New details on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy revealed by Sony
It will have 'the biggest [area] ever for an Uncharted game.'
It might be time to stop thinking of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy as part of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, as timeline proximity seems to be the only thing (kinda sorta) tying it to the main game. It will still be an Uncharted game, but The Lost Legacy appears to be running on its own legs if these new details from the PlayStation Blog are anything to go by.
For one thing, the relationship between Chloe and Nadine takes center stage as The Lost Legacy will be tackling two protagonists instead of one. The pair is about as different as it gets according to the game's Creative Director Shaun Escayg. He said:
"They're opposites. Chloe is spontaneous and impulsive, where Nadine is by the book, structured. That made for a good pairing."
Watching their relationship evolve (and likely in some cases, devolve) will be a core feature of The Lost Legacy's narrative. But the story isn't all the Uncharted expansion is looking to deliver on, as according to Game Director Kurt Margenau, The Lost Legacy will feature "the biggest [area] ever for an Uncharted game."
The idea is that Naughty Dog is trying to evolve the Uncharted experience by putting the pace of its action in the hands of the player. Larger environments naturally lend themselves to an increased sense of exploration, which ties pretty well into the idea of playing as a treasure hunter.
Players will also be getting their hands on the first lethal silenced weapon in franchise history, a silenced pistol. The weapon will allow players to become more tactical in their approach and expands the series' stealth kill repertoire by not consisting of only melee kills. C4 will also be making its single player debut, as Naughty Dog has taken note of the explosive (sorry, not sorry) popularity of it in the game's multiplayer mode.
Finally, it's worth pointing out that Nathan Drake will not be appearing at all in The Lost Legacy, and it's probably for the better. Drake has had more than enough time in the spotlight, and he is officially retired anyhow.
Source: [PlayStation Blog]