If you thought that the collapsing building sequence or the speeding train section of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was impressive technical skill on display, wait until you see the cruise ship segment of the upcoming Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception for the Sony PlayStation 3. As revealed during today's Sony media briefing, poor Nathan Drake has his work cut out for him when the ship that he's boarded begins to sink. Here's Arne Meyer to explain:
At the SCEA Press Conference, our Co-Presidents, Evan and Christophe, took the stage and with just a short intro, launched into the first live demo of Uncharted 3 ever shown publicly. The brief Cruise Ship sequence shows just a small slice of one of the most challenging scenarios we’ve concocted for any of the Uncharted games – as a massive, moving environment of the Cruise Ship gets turned on its side mid-battle, Drake has to scramble for his life. This sequence showcases the next level of our physics and water technology – and you’ll see video of this sequence later this week.
Uncharted 2 was an amazing ride, so I have high hopes for this new sequel. Once again there's an emphasis on competitive multiplayer, but I play Uncharted for the story campaign and not the ability to shoot at random people online. As for the cruise ship, it's certainly impressive to see the deck slowly tilt as the water comes rushing in and watch as Drake is knocked all over the place. November's release date can't come soon enough.