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Uncharted 4 images

Uncharted 4 images

Sony just send us some pictures of his exclusive title coming on PS4, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
Update: Press release added.


OVERVIEW:
Several years after his last adventure, retired fortune hunter Nathan Drake is forced back into the world of thieves. With the stakes much more personal, Drake embarks on his greatest adventure yet in a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure. However, every treasure has its cost and this adventure will test Drake’s physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he’s willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves.

UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End is the latest installment of the award winning UNCHARTED series. Created by acclaimed developer Naughty Dog, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will launch exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system. Bringing the franchise into the new generation of gaming, A Thief’s End will be the most epic UNCHARTED adventure yet featuring new dynamic gameplay mechanics for combat and traversal, larger and more open environments to explore, and enhanced graphics and character animations to bring the game to life in a whole new way.

STORYLINE:
Set three years after the events of UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, Nathan Drake has presumably left the world of fortune hunting behind. However, it doesn’t take long for adventure to come calling when Drake’s brother, Sam, resurfaces seeking his help to save his own life and offering an adventure Drake can’t resist.

On the hunt for Captain Henry Avery’s long-lost treasure, Sam and Drake set off to find Libertalia, the pirate utopia deep in the forests of Madagascar. UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End takes players on a journey around the globe, through jungle isles, urban cities and snow-capped peaks on the search for Avery’s fortune.

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Commented on 2015-01-26 11:06:58
I can't wait for this game; E3 can't come soon enough :D
Commented on 2015-01-26 11:10:16
Some of the prettiest graphics in the business but gameplay about as deep as a puddle (if previous games are anything to go by). Really wish someone would make a game with this fidelity of graphics but with actually good gameplay, instead of mediocre shooting and set-piece moments. But i suppose you need to catch em all if you sink the insane kinds of money in to a game that i'm guessing these guys are.
Commented on 2015-01-26 12:00:29
Graphics are great, but it looks desaturated. The lighting model seems to be great, but the lighting settings seem to be off. It's like under-exposure. But that night screenshot looks great.
Commented on 2015-01-26 12:11:23
Why are the screenshots "pixelated" as if someone took a screencap from youtube video?

Anyways, visuals and set pieces will be great as usual, but I wont bother with the series anymore, stopped after Uncharted 2, havent seen anything that interest me in gameplay department since then to bother with this one.
Commented on 2015-01-26 12:15:14
Amazing. And it's the first game, where you can see weapon's slings.
Commented on 2015-01-26 12:16:47
Why are the pictures so low quality?
Commented on 2015-01-26 12:20:38 In reply to Zat
Posted by Zat
Amazing. And it's the first game, where you can see weapon's slings.
Yes, a real game changer :-)
But I read they are going for a more semi-sandbox style gameplay. That's a good thing. It worked out great for TR, so my hopes are high for this one.
Commented on 2015-01-26 12:41:01 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
Yes, a real game changer :-)
But I read they are going for a more semi-sandbox style gameplay. That's a good thing. It worked out great for TR, so my hopes are high for this one.
:-))) I meant it like they had balls to do it. Because since it's very flexible object for a game, it had to be pain in the ass to program it's physics and polygons collisions.
Commented on 2015-01-26 13:25:07
i like that stealth seems to be a viable approach to any given situation now. that it's not "faked" where combat would follow no matter how well you handled a situation stealthily. it seems they're taking the best elements of uncharted and the last of us and i can't wait. looks stunning...obviously.
Commented on 2015-01-26 14:03:30
The quality of those jpg screenshots is disgusting. Nothing but macroblocks.
Commented on 2015-01-26 14:18:42
Like droezelke said, the lightning looks great, specially in the 4th artwork image. Also, the difference between the models of Uncharted 3 and 4 is incredible and considering Uncharted 3 was a very beautiful game on PS3, Uncharted 4 will surely be a looker.

Also, I hope that after Uncharted 4 and The Oder are released, more companies will start to try and deliver graphics on the same level or at least as close as possible.

Not that some current games don't already have incredible visuals, like inFamous: Second Son, DriveClub and Assassin's Creed: Unity, to mention a few. I just hope this level of quality becomes more and more common.

I never played an Uncharted game before, but from Uncharted 4's 15 minutes gameplay demo, it feels a lot like the new Tomb Raider, which to me is great as I love it.

It's really interesting how the first Uncharted borrowed some elements from the old Tomb Raider games, then the new Tomb Raider borrowed some elements from the Uncharted games, and now Uncharted 4 has borrowed some elements from the new Tomb Raider. Things have come full circle.
Commented on 2015-01-26 15:15:55
Looks a little blurry...something quite not right.

Why does this face

http://images.gamersyde.com/thumb_image_uncharted_...

Look much better than this face

http://images.gamersyde.com/thumb_image_uncharted_...
Commented on 2015-01-26 15:47:53 In reply to Xoar
Posted by Xoar
Looks a little blurry...something quite not right.

Why does this face

http://images.gamersyde.com/thumb_image_uncharted_...

Look much better than this face

http://images.gamersyde.com/thumb_image_uncharted_...
The first set of faces are in engine and the other faces are in Maya, unlit.
Commented on 2015-01-26 17:03:35
Those images look like YouTube screen captures :(
Commented on 2015-01-26 17:07:42
loved the last of us, this game is gonna be incredible
Commented on 2015-01-26 17:34:40
Wow, these must be the worst quality screens I have ever seen on here. What was the person who sent these at Sony thinking?
Commented on 2015-01-26 23:20:06
Considering how much older Drake looks in this game, I'm afraid to see Elena and Chloe now. Sully will probably look like the Crypt Keeper.
Commented on 2015-01-27 00:53:14 In reply to Xoar
Posted by Xoar
Looks a little blurry...something quite not right.

Why does this face

http://images.gamersyde.com/thumb_image_uncharted_...

Look much better than this face

http://images.gamersyde.com/thumb_image_uncharted_...
Those first images are renders, using the same game model, only the lighting being used is an optimum set up and probably rendered using Maya's software renderer or something better.
Commented on 2015-01-27 08:00:10
"Sony just send us some pictures"

I'm guessing that would be artwork and concepts, because the game screens were most likely taken from last showing's footage.

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http://images.gamersyde.com/image_uncharted_4_a_th...

And i still can't help to notice the lighting on the gameplay segments in this. the sunlight has a mute effect on the foliage, the lighting balances i mean.

ACU had this
http://i.imgur.com/Ug9tVts.png
http://i.imgur.com/F9tUObV.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/JOu3zKW.jpg

and it's foliage wasn't it's strong point.

And Crisis 2 as well.
http://www.geforce.com/sites/default/files-world/s...

Imo the shadows and lighting for Uncharted 4 make it feel a little dated.
Commented on 2015-01-27 16:22:20
It is there in U4 GunsnSwords. You can see it particularly at the end of the footage when there is a pan to show the city ruins beyond. I think it looks more subtle and realistic than the extremely high contrast examples above. In fact, those pics also show how much better looking the foliage looks in general in U4. It looks weak in AC Unity. A bit scraggy and low poly. Definitely not the engines strength.
Commented on 2015-01-27 19:52:20 In reply to GunsnSwords
Posted by GunsnSwords
And i still can't help to notice the lighting on the gameplay segments in this. the sunlight has a mute effect on the foliage, the lighting balances i mean.

Imo the shadows and lighting for Uncharted 4 make it feel a little dated.
In the gameplay video, it's cloudy and the sun is just beginning to rise. In that particular scene, the sun is being obscured by a mountain and trees. In other scenes, where the sun isn't being obscured by mountains, large rocks, and trees, we very clearly see sunlight having an effect on the foliage.
Commented on 2015-01-27 23:27:26
I've seen plenty of the game play footage, it has lighting, it's flat though for the foliage. Lacks global illumination and HBAO. The ps4 is well capable of these features.

BF4 has it.
http://abload.de/img/image_battlefield_4-2x0uy2.jp...
And FFXV hopefully will too, it has very good ray casts and shadow casting.
http://www.novacrystallis.com/wp-content/uploads/2...
http://cdn.inquisitr.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/0...

Uncharted 4 looks pretty good but a little out dated by over the year's standards. Hopefully new footage will open up to some really big changes and new concepts.
Commented on 2015-01-28 19:32:02
It's Uncharted ... the best

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