Nolan North: Uncharted 3’s development is common sense

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Following the success of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, both critically and commercially, it’s almost a certainty that a third iteration is on the way from Naughty Dog. That’s a stance Nathan Drake’s voice, Nolan North, takes in his latest interview. And there’s a lot of ‘nudge nudge, wink wink, you know what I mean’ going on, to say the least.

[Spoiler]. Uncharted 3: Chloe’s Revenge. She’s got to be a little peeved that she didn’t get a bit of Nathan Drake at the end of the day. Oh, spoilers. Should have said that at the beginning. Uncharted 2 has been winning awards left right and centre, and is rightly considered one of the PlayStation 3’s best games. So when it comes to the question of whether Naughty Dog is working on Uncharted 3, the voice of Nathan Drake, Nolan North, thinks it’s common sense. In an interview with our friends over at PlayStationChat, North replied to the question “Are you, or are you not working on Uncharted 3?” with:

“I’m not supposed to talk about that. I’ve been told I can’t say one way or another. But I will ask a question back: Do you think it would be financially responsible of Sony to not make a third game that has made hundreds of millions of dollars for their company?

“You’ve just got to use your common sense. What do you think? I’m not supposed to say one way or the other. I would encourage everyone to tap into their common sense.”

That’s a hell of a hint there Mr North, but we promise not to take your words out of context. At the end of the podcast PlayStationChat’s host Ben tells Nolan, “We may talk again when Sony makes a certain financially logical decision,” to which he wryly replies:

“I’m sure if we all used our common sense, I’m sure that decision from Sony will be very, very soon. Not that I would know anyway. I would think that we would just have to hope that our senses are finely tuned into how the industry works. Not that I’m saying anything one way or the other. You should understand that… You should all think about what would be sound decisions [laughs].”

Hm, hmmm… Well we’re going to use our common sense and assume that the decision to make Uncharted 3 has already been made by both Sony and Naughty Dog. We’ll also presume that the team has already started work on the game. In fact, we’d presume that the team started brainstorming the game before they completed development on Uncharted 2. The question is, will we ever see Jak on the PlayStation 3?

We suggest you give PlayStationChat’s interview with Nolan North a really good listen, since you’ll even get to hear him offer impressions of a whole host of sperms. Yes, sperms. Still, his South African accent needs some work.

Readers Comments (40)

  1. I’d rather see a new Jak, but I wouldn’t mind a new Uncharted.

  2. Good. This years E3 will be amazing and Sony will knock the wind out of M$ and their gears of War 3 hype.

    Nolan North is hillarious. He should be hired by Sony to host the next season of the TESTER instead of Hal Sparks

  3. A new Uncharted would be awesome, just because it comes withe the preconception that a new Uncharted will be bigger, better and more badass.

  4. @TRF

    I’d love to see a new Jak too, but I think that they should put out a third Uncharted game, then go back to Jak. If they took a break at Uncharted 2, they would mess up the momentum that is pushing Sony to the lead.

  5. Like Nolan said, it is common sense. Of course they are going to make a third game. Especially in this day and age, money seems to be more important than anything else.

    Like others have said, would still love to see Jak come back but I don’t want it just because we want it, I want Naughty Dog to have a firm grasp on what they want to do and make it amazing like Uncharted has become.

  6. Chances are, yes, it will be the next Uncharted… but wouldn’t it be cool if it was something else, too? I still have dreams where Universal comes knocking on Sony’s door and says that they’ll license off Crash Bandicoot to Sony for an exclusive game and that Naughty Dog must be the developer. Oh, only if dreams came true.

    Anyway, if it is indeed Uncharted 3, then I guess we’re one step closer to an Uncharted racing title. LOL. Think about it; the Crash trilogy was followed by a racing title and then the Jak & Daxter trilogy was followed by a racer, too. It’s only inevitable.

  7. *going to listen to PodCast*
    <3 Nolan North. Fact.

  8. Moocows111111 April 14, 2010 @ 16:31

    Love to See a New JAK. Uncharted 3 will be awesome (Hopefully they fix Uncharted 2 multiplayer first! to 1.04!

    “Anyway, if it is indeed Uncharted 3, then I guess we’re one step closer to an Uncharted racing title. LOL. Think about it; the Crash trilogy was followed by a racing title and then the Jak & Daxter trilogy was followed by a racer, too. It’s only inevitable.”

    ModNations, Uncharted 2 Jeep Cart XD

  9. It was a really fun interview, Nolan was a great guy to chat with. We called him out on the infamous “All we have are raisins” scene from Resonance of Fate – Good times!

  10. huge spoiler before the warning there…thanks for that, just bought a ps3 and haven’t picked this game up yet

  11. another Uncharted :(??

    i need to get U1 and 2 fast….time is running out!!!! man, i need to play KH1, 2, Re:CoM, 358/2, BbS…..THEN Lunar silver star harmony…..and of course ill play the hell out of PW when it comes out…..and finally Shadow of Colossus

    THEN i can move on to U1 and 2…

    too many games to play -_-

  12. Im South African, ill help him out a bit in that department 😀

  13. Uncharted 2 online is wack now, but I’d buy another Uncharted just for the campaign.

  14. Patrick Steen April 15, 2010 @ 11:40

    Sorry “nice spoiler” – it’s not too big of a spoiler anyway, you’ll still enjoy the game =)

  15. 360 CAN SUCK MY ASS April 15, 2010 @ 19:11

    Bettter friggin hope this wont be a goddamn multiplatform game 😀

  16. if they can keep progressing more in each game then gd they are making more. if its going to become milked and stale then try a new ip which is still exclusive

  17. i dont think theres anything wrong with uncharted 2’s multi-player i switch over from modern warefare 2 to uncharted 2 and i love both of the games multi-player.

  18. uncarted 3 yes!!!!! jak mybe.uncarted is better make a 3,4,5.and6!! uncarted forever!!!!!!!

  19. Naughty Dog hit it big with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves! They kept getting awards non-stop! If the Uncharted series was what was keeping them going, why stop now? Steve Jobs said he wasn’t gonna make another iPhone, now he came out with four different iPhones. Naughty Dog might come out with a new Uncharted… besides, I think Uncharted is one of the best games I’ve ever played.

  20. i sure as heck hope the title is “chloe’s revenge”. that sounds like a crappy teen drama title. I’d rather have like a Eye of Indra kinda short game that you could download off of the ps store before that. that’d actually be pretty fun fighting with eddy and rika 🙂

  21. whoops I ment “isn’t” sorry spelling error :/

  22. Why the hell is it taking so long for the E3 trailer to come out?! Nolan North said that they were going to make a Uncharted 3 and they would start production in 2010. Yes, I f***ing know that video games take a lot of hard work and time to make. But still, make the trailer, so we can all know what the title is going to be!

  23. Just hope the title isn’t “Chloe’s Revenge”, that kind’a gives the game a crappy plot. Uncharted 2 had a great sub-title. “Among Thieves”, it gets you going of not what you’re not expecting of Nate, thinking that he’s a thief.

  24. We’ve seen “jungle” terrain in “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune”, we’ve then seen “snow and mountains” terrain in the second game. I think its time to set it up in the “desert”. It would be really cool to see Nate tomb robbing and go through some more catacomb type sequences. Nate and Elena could be having a relationship and they would be on vacation together, until Nate runs into an old friend. After meeting with an old friend, he tells Nate that he found an old artifact to a huge treasure hunt that would be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. And the antagonist could be an antiquities dealer and he’s after what Drake’s after… I don’t know, I’m no Steven Speilberg.

  25. But think about, Nate could be dragged into some more “warzones” up at the Middle-East, some sand dunes. possibly Naughty Dog could let Nate drive some off-terrain vehicles. Maybe Nate will be able to get some more and advanced weapons.

  26. uncharted boy June 25, 2010 @ 09:16

    I have played uncharted 1 and uncharted 2 many times and i still love it.I have never played jak.I am waiting for uncharted 4 and not uncharted 3,because it is
    already released for me.

  27. Listen, if Sony might not make another Uncharted, since their like the #1 money-maker in the world with the coolest sh** that they produce and sell. I find that bull sh**! I say, “Sony, get your lazy a** up and make another Uncharted, or I’ll get Naughty Dog to kick your corporate a**!” I mean honestly, there’s no need for them to not make another Uncharted. To be honest with you, I’m a huge Uncharted fan. I’d be excited if they made another Uncharted.

  28. I mean, “they’re”, I said, “their” in the first sentence.

  29. If any body is agreeing with my comments, try to email Naughty Dog and try to start an online riot and protest another Uncharted to come out.

  30. the1jokercxvii July 1, 2010 @ 23:57

    They are going to make one,but I am thinking it will be later than sooner. I recently bought uncharted 1, but al ready beat two I am going to get it. I would love this to be a movie I think it would rock.

  31. Its possible that Uncharted 3 could be way better than Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. I mean, when Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune first came to stores, it wasn’t really good. Not to offend you Uncharted fans out there, but the gameplay was short, it didn’t make sense how Nate found Sir Francis Drake’s coffin, and how Nate learned how to handle himself in a gunfight. In the making of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Naughty Dog had the perfect opportunity to correct mistakes. They did! They gameplay was longer, the story was amazing, there was a lot of suspense… they basically made everything like a movie. I know guys probably think I’m not making a point, but what I’m trying say is, “Maybe Uncharted 3 could perfected again, like what Naughty Dog did with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves”. Think about it, we’re living in a world where we evolve with technology and perfect movie production, Uncharted 3 would be worth dying for, I promise you.

  32. I mean, “The gameplay was longer”, my bad.

  33. On June 15, of this year, I found on Game Spot, that posted that an Uncharted 3 has been confirmed with a release date, scheduled to be on October 31, 2011. E3 has said that they will have Naughty Dog to come over and talk about it by this Fall. In other news, Sony has announced that an Uncharted feature film be in the works of David O’ Russell, who will be in the director’s chair. Well, this sounds like this will be interesting.

  34. I hope that they don’t make a live action movie of uncharted. (unless Nolan and the other actors are the actual actors in it….maybe). Maybe an animated movie with the Nolan and the others as the voices would be cool. I still think that they should stay as games though, and i still think that uncharted 2 is one of the single greatest games i have ever played. I am extremely excited to see where Naughty Dog decides to take us all to next!

  35. Heads up (Dudemanguy), David O’Russel, the director that was going to make the Uncharted film, walked out of the project last month. Besides, I don’t think the Uncharted fans, and I would agree that an Uncharted animated movie would make us all go wild. Nothing personally, but I think it would make Natan Drake look gay, as an animated character.

  36. SWEET! omg. i hope the game come fast.. here’s what i think..
    the game MUST be in the egypt or in the city… but an actual city, like 2010 buildings and new stuff.. xD
    or maybe we could try to find atlantis.. or we could have battle ships.. with cannons or something
    cuz this game will have to many games competing, like killzone 3, crysis 2 etc 😛
    i think all of us are tired of jungle and snow. ^^ but its gonna be a BLAST!

  37. I’m sorry, but I’m afraid that that isn’t really gonna be that exciting to play. I mean, I like your ideas, but it sounds like it will be a copy-written from “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2”. But, it would be worth to see Nate on a battleship, fighting some bad-a** antagonist in the Middle East, like some kind of terrorist. I like the idea of being in Egypt, but the idea of being in Atlantis… wouldn’t be that anxious to play. They even said that it wouldn’t be that fun for Nate to go in and out of water every day because the entire city is under water, and he’ll run out of air every hour. They anounced that on a website, which I think has been deleted a long time ago. I’m not trying to burst your bubble, (DAMN :D), but I’m just doing my job. But I assure you, Naughty Dog is doing their very best on trying to make Uncharted 3 better than “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves”. It will destroy E3’s 2011 or 2012.

  38. (Protector) i agree with u.. going out of water every day.. now that i think about it, that suck’s xD.. well Egypt would be nice cuz u don’t see sand and pyramids that much in games.. maybe Grecia some people would like .. cuz houses and builds are diferent there and it has a lot’s of mits.. like “centaurus, half man half horse, and another kinds of beast’s xD” labyriths god’s etc.. and some people would hate because of god of war..
    well sorry for only answering now but i was in a vacation with my family..
    and sorry about my English.. i hope u understand ahah

  39. Haven’t you heard that Uncharted 3 might be on 3D or Playstation Move. Even though its not official, it has to fit into the story! Arne Meyer, one of the Naughty Dog officials, said that it has to fit into the story. To all of you Uncharted fans out there, “STORY COMES FIRST!”. I know all of you fans out there are hoping for Uncharted 3 to top Uncharted 2, especially spreading rumors about it coming out for 3D or Move. But the story has to come first, it always does. Trust me, Naughty Dog knows what they’re doing!

  40. There are also rumors going on that Rika Raja, (Uncharted: Eye of Indra), will make a surprising role in Uncharted 3. If not, it could be Eddy Raja, because of his unknown status in, “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune”, all of the fans are suggesting that he lived or died. Its unlikely that he’ll show up in, “Unchated 3”, but its possible that Rika will be in Uncharted 3. In “Uncharted: Eye of Indra”, Nate says to Rika, “Its a small world Rika, I’m gonna find ya” just before she drives off with the amulet on the boat. If she show up in Uncharted 3, she’ll probably have her own pirate army, like her brother. Well, isn’t that great! When you guys played “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune”, and every time when take out a wave of pirates, another four waves of them comes and your sure likely to run out of ammo or get flanked and they kill you. Well, its back! Don’t I’m prettyy sure Naughty Dog will fix that.

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