Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is still two months away from it’s worldwide May 10 release date but we thought it would be interesting to speculate about the future DLC for the game. For those who don’t know Naughty Dog announced that Uncharted 4 will be the first Uncharted game to receive a single player story DLC some time after the game launches.
Naughty Dog did this for the first time with The Last of Us back in early 2014 when the released Left Behind which explored more of Ellie’s relationship with her friend Riley. Left Behind was received very well by both critics and gamers and so it is clear that Naughty Dog wants to try to do the same thing again with Uncharted 4. The question is what kind of story will the DLC tell?
Slight SPOILERS: If you haven’t watched the recent Uncharted 4 Story trailer there could be minor spoilers from it below.
One option is that it could explore more of Nathan and Sam’s adventures when they were younger but we know some of this is already in the game from the recent Story trailer. If Naughty Dog already explores a lot of their younger days in the game than there may be no need to do a DLC based on it. Still as of now it could be a possibility.
Another possibility is that the DLC will let you play as Sam and explore more of his life. Maybe you play as him when he was younger or depending on how long he has been out of his prison some when he is older too. Again without knowing what is in the base game it’s hard to say at this point. Another fun option would be if we got to play as Sully. Naughty Dog could let players play as Sully in his younger days showing adventures he went on and possibly leading up to when he met Drake in Uncharted 3. Sully is a fan favorite character so this could be really fun.
A prequel story to Uncharted 4 set after the events of Uncharted 3 could also be a possibility. It is mentioned that it took Drake a long time to get out of the game and to where is is at in Uncharted 4 so maybe he had another adventure during that time that is worth telling. Maybe something finally happened that caused him to give it up and finally settle down with Elena. It could explore more of their relationship and would make for an interesting story to tell.
How about letting us play as Elena for the first time? Maybe they go back to Uncharted 2 where Drake jumps off the jeep and onto the train and shows what happened to Elena after that. We know the next time we saw her she was in the Tibetan village so maybe we could escape some enemies and find out how she ended up there. I think it would be fun to have some kind of DLC where you get to play as her for the first time as well.
There are a lot of different routes Naughty Dog could take with the story DLC for Uncharted 4 and it will be interesting to find out what they decide on. Once we play the actual game we may have more of an idea what they could do but until that time everything is a possibility. I loved what they did in Left Behind for The Last of Us so I’m sure whatever they decide on it will make sense and fit in with the rest of the story. These are our thoughts on some possible outcomes but what about you? What do you think the story DLC for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will focus on? Tell us in the comments below.