Naughty Dog on Lost Legacy & and the future of Uncharted: “I wouldn’t say it’s the end.”

Uncharted and The Last of Us studio Naughty Dog has been clear on one thing – Uncharted 4 was the end of Nathan Drake’s story. The famed treasure hunter does not even get a cameo in the upcoming Uncharted spin-off Lost Legacy to avoid undoing anything from the last game’s ending.

Instead, Lost Legacy gives the limelight over to two of Uncharted’s fan-favourite side-characters – Nadine Ross and Chloe Frazer – as they team up to take on their own adventure.

But Lost Legacy was always planned as something a little extra – first as a downloadable chapter, now expanded into a full game. But how big a game? And what’s next? Is this only the first such side-adventure planned? We chatted to Lost Legacy’s creative director and writer Shaun Escayg at E3 last week for more on the game, and to find out whether Naughty Dog will continue the blockbuster series further without its lead star.

Lost Legacy looks up to the quality fans now expect from Naughty Dog – but you guys are also working on The Last of Us 2. How many people are working on Lost Legacy now? How much of the studio?

Escayg: Right now, the studio’s focus is Lost Legacy. We have a truly ambitious schedule. The Last of Us [project] is working but at a lot slower pace right now. The entire team is on Lost Legacy – that’s a couple hundred of us strong.

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