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We asked ChatGPT to make Uncharted 5

Drake's Legacy...

Well, it was a sad day when Naughty Dog wrapped their time with such a beloved franchise as Uncharted. It had its day in the sun, two swan songs – one that left a mixed reception, and one that was completely emotional and overwhelming for fans – but at the end of it, we knew that Nathan Drake was ready to settle down and be a husband and father, living a happy life in solitude. But what if it wasn’t over for the Drake’s? What if an instinctual urge arose in Nate’s daughter Cassie? What if it was another ten, maybe fifteen years later and Cassie was ready to set forth on her own escapade to Egypt? What if treasure was on her mind? Well, ChatGPT and I were at it again, conceptualising what the next Uncharted title could potentially entail with Cassandra Drake as our protagonist. 

Concept Art of Cassie Drake (also generated by AI)

Again, here’s the initial query for ChatGPT’s generated concept;

Come up with a concept for Uncharted 5, and Let's say that the protagonist of the campaign is Nate and Elena's Daughter. How would that pan out?

Dash Writes

Certainly! Here's a possible story for Uncharted 5 with Nate and Elena's daughter as the protagonist:

Title: Uncharted 5: The Legacy of Drake

Plot: Cassie Drake, the daughter of Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher, has grown up hearing stories about her parents' legendary adventures. She decides to follow in their footsteps and becomes a treasure hunter herself. Her first solo mission takes her to Egypt, where she uncovers a clue about an ancient artifact that could change the course of history.

As Cassie delves deeper into her mission, she discovers that she's not the only one searching for the artifact. A ruthless organization known as The Order is also after it, and they will stop at nothing to get their hands on it. Cassie must race against time and outsmart The Order to retrieve the artifact before it falls into the wrong hands.

Gameplay: Uncharted 5 with Cassie Drake as the protagonist would continue the third-person action-adventure gameplay of the previous games in the series. Players would control Cassie as she navigates through challenging environments, solves puzzles, engages in combat, and interacts with NPCs. The game would also feature new mechanics, such as the ability to climb and swing using a grappling hook, and use stealth tactics to avoid enemies.

Multiplayer: Uncharted 5 would include a multiplayer mode that allows players to team up and explore new and exciting locations. The multiplayer mode would feature cooperative gameplay, as well as competitive modes such as deathmatch and capture the flag. Overall, Uncharted 5: The Legacy of Drake would offer an exciting new adventure with a strong female lead and a compelling storyline. Cassie's journey to uncover the ancient artifact and face off against The Order would be filled with action, adventure, and suspense, and would honor the legacy of Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher while also charting new territory.

ChatGPT

Not a fan of the working title here, it’s a little too lengthy and I was thinking something shorter like Uncharted’s initial subtitles like “Drake’s Fortune” or “Among Thieves”.

Not a fan of the title. Can we try a variation?

Dash Writes

Sure! Uncharted 5: Drake's Legacy, is a great title that conveys the idea of Cassie following in her parents' footsteps and continuing their legacy as treasure hunters.

ChatGPT

Yep perfect. May be a simple swap of words, but shorter is catchier.

Can you tell me more about the campaign narrative?

Dash Writes

Sure, here's a detailed plot outline for Uncharted 5: Drake's Legacy:

Act 1: Cassie Drake, now an adult, has always been fascinated by her parents' legendary adventures as treasure hunters. Eager to follow in their footsteps, Cassie sets out on her first solo mission to Egypt, where she uncovers a clue about an ancient artifact that could change the course of history. With her mother's guidance, she makes her way to Egypt and begins exploring the deserts and tombs in search of the artifact.

Along the way, Cassie encounters a variety of colorful characters, including a local guide named Ahmed and a group of rival treasure hunters who are also after the artifact. Cassie quickly realizes that the stakes are high and that The Order, a ruthless organization that has been seeking the artifact for centuries, is also after it.

Act 2: Cassie's quest takes her deep into the heart of an ancient tomb, where she must solve a series of intricate puzzles and navigate through dangerous traps to uncover the location of the artifact. She eventually discovers that the artifact is a powerful time-controlling device and that The Order plans to use it to alter history.

As Cassie races against time to prevent The Order from obtaining the artifact, she teams up with Ahmed, who proves to be a valuable ally. Together, they navigate through the labyrinthine tomb and fight off The Order's agents who are hot on their trail.

Act 3: After a harrowing series of encounters with The Order, Cassie and Ahmed finally reach the chamber containing the artifact. There, they face off against the leader of The Order, who reveals that they plan to use the artifact to change the course of history in their favor. In a thrilling climax, Cassie and Ahmed face off against the leader of The Order and his minions, ultimately defeating them and securing the artifact. However, in the process, they inadvertently activate the artifact, causing time to shift and distort around them.

Act 4: As Cassie and Ahmed struggle to make sense of the chaos around them, they realize that they must use the artifact to set things right. With Ahmed's help, Cassie navigates through different eras and regions, repairing the damage done by the artifact's activation.

In the end, Cassie successfully reverts time to its proper flow, and the artifact is safely secured in the hands of the authorities. With her first solo mission completed, Cassie realizes that she is ready to continue her parents' legacy and embarks on a new adventure.

ChatGPT
Concept art. An aged Nathan Drake & Elena Fisher.

That’s an intriguing story for sure, but what about Cassie’s personality? Does she inherit any of her parents quirks or traits?

What kind of character traits will we see Cassie inherit from her mother and father?

Dash Writes

Cassie Drake is the daughter of two legendary treasure hunters, Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher. As such, she has inherited a number of character traits from her parents that are likely to manifest in Uncharted 5: Drake's Legacy.

From her father, Cassie has likely inherited a sense of adventure and a willingness to take risks in pursuit of her goals. She may also have a quick wit and a sarcastic sense of humor, as well as a talent for problem-solving and strategic thinking. Additionally, Cassie may have a strong sense of loyalty to her friends and allies, as well as a desire to help those in need.

From her mother, Cassie may have inherited a strong moral compass and a sense of justice. Elena has often been portrayed as a compassionate and empathetic character, and Cassie may share these qualities. She may also have a sharp intelligence and an ability to think on her feet, as well as a natural curiosity about the world around her.

Overall, Cassie is likely to be a complex and multi-faceted character, drawing on the strengths and weaknesses of both of her parents. As she sets out on her own adventure in Uncharted 5: Drake's Legacy, we can expect to see her grow and develop as a character, facing challenges and overcoming obstacles in pursuit of her goals.

ChatGPT

With every Uncharted, there is a protagonist and a sidekick. I’m of course referring to Nate and Sully. The father-son comradery was a massive selling point to the title being a success with humorous banter playing between the pair ultimately leading to thoughtless decisions landing the duo in peril on most occasions. However I asked ChatGPT if Cassie was set to have a cohort accompany her, but I was surprised to see that it determined the sequel to be a solo adventure.

Does Cassie have a sidekick?

Dash Writes

Cassie's solo mission is a major part of the story of Uncharted 5: Drake's Legacy, and she does not have a designated sidekick. However, she will encounter and interact with various NPCs throughout her journey, some of whom may become temporary allies or companions. These characters could provide assistance in combat or help Cassie solve puzzles, but ultimately, Cassie will be the primary focus of the game.

ChatGPT

It does open doors for cameos, and potential returns from Nate, Sam, or her mother Elena.

Tell me about Uncharted 5's gameplay modes? Will it stay a third person action-adventure? Will it have multiplayer?

Dash Writes

Gameplay: Uncharted 5: Drake's Legacy would continue the third-person action-adventure gameplay of the previous games in the series. Players would control Cassie as she navigates through challenging environments, solves puzzles, engages in combat, and interacts with NPCs. The game would also feature new mechanics, such as the ability to climb and swing using a grappling hook, and use stealth tactics to avoid enemies.

Multiplayer: Uncharted 5: Drake's Legacy would include a multiplayer mode that allows players to team up and explore new and exciting locations. The multiplayer mode would feature cooperative gameplay, as well as competitive modes such as deathmatch and capture the flag.

Overall, Uncharted 5: Drake's Legacy would offer an exciting new adventure with a strong female lead and a compelling storyline. Cassie's journey to uncover the ancient artifact and face off against The Order would be filled with action, adventure, and suspense, and would honor the legacy of Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher while also charting new territory.

ChatGPT
Would you play Uncharted 5 with Cassie Drake as the main character?

While Cassie will have her eyes set on treasure, she won’t be alone in this endeavour. As mentioned, The Order will be hot on her trail while she races toward the gold, coinciding the antagonist on opposite sides of the track. But who is calling the shots?

Who is the leader of the Order?

Dash Writes

In Uncharted 5: Drake's Legacy, the leader of The Order is a mysterious and ruthless individual who is determined to obtain the ancient artifact that Cassie Drake is searching for. The leader's true identity is initially shrouded in mystery, but as the story progresses, Cassie learns more about their motives and past.

It is ultimately revealed that the leader of The Order is a wealthy and influential figure who has been searching for the artifact for years, believing it to be the key to unlocking the secrets of the past and gaining power and influence. The leader is willing to go to extreme lengths to obtain the artifact, including using violence and intimidation to achieve their goals.

As Cassie and her allies work to stop The Order, they must also uncover the leader's true identity and confront them in a final showdown. Without giving away too many spoilers, the identity of the leader of The Order is a major plot twist that will keep players on the edge of their seats as they follow Cassie's journey through the game.

ChatGPT

If Cassie had to search within Egypt to find the treasure's location, where would you suggest we as developers hide it?

Dash Writes

1. The Pyramids of Giza - The Pyramids of Giza are one of the most iconic landmarks in Egypt and could serve as a potential location for the ancient artifact that Cassie is searching for. The pyramid complex is large and complex, providing plenty of opportunities for exploration and puzzles.

2. The Valley of the Kings - The Valley of the Kings is a royal burial ground located in Luxor, Egypt, and is home to the tombs of many pharaohs and their consorts. It's possible that the ancient artifact could be located in one of these tombs, providing a rich historical context for the game.

3. The Temple of Karnak - The Temple of Karnak is a vast complex of ancient temples and chapels located in Luxor, Egypt. It could serve as a potential location for the ancient artifact, with Cassie having to navigate through its many chambers and corridors to uncover the treasure.

4. The Sphinx - The Sphinx is a large statue of a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. It's possible that the ancient artifact could be hidden somewhere in or around the Sphinx, providing a unique challenge for Cassie as she attempts to uncover its location.

ChatGPT

The Sphinx, of course. But I had another place in mind.

What about the Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun?

Dash Writes

The Tomb of Tutankhamun, also known as King Tut, is located in the Valley of the Kings and is one of the most famous tombs in Egypt due to the incredible treasures that were discovered inside. The tomb was discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922 and contained over 5,000 artifacts, including the famous golden mask of Tutankhamun.

Given the historical significance and wealth of artifacts in King Tut's tomb, it could certainly be a potential location for the ancient artifact that Cassie is searching for in Uncharted 5. The tomb could provide a rich historical context for the game, and Cassie could face a variety of challenges and puzzles as she navigates through its chambers and corridors.

Of course, the decision to include King Tut's tomb in the game would be up to the developers and the story they want to tell, but it could certainly be an exciting and intriguing location for Cassie's adventure.

ChatGPT

It’s heavily rumoured that an unnamed Sony first party studio located in San Diego is currently developing the next Uncharted game, after Naughty Dog Co-President Neil Druckmann had decided to shelve the property. However, regardless of Druckmann’s decision, the IP is owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment and is available to shop around to any suiters that are willing to take on a proposed project from PlayStation Studios. That withstanding, the concept generated by ChatGPT sounds awesome, and would be one I would love to sink my teeth into.

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