Uncharted 4 Developers Talk About Doing Things “No One Has Ever Done Before” and Drake’s Chest Hair

During a livestream to support Operation Supply Drop 2015 Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Character Concept Artist Richard Lyons and Environment Artist Andrew Maximov talked about their job at Naughty Dog and on the upcoming adventure of Nathan Drake.

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Jalva1251d ago (Edited 1251d ago )

Hopefully there's a QTE section in the game where Elena gives Drake a chest wax.


1. Everything in moderation.
2. It was obviously a joke.
3. Nice avatar.

Rimeskeem1251d ago (Edited 1251d ago )

I thought you hated QTE

im just playing with you.

roadkillers1250d ago

Yeah, he's just giving you a chest wax. Relax brother.

JoGam1250d ago

Well i'm assuming ur a chick gamer. I understand. Would be nice for you but not every guy though. Maybe they will give yall girl gamers some sort of tease.

egidem1250d ago

"He realized that the team had modeled Drake’s hair, so he decided to rig it with wind, and just put it in the game. When the Director noticed it, he sent a mail to the entire company saying “hey, this is next gen.”


OB1Biker1250d ago

I cant wait to see what Elena looks like but IMO a lot of people dont realize how fantastic the gameplay demo is.. and I mean the way it plays.
Im sure what they are going to show at E3 will be some incredible stuff again and surprise everyone.

comebackkid98911250d ago

If the game takes place in Brazil think of the potential!

roadkillers1250d ago

If you edit again I'll give you an agree so you are ahead haha!

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Walker1251d ago

Naughty Dog folks are absolute wizards , Technically they are the best developers in the industry right now . cannot wait to see uncharted 4 gameplay in action in E3 this year ..

pandehz1250d ago

Im not hating on anyone but its just pure honesty from my part.

That Ryse video just beat u4 outright. But again thats a released game versus one still in dev.

fdkenzo1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

How can you compare a game that is in pre-alpha photoge with a 3 weeks of work before they showed to us with a game that is at his best? I think that is embarasing to see how close they ar , imagine how it will be Uncharted in final form....

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inveni01250d ago

I don't think they're close at all. Why? Well, one word: foliage. U4 is simply doing much more. Ryse is just strong textures. (Not to mention that U4's standing water looks much, much better.)

jb2271250d ago

Really doesn't take into account the linearity of Ryse vs. the wide open areas in the UC4 demo. There is absolutely zero vertical traversal in Ryse & you are being funneled through a narrow path. Haven't played Ryse but that section is more linear than even the first Uncharted title. UC4 is taking a sandbox approach w/ multiple potential paths & whip smart A.I. Not to mention what the others have said about UC4 being in pre-alpha. At the end of the day, Naughty Dog's games are beautiful because they run flawlessly, little to no screen tearing or texture pop-in, amazing level design & art direction, not to mention the seamless integration of story & world building. Hell even if Ryse was technically superior to UC4 on release it would still be absolutely slaughtered in the arenas that actually count for a sp story driven title, gameplay, story & creativity. Really bad comparison & I feel sorry for the person who had the free time on their hands to make a pointless video like that personally. All it did was make me want to go back & watch that UC4 demo in 1080p for the 5th time.

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TRU3_GAM3R1251d ago

"Technically they are the best" how so ? crytek are technical masters


pre rendered http://media1.gameinformer....

on ps3

who are the wizards here :D?

mikel10151250d ago

Stop before you kill their e-boners

pandehz1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

Im surprised you got disagrees.

Crysis 3 is still up there in the graphics world.
The faces in that game have not been beat yet in a any real time situation.
I wouldnt say anyone is the best or better. Once those words are used, it warrants comparison

just a few more from crytek

Once again not hating on anyone here. Just putting things straight.

Silly gameAr1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

No one here bought up Crytek but you. You can't deny that Naughty Dog are good at what they do, and trying to downplay that by bringing up Crytek just makes you look petty.

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methegreatone1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )


Implying Crytek make only good looking games and nothing else ? Crysis 2 and 3, despite having dumbed down gameplay and simulation, beat most other fps games when it came to gameplay, and are among the highest rated fps games of the time.

Don't even get me started on Crysis 1 and Warhead. The simulation of a living breathing world and Oh Lord, the INTERACTION. Talk about good gameplay. Tons of game mechanics with a complex simulation and physics system that tied everything together. Even your suit modes.
Unlike in Crysis 2, the modes were simply directly tied to the physics system. Run into a tree with maximum speed and you get hurt.

Needless to say, Crysis 1 and Crysis Warhead are among the highest rated fps games of all time, even in terms of review scores. They play amazing. Crytek used to be masters of gameplay. That started to change with move to consoles. Not bashing consoles, but this is one franchise that did suffer in terms of gameplay (and graphics, to some extent). Less simulation, less physics, less complexity, less reactivity
Crysis 3 seemed to be the lowest rated of the series. Ryse was bad...

On the topic of Uncharted and Naughty Dog. I'm a PC gamer and everything... but NO ONE can deny their technical prowess when it comes to graphics Whatever said and done, Uncharted 4 will be one of the best looking games ever made.

Sure PC will always have tons of advantages, but in some aspects, I can bet it will be THE best looking game, even compared to the best looking PC games.

(eg. Characters and facial animation, certain effects, shadows)

Army_of_Darkness1250d ago


When crytek can make a better looking game than naughty dog on consoles, we can talk then ;-)

crysis 3 in-game on 360 :

the last of us in-game on ps3:

DoctorFry1250d ago

Exactly. I mean, Crytek may not be your favorite developer, but their technical prowess is unparralled.

However, Naughty Dog is still amazing at the technical feat. Just look at the Uncharted games and TLOU on PS3, arguably the best looking games graphically on last-gen systems.

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sinspirit1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

Console wise, and this goes for Ryse as well. They have far less vegetation and dynamic effects. Ryse is also lower resolution and extremely narrow with dozens of copy and pasted fights in the background, and it's a short game, which means graphics were easier to focus on. I understand it does look great but the faces are the only things that truly stand out for "next gen" consoles. The cutscenes were mostly prerendered as well, despite not being a huge graphics bump throughout, just because the game was choppy and they wanted the cutscenes to run smoother. Yes, Uncharted raised character detail during cutscenes in the past but, they were not prerendered. They already said they are using the same models throughout.

No Way1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

@ Army_of_Darkness -
The fact you are comparing a multi plat to exclusive.. is laughable.
They are both great companies. Who make pretty games.
But, it shows more for Crytek developing a game on multiple systems.
It's always easier to focus on one system, instead of three.

Also -
Comparing Ryse, a LAUNCH title to a two year post game still in progress.
What are you people trying to prove? Idiotic comparison all around.
Though, to have Ryse look that good as a launch title is incredible.
Naughty Dog SHOULD make their game look a helluva lot better..

jb2271250d ago

"Techinical" should take into account more than simply graphical fidelity. Mechanics, A.I., performance, art direction, open level design & most importantly for this instance, story. The one thing that is absolutely a foregone conclusion in regards to Crytek is that they are absolutely awful at story & making a game anything more than a showpiece for graphics cards. Naughty Dog are "technically the best" because they receive high marks for every category of games development, not just the single one. Look at the awards & metacritics for the last 3 ND games & align those w/ the last 3 Crytek games and there is absolutely no contest. There's a reason why it's pretty much common knowledge that ND are in the upper echelon w/ game devs w/ hardly any company at all even in the same vicinity.

Army_of_Darkness1250d ago

@no way,
You completely missed the point. Not gonna waste my time explaining.

No Way1248d ago

No, Army_of_Darkness, I got the point. There's nothing to explain.
Regardless, it's a stupid comparison. Your point is invalid..
9 times outta 10, an exclusive will look better than a multi plat.
Doesn't matter who the developers are of said games, typically.

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lolosgolos1250d ago

Rockstar shits all over ND on a technical level

Rimeskeem1250d ago

Rockstar and ND have very different styles. Can't really compare them.

KonaSquid1250d ago

Rockstar's best games take 5+ years to develop and cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Just imagine if ND had that time and resources. ND makes some of the best games in the industry in just 2 years.

Septic1250d ago

Seriously, Rockstar pull off WAY more impressive technical feats. If you can't see that then well, there's little point even debating.

DoctorFry1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

Very true. Sadly, all those disagrees are coming from the Sony fanboys that lurk around N4G. GTA 5 shatters any Naughty Dog game, including TLOU Remastered, at the technical level.

I guarantee you if Rockstar was a first party studio under Sony, like Naughty Dog, people here would praise them far more. It's no doubt that Rockstar is superior to Naughty Dog on the technical level, and I'm more than happy to debate why.

inveni01250d ago

Rockstar? More bugs than gameplay almost. We can blame the open world, but they're really no better than Bethesda on the technical side. Naughty Dog delivers a much smoother and less frustrating experience than other developers.

sinspirit1250d ago

I wouldn't say that is so. Yes, GTAV is a marvel on "current gen" consoles, but I don't doubt ND couldn't deliver the same. It's just not their focus currently. The dufference is open world and lower graphics, albeit not by much.

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DoctorFry1250d ago

"Technically they are the best devs in the industry right now." How can you say that, Uncharted 4 isn't even out yet. Surely you're not referring to The Last of Us, because at this point, many PS4 games surpassed it at the technical level.

I love Naughty Dog, they're one of my favorite developers, but I feel like a lot of users on N4G sorta have a bias towards them.

Nonetheless, I am pretty excited for Uncharted 4 and have high hopes for it.

BallsEye1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

you need to play more games... the video posted above just killed your comment.

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Relientk771251d ago

Naughty Dog are Voodoo Shamans

methegreatone1250d ago

Was playing TLOU on PS3 at a friend's house a couple of days ago.

Can confirm ND are Voodoo Shamans.

THC CELL1250d ago

Something they have never done hmmmmm suck at creating games?? Hehe love naughty dog

airshiraz1250d ago

they must change its name from uncharted 4 thiefs end to uncharted 4 :chest hair

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