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.
Again, here’s the initial query for ChatGPT’s generated concept;
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”.
Yep perfect. May be a simple swap of words, but shorter is catchier.
That’s an intriguing story for sure, but what about Cassie’s personality? Does she inherit any of her parents quirks or traits?
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.
It does open doors for cameos, and potential returns from Nate, Sam, or her mother Elena.
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?
The Sphinx, of course. But I had another place in mind.
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.