I hear tell that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End might be playable at the PlayStation Experience.
That got me thinking: How badly does Sony need this game to hit and hit big?
It makes me wonder what the Uncharted franchise did for the PlayStation 3. These games put the PS3 head-and-shoulders above the competition in the eyes of many, and I'm willing to bet that the system's upswing after its rocky start was due – at least in part – to Naughty Dog's masterful productions. Now, although the PS4 is most definitely in a very different position after its first year on store shelves (far in the lead), we haven't seen much in the way of PlayStation first-party domination.
This is why I think Uncharted 4 needs to be absolutely huge. And when I say it "cannot miss" in the title, I don't mean to imply that it can't be a flop. All games run that risk. I mean it can't miss because I don't think Sony can afford to have it miss…not if they want the PS4 to remain atop its lofty perch. No, this one series won't dictate who wins the console war. Even so, it's the lone established exclusive game on the horizon; Bloodborne and The Order: 1886 are new IPs and unproven.
If there's one title that must showcase the PS4's supposed power, it's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End .