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Uncharted 2's Wells on PS3 over 360, motion controls, the next Drake game and more

Uncharted 2 ships in the UK today. The superlative bin is empty: it's the highest rated PS3 exclusive of all time, and one of the best reviewed full stop.

We were lucky enough to get some time with Evan Wells, co-president of Naughty Dog, to talk about the game's development, how PS3's unique aspects allowed the team to make the title it did, how the company will now follow on into a third game and much more.

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callahan092983d ago

Evan Wells is a great guy. Classy and talented beyond belief. Good interview. Hopefully we get another Naughty Dog game on PS3 by 2011.

Avenged Sevenfold2983d ago

Very humble yet to the point. I bow to ND!

harrisk9542983d ago

I think that most, if not all, of the PS3 developers show a humbleness and maturity that many (not all, but many) of the 360 developers don't.

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zeeshan2983d ago

^ I totally agree. M$ LOVES to be the dirty dog of the industry. Nintendo, Sony, these are all Japanes companies and we all know that being humble is like coded in their genetic system. Even SCEA or Nintendo US stay humble while M$ only keeps barking their a** off and always trying to down play the competition. Their developers also seem to follow in M$ footsteps. Turn 10 anyone?

Evan Walls is a great guy and I get impressed by him every time I read his intreview. A true leader with a vision. And if ND can pull a product like U2 with the internal team of 85 people, it'd be downright shameful for Ubisoft if they can't surpass Uncharted 2's quality in every way.

sikbeta2983d ago

@harrisk954
"I think that most, if not all, of the PS3 developers show a humbleness and maturity that many (not all, but many) of the 360 developers don't"

Come on, It's not like every person who work for M$ is the most arrogant and disrespectful, is only Turn 10, Greenberg and some of the PR crew, but not all

Pumbli2983d ago

zeeshan - Talking about Japanese console makers being humble... "Genesis does what Nintendon't"... Does that ring any bells? :P

Well anyways, the people at Naughty Dog deserve a medal for making Uncharted 2, I played it for about an hour yesterday on a 1080p HDTV but eventually my friends had to drag me away from the TV... :P

zeeshan2983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

No, that was Sega of America that came up with that and no Sega of Japan. True, it's the same company but the divisions are different. That's exactly why I also mentioned SCEA in my comment but yeah I see where you are coming from and you make a very valid point but still, if you go 10 years back when Nintendo, Sony and Sega were all in the field, it wasn't ever THAT dirty. Go back 20 years when Sega and Nintendo were head-to-head, it wasn't this dirty. We ALL know how the marketing department of M$ works. It's not just their gaming division. It's rather how they operate as the whole company. Firefox vs Internet Explorer, Windows vs Linux, Windows vs Mac, Xbox vs PS3, Office vs Star office the list goes on. The only thing M$ marketin department knows is to downplay the competition while making inferior hardwar (RROD XBOX360) and Software (ME, Vista, 98)

smturner682983d ago

To Harrisck 954... You sound typical. Trying to classify yourself into an elite group. Good job. The fact remains that like the ND guy said, it's not whether it's 360 or ps3, it's the developers that make a difference. To say one console's group of developers are all great and humble, and the others are arrogant, is just PLAIN ignorant.
One example of this is how so many "ps3 only!" fans attack Turn 10 for their boastful words about their game. Yet it's just fine that the producer of Gran Turismo 5 says that his game is going to look better than LIFE.
You and your ilk are now the norm on this website, and it turns off rational people, so the more of us rational people leave, the higher percentage of fanboys there are on here...it's a downward spiral. Open your eyes.

Oh, and I just finished the first Uncharted last night. IT ROCKS! I may just go buy the new one tonight!

calis2983d ago

"Trying to classify yourself into an elite group."

He didn't actually. He is making a valid point about guys like ND, Insomniac vs guys like Turn 10. The proof is out there if you research.

"To say one console's group of developers are all great and humble, and the others are arrogant, is just PLAIN ignorant."

No, it's actually backed by proof. You see ND actually thank Bungie for Uncharted 2 then you see Microsoft/Turn 10 to say Forza 3 is the only Next-Gen racing sim you will ever see.

" Yet it's just fine that the producer of Gran Turismo 5 says that his game is going to look better than LIFE."

GT5 producer DIDN'T put down Forza 3, he was promoting his own. He never implied anything about games on other consoles like MS/Turn10 did.

"You and your ilk are now the norm on this website, and it turns off rational people, so the more of us rational people leave, the higher percentage of fanboys there are on here...it's a downward spiral. Open your eyes."

Get over yourself. You're no more rational then any one.

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nycredude2983d ago (Edited 2983d ago )

85 people internally worked on UC2, and it took 18 months!

Naughty Dogs are freaking game geniuses!!!!

Long, epic single player, fully fleshed out mp, coop, movie mode!!!!

85 people and 18 months!!!! I know they had Sony support but damn this is crazy!!!

wizzle522983d ago

Got the game yesterday, only just started, Cinematics AMAZING its like a visual representation of a Matthew Reilly book (in my opinion) absolutely amazing. Cant wait to continue the game through the weekend, lectures done for the week, all time dedicated to UC2!

Janitor2983d ago

"We’re fortunate that we get to work on a system that has a hard drive and uses blu-ray for storage. Without these things, Uncharted 2 would have been a very different game. What we were able to do with the Cell processor allowed us to achieve a density of polygons and a fidelity to our effects that would simply not be possible without it."

Just sayin'

Jeff2572983d ago

Another great interview from him. He always gets to the point of the question and remains humble about things as well. I do hope they get the much needed rest and can come back and get right back into deciding what direction they want to go in next. Whether they decide to give us a new Uncharted or even a New Jak game is fine with me. Either one would be a day one buy.

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