If you've played the Uncharted games over the last few years - particularly last year's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - then you know that exquisite level design is a pretty damn big deal to the team at Naughty Dog. "Doing an Uncharted after this is unlikely", says Wells, who mentions that in addition to Last of Us Part II, the studio has other things that they wish to explore. "The Lost Legacy" is exclusively coming to PS4 this year.
Chloe, the playable character in The Lost Legacy, will not have a paper journal like Drake does in Uncharted 4. "I'd say the likelihood is low". "If we magically had that two-team, three-team studio, sure - it'd be great to keep doing it".
Meanwhile, Naughty Dog is now working on The Last of Us Part 2 which has no set release date.
The Lost Legacy is the single player, story-led expansion promised prior to the release of A Thief's End.
Naughty Dog has worked on the Uncharted franchise for more than 10 years already.
In Game Informer's recent story on the same (details via IGN), creative director Shaun Escayg said that their relationship will evolve throughout the story and reflect in the plot and gameplay. Speaking to Game Informer, he said it is "unlikely" the team will return to the franchise. "Geographically, it's much bigger than Madagascar, which was previously our largest level".
It's also confirmed in the feature story that The Lost Legacy will come with access to Uncharted 4's multiplayer and Survival modes. If Sony wants to make another Uncharted game but Naughty Dog declines, Sony could just put a different studio on it.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, the first entry in the series, was released on the PlayStation 3 in November 2007, which means that Naughty Dog has been working on the franchise for more than a decade at this point. Asav is back on the hunt tusks of Ganesh, a jewel in honor of Ganesh goddess, created by Hoysala (never been to our real world).