It deserves more than one headline today. Not only because there's a lot of new information, but also because…it's freakin' Uncharted 3 .

The big news today is the announcement of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception , which is scheduled to arrive for the holiday rush next year. You've already got the baseline details and the teaser video; now it's time to head over to the PlayStation Blog and learn even more about the upcoming masterpiece. The primary goal is to create an "unmatched and extremely compelling interactive cinematic experience," which this series has done better than any other. Naughty Dog will also continue to push the capability of the powerful PlayStation 3 hardware "through constantly refined gameplay mechanics and technology innovation." But wait, there's more:

Drake will not only visit the harsh sands of Arabia, but he will also journey all over the world, which should result in the beautiful varying environments we all crave. The treasure hunter is in search of the "Atlantis of the Sands," so he and old friend Sully set off with visions of gold…but perhaps unsurprisingly, the lost city has a terrible secret… Competitive and co-op multiplayer will return as a quality complement to what should be an unparalleled single-player experience, and last but not least, yes, it will be available in stereoscopic 3D. Oh, and it is mentioned that the first two titles – Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – have combined to sell over 8 million copies worldwide.

While some will say that's still too low, given the insane quality of the titles in question, we must remind you that the original came out at the end of 2007, when like 12 people had the PS3. Furthermore, one must be logical; you can't compare the sales of an exclusive title to the sales of a game on multiple platforms. Granted, there are now around 42 million PS3 consoles worldwide but if you make a game for both the PS3 and 360, that's a consumer crowd of over 85 million.

At any rate, we just can't wait. What is arguably the best franchise of the generation should amaze us all in less than a year.

Related Game(s): Uncharted 3

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maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Wow. Just wow.

Oh, and I don't ever want to see this franchise go to the 360.

It'll turn HALO on us.


Last edited by maxpontiac on 12/9/2010 12:46:05 PM

Shams
Shams
9 years ago

Who's the guy in the article pic? That doesnt look like Drake More like Drake's gradfather, maybe.

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

seriously off topic but i would do a captcha for my comment to stop seeing these spam comments

Orvisman
Orvisman
9 years ago

You don't have to worry about that. Sony owns Naughty Dog and the Uncharted franchise. Just like M$ft owns Halo.

Actually, the only relevant franchises M$ft owns out right are Forza and Halo and maybe Alan Wake (I’m not sure about Alan Wake though).

And no, M$ft doesn't own Gears. Epic does. M$ft just pays a butt load of money to keep it exclusive.


Last edited by Orvisman on 12/10/2010 8:06:01 AM

G1283
G1283
9 years ago

so what is the exclusive being annouce after VGA awards? eeeehhhh ZOE3 perhaps

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Heh…don't hold your breath.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 12/9/2010 12:42:49 PM

Xombito
Xombito
9 years ago

A new Getaway? Starhawk? Jetmoto?

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

After seeing this, I hope its David Cage's next game.


Last edited by Danny007 on 12/9/2010 2:29:16 PM

Teddie9
Teddie9
9 years ago

I'm glad this was announced so the one at VGAs is a little less predictable. (Ofcourse I'm also glad that this was announced for the sake of it being uncharted 3)


Last edited by Teddie9 on 12/9/2010 3:21:34 PM

New School
New School
9 years ago

Kingdom Hearts 3!!!! I would die of joy.

AshT
AshT
9 years ago

Still Uncharted 3 or maybe quantic dream's next game, too early for that i guess..

godsman
godsman
9 years ago

I would like to know if 3D will hold back the quality of the game, since the cell is running at 100% already.

B-RadGfromOV
B-RadGfromOV
9 years ago

Umm why all the downvotes? I see this as a viable concern. Of course, I have every confidence in ND's prowess over the PS3, so any concern there is minimal, but it IS something to think about.

godsman
godsman
9 years ago

Thank you! I was hoping someone would say something about it. It's like I get down vote for not cheering along with everyone else… which i did btw in my other comments.

Ricochet
Ricochet
9 years ago

@godsman:

I disagreed not because I think your comment is stupid but it's just simply because I didn't agree with your statement. No more, no less.

As for the argument:

Why would 3D downgrade the quality of the game? As a matter of fact, it does the exact opposite. You need an extremely well optimized code to work in 3D, just think what happens with that 3D when it's not utilized, where does that extra "power" for the 3D comes from?

Exactly.

On a side note: ND stated that the 3D would be HIGH-Definition. Here's the run-down on basic stereoscopic 3D tech: Resolution is cut-by-half and so do the FPS (Frames-per-second). An example would be 1080p 60FPS (non-3D), becomes 720p 30FPS on 3D mode.

However, I've heard that there are "other" methods to the 3D interface which I do not know of. But if we look at what ND's statement regarding "high-definition" 3D, then they need to have a very HIGH definition on non-3D that is running on 60FPS. At least on the basic grounds I've found on stereoscopic 3D.

Something to think about.


Last edited by Ricochet on 12/9/2010 10:55:42 PM

godsman
godsman
9 years ago

My god…… that screenshot or concept art, just looks pure incredible. What kind of beast did you create, Naughty Dog?

city96
city96
9 years ago

My God, i cannot wait. Among Theives was my favourite game ever and due to the compelling voice acting, my sister thought it was a movie for a second.

I hope they just keep it smooth at 60FP and has anyone really thought of buying 3D TV's?

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

I have recently purchased a 3D tv…..havent been able to test the 3D yet since I only bought the tv for $600 brand new (60 in Black Friday deal) but have to purchase the starter kit for $400 as well (glasses, adapter and emitter.) So not quite yet. Its insane to spend 2/3 of the price of the tv to actually GET the 3D in effect!

I just downloaded everything 3D on the PSN store and Im waiting to see if Santa (my wife) will get the kit for me.

So now we have Killzone 3, LittleBigPlanet 2, AND Uncharted 3 in 3D….OMG I think i need a towel. Nevermind, make that a mop!


Last edited by Snorge on 12/9/2010 1:20:26 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Dude, stop drooling, you'll hurt your PS3…

😉

Gamer Girl Gemo
Gamer Girl Gemo
9 years ago

@TheHighlander

Buying a brand new PS3 is just what UC3 would deserve! I'm sure that asking for a PS4 just for this AMAZING game wouldn't be too much either!

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

Um…I wasn't drooling 😉

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

All I can say is….excellent. I can't wait. Gimme, gimme, gimme…

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

Uncharted 3 My God fall 2011 and in 3D,This game is enough for anybody skeptical about 3d to buy a 3dtv!Cannot Wait!
So many pure quality exclusives to play in 2011!

PAKINIPS
PAKINIPS
9 years ago

*lonely islands quote*

swapnilgyani
swapnilgyani
9 years ago

Now that the sudden outburst of joy and blood pressure have gone back to normal, I can see things a little more clearly. For one, what an interesting title.

I wonder whose decpetion they're talking about. Did Francis Drake decieve everybody with a fake deadbody that Nate discovered in the first game, and went on to Arabia? Or is Nate deceiving Sully and others for some mortal peril…?

Aaahhh…the gears have started to churn again

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
9 years ago

I know what you mean, I'm trippin balls over here!.

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
9 years ago

*salivating

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
9 years ago

Uncharted 3 gonna have a freakin awesome story! I just can't freakin wait, I want to cry so bad!.

Gamer Girl Gemo
Gamer Girl Gemo
9 years ago

Once again, I've exploded… No, no… Not epic enough… No words for this! NO. WORDS.

Xzer0
Xzer0
9 years ago

I think those screenshots are taken from ctual gameplay. And something tells me that something will hapeen to Sully, maybe even death. In the end of the teaser there is a cigar, and we know that Drake do not smoke a cigar, but Sully does. And in teaser we also see a notebook from first game which saved Sully´s live, I think there are more little details which can tell something about the story of UC3.


Last edited by Xzer0 on 12/9/2010 1:48:53 PM

Imagi
Imagi
9 years ago

How the hell have both games sold so little? They are cheap as anything new in most shops and online. That is a lot of PS3 owners missing out!

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
9 years ago

I agree on that. 8 million?!?? A lot of ps3 owners are missing out.

Also Saturday will be a trailer and Monday they will be guests on jimmy fallon(bleh!) And show some gameplay footage!

godsman
godsman
9 years ago

Uncharted is slowly building up in the multiplayer department. Sales will follow.

Amazingskillz
Amazingskillz
9 years ago

You heard it here first. Sully will turn out to be Drakes FATHER!!! Just kidding. I can't believe how excited I am about this. They better….I MEAN they BETTER have Chloe in this game. I like Elena too. In fact I think Elena had the greatest line in the game, "Hi I'm Elena, last years model". That sh.t was classic. This game better never go Multiplat. That would be the ultimate betrayal.

BlackBriar
BlackBriar
9 years ago

This game will explode your PS3 with gaming goodness! It's going to be Awesome!!

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

I have to say it again……..3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D, 3D,!!!

Sorry, went a little overboard ;P

tlpn99
tlpn99
9 years ago

This games gonna be good. I thought this year couldnt be beaten but we have Infamous 2, Killzone 3, Little Big Planet 2, Uncharted 3 all to look forward to next year. Plus many more I no doubt have missed. 🙂

Riku994
Riku994
9 years ago

Our GotY 2011 has arrived. Now, this means after the VGAs we get LoD!
…I can dream

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Glad to see the "Drake's something" tagline return 🙂

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Me too. ha

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

"UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception features the return of famed fortune hunter Nathan Drake and follows him through a gripping, action-packed storyline that will take you all over the world. In his search for the fabled “Atlantis of the Sands,” Nathan Drake and longtime friend and mentor Victor Sullivan set off on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert. But when terrible secrets of this lost city are uncovered, their journey becomes a desperate bid for survival that will force Drake to confront his deepest fears."

his deepest fears? will it be overrun by clowns? ha ha

oh i cant wait to play this game. uncharted is truly an epic series. i hope its longer than the second. i got to play around of online with 4 ND employees and lost hard core. they wiped the map with us. at the end i thanked them for making the game, they laughed and said no problem.

CANT WAIT!

Zorigo
Zorigo
9 years ago

clowns 😀
nice one!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

If they really said no problem, that is epic. I mean, just imagining them saying it casually as like "it was nuthin'. We can do better than that." Oh godly.
Peace.

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

for sure lawless it was pretty cool, they seemed almost not to expect it. one of them was a chick even. very cool people.

godsman
godsman
9 years ago

UC had lower sales than what it deserved, like 2 million. not until UC2 released, then UC sees a huge surge. After UC2 showing off their power, visuals, and gameplay experience. I have a hunch that UC3 can reach 5 million.

Zorigo
Zorigo
9 years ago

only 8 million with 42 million ps3s?

thats less than a fifth. should be more imo. uncharted is amazing. ive been in love since day 1 of my ps3. it was the first game i played!

"when like 12 people had the PS3."
😀

Gamer Girl Gemo
Gamer Girl Gemo
9 years ago

Same here! That's when Uncharted was the best game no matter what anyone said 🙂

MMKM
MMKM
9 years ago

We can't wait for UC3 to drop! We just got a 3d TV (LG, *and* it came with the glasses) and GT5 looks amazing on it. UC3 will be much much better, I just know it!

*bounce bounce bounce*

godsman
godsman
9 years ago

I just got my LED TV last year. I can't afford a 3D TV now.

sonic1899
sonic1899
9 years ago

White Knight Chronicles 2
Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll
Killzone 3
Infamous 2
LittleBigPlanet 2
SOCOM 4
Resistance 3
Twisted Metal
Disgaea 4
Ar tonelico Qoga
The Last Guardian

…and now Uncharted 3

Being a PS3 owner never stops being exciting