been provided and confirmed, we'll endeavor to provide more news and updates once available.