Uncharted 4: A Thief's End updates: Developer talks about game on PS4; Nolan North on Nathan Drake

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As Naughty Dog’s latest game offering, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, gets closer and closer to its release early next year, fans can’t help but be more excited as the game appeared to be very promising during the recently held E3 2015.

In an interview over Conversations with Creators, game co-lead designer Anthony Newman talked about the game’s visuals, and how they utilized the current-gen console’s technology for the betterment of the game.

“One thing we tried to with The Last of Us, and it was really challenging because we pushed the memory of the PS3 to the limit, was have more open environments. We really wanted to give more player choice a greater sense of freedomand kind of exploration in these levels. And that’s something that’s even better for Uncharted with Nathan Drake’s incredible move set and navigation and stuff. So one thing that we’re definitely doing is we’re opening it up a lot more. And the memory of the PS4 is definitely allowing us to do that,” Newman explained.

In a separate interview, Nolan North, voice actor for the character of Nathan Drake, gave his insights as to why the Uncharted character is dubbed as the “Ultimate PlayStation Hero.”

At the top of North’s list is Nathan Drake’s resilience. “If Nathan Drake’s proven one thing, he can take a punch. You know what I mean? Very resilient,” he said.

“How about the freakish upper body strength?” he went on. “Making him climb anything.”

Another reason North cited as to why Nathan Drake is very iconic is that he has integrity, ever faithful to his friends. Add to that the fact the he is very relatable as a character, and that he is funny. “He the kind of guy you’d want to hang out with, have a beer.”

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End hits the PlayStation 4 console early 2016.