Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is bigger than your average DLC, but it’s not necessarily 10 hours long

By Kin Boon on Apr 11, 2017

Image credit: PlayStation Blog
Image credit: PlayStation Blog

Details are generally scarce regarding the expansion for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Lost Legacy so the media are understandably excited to report any source of information about the DLC, which is fine until they keep misrepresenting quotes over and over again.

This came from an interview with Naughty Dog’s director of communications Arne Meyer, who had his quotes picked up from multiple publications as they assumed Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will be 10 hours or longer. It’s a mistake on their part and this caught the attention of Push Square’s Sammy Barker, who called out the general gaming media’s lapse in practicing proper journalism. In case you are unaware of the interview, here’s what Meyer told IBTimes:

Years ago, when we were asked if we were ever doing a single player expansion for Uncharted we always said, "Well, we don't have the self-discipline to do that." If we tried to do that we'd create a full game.

There's no way we could, sort of, constrict and restrain ourselves, and that's exactly what was happening here. When we were doing story pitches, we were coming up with a game that would be over ten hours long and so we suddenly realized everything we said was true and we couldn't keep it short.

So based on the quote alone, it’s clear that Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will be longer than an average DLC, which isn’t a surprise considering Naughty Dog will release it as a standalone expansion. Even though Meyer did mention “ten hours” in the interview, it’s not explicitly stated that the DLC will be that long in length, as he was just describing the studio’s plans for creating it. This might not be a big deal for fans, but at least a fellow media partner is trying to uphold the journalistic integrity in video games press, which can be too casual at times due to the nature of the subject.

Source: Push Square

Kin Boon
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