Christophe Balestra, co-president of Naughty Dog, has recently triggered confusion as to where “Uncharted NGP” fits in the series’ timeline. Originally Balestra had informed outlets that the title would take place after Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, the story running “parallel” to that of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. However, the Naughty Dog has since been in touch to confirm that the handheld Uncharted, developed by Sony Bend, will in fact be set before the original, though it won’t be a prequel.
Focusing mainly on its cluster of charming, well-developed character, it will be interesting to see what story elements are introduced for the NGP title and whether Drake and Sully will be joined by any new (or old) accomplices.
It has also been said that there is likely to be some medium of cross-platform interaction between the Uncharted NGP and Drake’s Deception, though nothing has been confirmed. We suspect both games will compliment each other by rewarding exclusive, mainly cosmetic unlockables such as weapon skins and character costumes.