Naughty Dog's Uncharted series has gone to many places on Earth, but the final frontier remains untouched. It's time for Nathan Drake to go to space, and while it may sound positively outlandish for a franchise that has invoked all kinds of supernatural legends and myths, the development team actually did consider it as revealed in this interview at Kotaku.
Jokingly, I added that I suppose this means we’ll never see the natural next evolution of Uncharted’s pulp adventuring: Uncharted Goes To Space. Cogburn replied that Naughty Dog actually had considered it.
“We’ve definitely had brainstorms on that idea,” he said, “but no.”
Still, we can dream. And so can Cogburn.
“I can already see the scene,” he said, chuckling. “Elena says, ‘Where do we go now, Drake?’ And Drake’s like, ‘THE MOON.’ And then Sully’s in the background saying, ‘You’re goddamned right we’re going to the moon, kid.’”
So while there's apparently no place for the moon in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, I'm not giving up the dream just yet. There's single-player downloadable content planned for the upcoming Sony PlayStation 4 game and, last I read, Naughty Dog doesn't know what that content will be yet. Here's an idea: the goddamned moon! Let Naughty Dog get every last crazy space idea out of their systems in a DLC expansion. It doesn't have to be as large as a full Uncharted game with all the committed resources that requires, and you know that everyone would pay fifteen dollars or so to see Nathan Drake on the moon. Make it happen, Naughty Dog! Let's go to the moon!