With the upcoming Uncharted game for the PlayStation NGP - which we'll call simply "Uncharted NGP" for now - Naughty Dog's Uncharted series is looking to set up home not just in your console, but your pocket too. Unfortunately, few details have been revealed about the game, other than it will not be developed by Naughty Dog, but Bend Studio - who you may remember from Resistance: Retribution for PSP.
However, new details about the game's place in the Uncharted franchise's timeline have somewhat murkily emerged. Naughty Dog co-president Christophe Balestra reported to French gaming site Gameblog on May 18 that the game would run "parallel" to the console stories, between Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and the Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
But then Arne Meyer, Community Strategist at Naughty Dog stated over at a NeoGaf thread, that, "...I couldn't help but want to jump in and mention that the NGP storyline is set sometime before Drake's Fortune (and not a prequel). I'll leave the rest for the NGP/Uncharted NGP press campaign."
Since Bend Studio is being tight-lipped - presumably until E3 - and the original interview with Balestra is translated, we'll take Meyer at his (implied) word that the game will take place before Drake's Fortune entirely, but that it won't lead into that game as tightly as the "Eye of Indra" motion comic did.
In the end though, I have to ask: Does it even matter? Isn't Drake a lovable enough rapscallion that we'll take his adventures whenever and wherever they take us? I'm certainly willing to.