Uncharted 3 multiplayer in the works almost before Uncharted 2 shipped

Monday, 20th June 2011 06:03 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Naughty Dog’s Richard Lemarchand has said the multiplayer component of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception was in development as soon as Uncharted 2 was complete.

“We’ve been working on it since almost before we finished Uncharted 2,” the lead game designer told Gamespot.

“Building out new multiplayer maps, and coming up with ideas for new both competitive and co-operative game types.

“We’ve added in a ton of customisable content, including customisable player characters, customisable symbols that people can use for their clans, and that appear in-game, and a whole tiered unlocking system of boosters, which players can buy with in-game cash to give them a little bit of a leg-up in the multiplayer sphere.”

Lemarchand commented that the previous entry’s multiplayer had been a gratifying success for the company.

“Uncharted 2′s multiplayer was the first time we’d made a multiplayer game in about five years, and we really, really liked what we’d been able to achieve with it,” he said.

“We have a big, very enthusiastic player base who are still playing a lot a year and a half after the release of the game. So that gave us an excellent springboard to make the multiplayer component of Uncharted 3.”

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception releases exclusively on PlayStation 3 in November.



  1. poopoofruits

    This is either a really good thing or a bad thing since they might of not planned things out and went straight to adding things in.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. IL DUCE

    Lol yeah…and while the multiplayer looks cool and maybe after I try it I won’t regret buying my ps3 four months ago, the quote is absolutely retarded…”Since almost before” that doesn’t even make sense…its either before you finished uncharted 2 or after you finished it…there is no in between or “since almost before”…for a lead game designer he could learn to form a bit more sensible sentences…

    #2 4 years ago
  3. SamaT

    @1 Chances are it’s a good thing. Because if you remember the labs mode in Uncharted 2, where they had a playlist of experimental game modes. That alone says that they weren’t just “adding” things on, but that they were actively looking at what the players actually wanted.

    #3 4 years ago

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