IGN - With Jak & Daxter’s PlayStation 2 trilogy (and its cart racing epilogue) behind it, Naughty Dog looked forward to PlayStation 3. PS3’s future was wildly uncertain, and the studio wanted to contribute something meaningful to its library. With the creation of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Naughty Dog succeeded at doing just that.
But its extremely popular franchise starring daring adventurer Nathan Drake wasn’t easy to make. In fact, the rise of Drake coincided with the most difficult period in Naughty Dog’s three decade-long history, a period so wrought with issues that Naughty Dog quickly found itself in serious trouble.