The Uncharted series has pretty much defined the latest generation of gaming. Debuting in 2007, the mixture of solid gameplay and blockbuster production values showed exactly what the PlayStation 3 was capable of and set the tone for a series which has upped the ante with every entry to date.
Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception hit in 2011 and for a while Naughty Dog was silent on the return of Nathan Drake. The company had never transitioned one of their series to a new console generation and moved on to developThe Last of Us as their PS3 swansong. Then, Senor Drake made a return with the annoucement of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
Naughty Dog has confirmed that this will be the last adventure for the character and now there's a rumoured release date with a Walmart listing in the US. The page, since taken down, suggested a retail release of October 1st for the new game, with placeholder artwork.
Now this is hardly the most conclusive information ever but it's not totally unlikely either. Two Uncharted games have released in November, with the third in October. Additionally, the original release of The Last of Us was two years ago, and ND have tended to take a couple of years between releases.
The game itself takes place 3 years after Drakes Deception and sees the return of Nathan's brother Sam who everyone thought had died years ago. The two team up for a new mission to seek out a famed pirate treasure in what is said to be the most personal Uncharted yet. Will we get co-op play with that brother character?
Only time will tell, but hopefully we'll still see the game arrive exclusively on PS4 in 2015.