With the release of Uncharted 4, Nathan Drake’s story had come to a close. Naughty Dog had stated it was the last game for the character however many speculated that the company would continue the series with other characters. The upcoming Uncharted: The Lost Legacy seemed to confirm this speculation, but Naughty Dog has stated otherwise to Gameinformer.
Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells stated that the team is excited to get into Chloe’s story with Lost Legacy, but they do not have plans to continue with other characters. Another Uncharted after the release of The Lost Legacy is said to be “unlikely”, but not entirely impossible.
Wells says the studio is currently plenty busy with The Last of Us 2. They also have other ideas they want to explore and limited resources to work with.
I would never say never, but we’ve got The Last of Us Part II on our plates and there’s so much other stuff that [we want to explore]. It’d be hard. If we magically had that two-team, three-team studio, sure – it’d be great to keep doing it. We really love the franchise, but the studio has limited resources and lots of other ideas. I’d say the likelihood is low.
Given this information there is possibility of another Uncharted, but not from Naughty Dog. The series has proven very successful with over 28 million copies sold. There is plenty of opportunity to make more money from the series by having another studio develop a new game. In fact Sony Bend has already created Uncharted: Golden Abyss for the Vita and Bluepoint Games has developed Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. It wouldn’t be a surprise if another studio were to make more Uncharted games.
Whatever the case, Naughty Dog will likely move on from the series in a similar fashion to the Jack and Dexter series.