Naughty Dog: UC3 graphics boost “a narrower jump” over UC2

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 09:49 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Expecting a big jump on how Uncharted 3 will look from UC2? Protip: don’t.

Uncharted 3 director Justin Richmond has told SPOnG that the gap between UC2 and UC3’s looks will be a lot more narrower than it was two years ago, with improvements now coming through optimisations.

He said the game wasn’t an “an incremental update – we did change lots and lots of things – but graphically speaking, it’s not going to have the same gap” compared to the past two games.

“Uncharted 2 to 3 is still a jump, but its a narrower jump. And going forward, it depends on what we do. There are always ways to improve stuff, always ways we can pull out more stops… like changing optimisations, changing streaming animations, getting more polygons on screen, progressive mesh,” Richmond added.

“But I don’t think you’ll ever see that same jump again, at least on a PlayStation 3. There was just so much power left over in the PS3 when we made Uncharted 1, that we figured out how to use and really took it to town when developing Uncharted 2.”

Uncharted 3 launches on November 1 in the US and November 2 in the UK for PS3.