Hot off the heels of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves for the Sony PlayStation 3 comes the inevitable questions about the when-not-if sequel. When will it be released? Will it be a PS3 adventure or held over as a launch title for the PlayStation 4? New York Magazine recently had a few words with Uncharted 2's creative director, Amy Hennig, that raises these questions and then dismisses them with a hand wave, but some interesting bits in which the topics of cinematic gaming, creating the moving train levels from Chapters 13 & 14 of Among Thieves, and making the upcoming Uncharted movie are explored. Here's a taste:
Columbia Pictures is developing an Uncharted movie. Can you tell us anything about it?
It’s definitely in the works, I can tell people. We’ve got the best possible partners we could in Columbia Pictures. If anybody’s got any fears of them not understanding the material or not loving it as much as we do, they can wipe those fears away, because these guys really get it. I can say from the meetings I’ve had with them so far, their hearts and their heads are absolutely in the right place.
Will Uncharted 3 be a PS3 game, or will it be for Sony's next console?
I don’t think I’m able to talk about any of that right now. On a completely general level, the PS3 is an amazing piece of hardware that both us and other developers are only now tapping into its full potential. There’s a lot of life in that box. That’s really the best answer I can give you.
Personally, I'm expecting that we'll see some sort of stopgap Uncharted side-adventure (hopefully not something as lackluster as "The Young Nathan Drake Chronicles") for the Sony PlayStation Portable before we get to the actual Uncharted 3 in 2012 or so to tie-in with the Uncharted film as part of a last great hurrah for the PS3, but that's just my own unsubstantiated theory.