Before the critically-acclaimed Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was released to the masses, Naughty Dog has been talking about story DLC for the game in the vein of the Left Behind expansion that was released for The Last of Us. Now that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been out for over six months, it seems like Naughty Dog is finally ready to pull the curtain back on the DLC, and if recent rumors are any indication, it may feature Nathan Drake’s brother Sam in the starring role.
This rumor comes from a supposed Sony insider, who claims that the DLC will largely focus on Sam Drake and Nathan’s usual partner in crime, Sully. Nathan Drake will reportedly make an appearance as well, though he won’t play a significant role. The story itself will be a self-contained tale that will be a bit longer than The Last of Us: Left Behind.
At this point, it’s unclear when the story DLC for Uncharted 4 takes place, but the Sony insider offered a hint. Spoiler warning for those that haven’t completed Uncharted 4 yet, but apparently Cassie Drake, the daughter of Nathan and Elena, will not appear in Uncharted 4‘s story DLC. This has prompted some speculation that the DLC will take place in the gap between Nathan’s retirement and the game’s epilog where players control Cassie herself.
Of course, that’s just speculation at this time. For now, all fans can do is guess as to what Uncharted 4‘s story DLC will entail based on the information from the supposed industry insider, but it’s possible that concrete information about it will come sooner rather than later. The story DLC for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is said to be unveiled at the PlayStation Experience event in December, where attendees will even be able to go hands-on with the new content.
Those that can’t attend the PlayStation Experience shouldn’t have to wait too much longer to experience the new content. Unless the story DLC suffers a number of delays like the main game did, fans should be able to expect it to launch in the first quarter of 2017. If that’s the case, the Uncharted 4 story DLC should be available by March, if not sooner, depending on how much progress Naughty Dog has made on the project in recent months.
With new story DLC supposedly on the way and a co-op survival mode being added to the game as well, Naughty Dog is supporting Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for the long haul. The studio’s support for the game should keep the community engaged longer than they’ve been with past Uncharted games, but time will tell if the content Naughty Dog is offering is enough to keep fans from moving on to other games.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is available now for PS4.