Not only is Nathan Drake absent from the role of protagonist in the upcoming Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, he is apparently absent from the experience altogether.
According to a post on the official PlayStation Blog, Nathan Drake will not show up in The Lost Legacy, not even as a cameo. At the end of the post, writer Josh Scherr discussed Drake’s lack of an appearance in the stand-alone expansion.
“We entertained a few possible ideas around including Nate as a secondary character,” Scherr explained. “But everything we did felt superfluous because we tied it all up with Uncharted 4.”
While this response may have allowed for more interpretation, game director Kurt Margenau’s contribution was more definitive. “We’re not going to touch on Nathan Drake in this, at all.”
Much of the information detailed in the blog post was revealed through a recent Game Informer cover story on the stand-alone expansion. The experience’s two leading ladies are looked at more deeply in the blog post, with discussion of their motivations for coming together, and several minor gameplay features are also announced, including a silenced pistol and C4 available in single-player.
There is currently no release date for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, but it is expected to be out later this year. Apparently, Naughty Dog’s desire to move on from the Uncharted series is starting with Drake.
Source: PlayStation Blog