You can bet Naughty Dog will take all the time they need to produce their masterful single-player campaign, but when it came to the multiplayer portion of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , it seems they felt rushed.
According to new details in GamePro , Naughty Dog admits the multiplayer element in U2 could've been better, "but they didn't have enough time to work on it." On the flip side, they want the multiplayer in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception to be top-notch; in fact, they want this new iteration to be "the go-to game for PS3 multiplayer." In regards to influences, the team cites great games like Red Dead Redemption and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood , which is interesting, considering the open-world nature of those titles. Also, they added- "One thing we learned from UC2 mp was that damage/health should be the same or similar to single player." We imagine they learned a lot of things since Uncharted 2 , and we firmly expect a fantastic multiplayer experience when Drake's next adventure arrives later this year.
That being said, this is one franchise that absolutely needs to keep the focus on its bread and butter- the unbelievable single-player story. U2 was a cinematic and gameplay masterpiece from start to finish, and if U3 isn't, something went terribly wrong. If an ill-advised focus on multiplayer somehow hurts our precious Uncharted some time down the road…we're gonna cry.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 3