I debated whether or not I should post this, just because it's essentially non-news now. However, I decided it could act as clarification for those who still aren't in the know.
It started with an Amazon France listing for a game called "Uncharted 3: World of Deceit." Not long afterward, the entire gaming community was abuzz with all sorts of speculative questions; people wanted to know everything from the story to the environment to the possible release date…not recognizing that nothing even remotely semi-official surrounded the title itself. Thankfully, Naughty Dog's Arne Meyer made the following post on the NeoGAF forums :
"The guy used the Uncharted universe as the basis for mock work for one of his classes and even listed it as such where the pieces were posted: Uncharted 3 pieces I did for architecture class.
So, totally fake and I didn't even have to say so. 🙂 Nice try websites who should actually read the sources of their scoops and do some smart investimagating before posting. It's not rocket science."
Now, we have no doubt a third Uncharted installment is already in the works but clearly, this isn't it. We probably won't hear anything solid concerning the project for at least a few more months and for the record, it's typically a bad idea to call anything so blatantly unofficial "fact." But hey, we all make mistakes. Just thought we should issue the clarification.