Nathan Drake's legacy has concluded with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End but in a recent interview with Game Information Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells teased that Naughty Dog could revisit the franchise.
“I would say that Naughty Dog doing an Uncharted after this is unlikely. I would never say never, but we’ve got The Last of Us: Part 2 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.”
Back in 2016 lead game designer, Robert Cogburn, told Kotaku that Uncharted 4 would be the last game in the franchise due to the incredible difficulty to make the games. Pushing the series into fantasy while remaining rooted in reality.
The Lost Legacy is a stand-alone campaign starring Nadine Ross and Chloe Frazer and perhaps is the spark of hope for Uncharted fans. Considering Uncharted 4 sold 8.7 million copies and was well-received among critics may be it's time for Nathan Drake to rest.
Sony could possibly have other studios dive into the Uncharted franchise like with Jak and Daxter.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is now available for PlayStation 4.