Uncharted might have once been PlayStation's golden goose, but the reaction to a recent report into The Last of Us remake revealed it's curious position in the wider landscape now. News that Day's Gone developer Sony Bend were in the pre-production phase of a new Uncharted game would have almost certainly dominated headlines years ago, but now it seems to be a curious side note, nothing more than a bit of color buried under bigger revelations. But it nevertheless offers up a tantalising glimpse of a potential future for fans. While Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier has gone on to state that this project might not exist now , he also said in a recent appearance on the MinnMax show that it was “supposed to be an Uncharted spin-off, not Uncharted 5 or something like that. For sure there will be new Uncharted games in the future, who knows if that particular one will continue. But that doesn't even mean anything, it was just paper design.” So while it's unlikely that we'll be … [Read more...] about Uncharted might be making a comeback, but should it be with Naughty Dog?
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Originally scheduled for a 2020 release, Tales of Arise now has a firm release date: September 10, 2021. Alongside that announcement is a substantial chunk of footage from the instalment—and it’s a marked visual improvement over 2017’s Tales of Berseria. While the series has always flaunted an anime-inspired art style that doesn’t exactly aim for realism, the footage above is definitely more detailed and elegant than we’ve seen before. The ground textures in particular are more ornate (the sand and rocks don’t just look like carpet), and the combat UI far less busy than the usual JRPG fare. Arise is meant to be a reboot of sorts for the series: speaking to Famitsu back in 2019, producer Yusuke Tomizawa acknowledged that new Tales Of games needed to work harder to appeal to “young users,” hence the move to Unreal Engine 4. That said, the move wasn’t born of a desire to embrace photorealism. “It is completely new in order to draw unique graphics that look like watercolors … [Read more...] about Tales of Arise gets a lengthy gameplay showcase and September launch date