Uncharted series developer Naughty Dog has hinted that the much-anticipated single-player DLC for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End could be more than 10 hours long.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which is currently in development for PS4, picks up where the last game left off – so that's bye bye Nathan Drake, and hello Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross, the female co-stars of the new adventure.
Typically, downloadable content is only a few hours long, but it appears that Naughty Dog found this norm too constraining.
"There's no way we could, sort of, constrict and restrain ourselves, and that's exactly what was happening here," explained Arne Mayer, Naughty Dog's head of communications, in a recent interview with IBTimes UK.
"When we were doing story pitches, we were coming up with a game that would be over 10 hours long and so we suddenly realised everything we said was true and we couldn't keep it short."
Mayer falls short of stating explicitly that the DLC will be more than 10 hours, but if The Lost Legacy is such a length, it will easily be the longest story-driven DLC package we can remember. Even some full-length games fall short of this mark.
It's highly likely that The Lost Legacy will be Naughty Dog's final work on the Uncharted series, as the game's central plot has been wrapped up and the studio is keen to move on (primarily with The Last of Us Part II).
In an interview with Game Informer, studio co-president Evan Wells said that there is "so much other stuff that [they want to explore]".
"We really love the franchise, but the studio has limited resources and lots of other ideas," he continued.
The Lost Legacy will probably land later in 2017, but hasn't yet received a firm release date.
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