Nathan Drake has become an icon in the PlayStation world. You can't possibly replace him.
As there's little to no chance the vaunted Uncharted franchise will end with the 2011 installment, people are hoping Drake will be a long-running hero, like Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series. Well, you needn't worry; developer Naughty Dog isn't planning a "reboot" any time soon. Why the heck would this series need a reboot? Tomb Raider , sure. Medal of Honor , yeah. But Uncharted is in the prime of its career! Speaking to Edge magazine , game director Justin Richmond spoke about the team's desire to stick to Drake and Co.:
"You see it in the movies. They constantly reboot things you just saw ten years ago. You're like: 'Wait a minute. I just saw that!' Spider-Man is just ridiculous. It's something you have to be careful of with any kind of creative endeavor, and the lure to reinvent yourself is always there.
But one good thing is that we feel we're not done with Drake yet; we haven't done all we wanted to do, and there are still technical hurdles and goals we want to get over, and do even more stuff in gameplay… We're very cogniscent of the legacy of what Drake is, and that every game should advance the story and the genre."
No need to "reinvent" anything just yet, guys. And we're glad you understand that. In the bigger scheme of things, we're just getting used to Drake, aren't we? Video game heroes can last for years, even decades, and as far as we're concerned, this guy can keep going for a looooong time.