April 28, 2018

Why Sony won’t release Uncharted 5 yet

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You would think that a fourth sequel to the original Uncharted would be something of a certainty. From the moment Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune blew onto the scene in 2007, Sony knew they had a hit on their hands. Since then it has gone on to become one of the most revered series in gaming, achieving massive critical acclaim for its action-packed set pieces and well-crafted narratives.

To date, the series has sold a staggering 41 million copies, with over 13 million of those being shifted in the last year and a half alone – that’s over three-quarters of a million copies every month. Clearly then, the franchise still has incredible draw and it would be madness on Sony’s part not to capitalize on that. They should commission a new game, and commission it quickly. Right?

Well, as it turns out, there’s actually several things to consider before they can even think about releasing a new Uncharted game, if they ever release one at all (which we certainly hope that they do). Here then, are a few of the obstacles that are currently preventing us from gearing up for one more rip-roaring treasure hunt…

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