When you give the title A Thief's End to the most recent installment of a franchise, it's easy to assume that it is just that: the end of it.
Apparently, that's not the case for Naughty Dog's Uncharted series. Granted, it should also be noted that the end may be pertaining to Nathan Drake's story, as opposed to the entire franchise.
In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Naughty Dog's Shaun Escayg touched on some of the points for Lost Legacy, which is pretty much an expansion of the franchise by focusing on other characters.
Since the game puts Nadine Ross and Chloe Frazer in the spotlight, it's clear that Nathan Drake is already out of the picture. But even with that in place, it doesn't mean that the franchise can't stand on its own.
"I wouldn't say it's the end. This thieving world is huge. There's so many characters. Even before we settled on this particular story, we were exploring Sullivan, we were exploring Cutter, and pairing each other up, thinking what would be right, what would have conflict, growth, something new, something fresh. And Chloe was the one that kept jumping out. But to say the Uncharted world is done… I doubt that highly."
Escayg even goes so far as to tease that, while Nadine and Chloe's story are the ones that the studio will focus on, it doesn't mean that other fan-favorites won't see their time in the spotlight.
In the meantime, we can look forward to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy when it releases on Aug. 22.