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[Ars] Alan Tudyk: I left Uncharted 4 over “weird changes” to script

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http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/10/alan-tudyk-i-left-uncharted-4-over-weird-changes-to-script/
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For those hoping that Uncharted 4 will be largely similar to the three action-adventure titles that preceded it when it finally hits in 2016, Firefly and Star Wars: Rogue One actor Alan Tudyk has some worrying words for you. Speaking to IGN recently, Tudyk said he got out of a contract to provide a voice role for the upcoming game after new leadership at developer Naughty Dog made "some weird changes" to the project.

Tudyk seems to be alluding to major changes made to Uncharted 4's senior development team last year, when longtime Uncharted Creative Director Amy Hennig left the company to work on EA's Star Wars games.

The rest of us, though, are stuck waiting a few more months to experience a project whose script was apparently too drastically different for at least one voice actor.

Seriously. Seriously. They better not screw this up. Seriously. I swear. Seriously.
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post #2 of 35
It's probably nothing, I can't imagine it being a big deal anyway.
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post #3 of 35
I'm more curious as to how much money they wasted by basically re-writing the script than how good the game will be. xD
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Can it be overclocked?
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Oh god please no "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" -like changes.

Creative people always start to lose their mojo when approaching the last installment of a series. They always want to be more meta, more fourth wall breaking, more unnecessary messages...

I hope Uncharted 4 doesn't get too sentimental.

Please Naughty Dog just end it with dignity. (To be honest I don't care that much, because I don't think Uncharted is any particularly good gaming series.)
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I never cared much for the story in Uncharted, or the gameplay... But it sure is a fun project to argue about.


This doesn't change my predictions about Uncharted 4 being the best game in the series, which really never had anything to do with the story.
http://www.gamezone.com/news/naughty-dog-reveals-reasoning-behind-uncharted-4-a-thief-s-end-delay-3425511
It sounds like they're not going to give it a slow or drawn out ending like you got with LotR or MGS4, so I'm probably going to be happy with it.
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I'm sure it has nothing to do with the script and something to do with him wanting to get out of it for a personal reason. Maybe he wanted out to go work on another project that is paying him more money. This is a PR-friendly way of saying nothing at all, honestly.
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post #8 of 35
Meh, I can take or leave him anyways. Hopefully Rogue One turns out good. I'm not worried about Uncharted. THey have a pretty decent formula and I've had fun with all of the previous ones. Hell, my wife loves watching me play through them.
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The story was probably too good....so the higher ups thought....how can we dilute this into 5 more games.
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post #10 of 35
In b4 another destiny where all the story took a nosedive.
Only this time no gameplay to back it up.
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