Uncharted development on course

Gamers are one step closer to treasure of El Dorado; Naughty Dog says Drake's Fortune has gone beta.

Uncharted will soon find itself on store shelves. Naughty Dog copresident Evan Wells has posted on Sony's PlayStation blog that the PlayStation 3 action adventure game has hit beta.

"The team really pulled together to help achieve this deadline and we couldn't be more excited about the progress we've made," Wells wrote. "Finally, most everything is in the game and we are just chasing down the last bugs and making a few minor balancing tweaks here and there."

Wells also mentioned that the team had finished its last major round of focus testing on the game last week. Focus testing has been a staple of Naughty Dog games since Crash Bandicoot, he said, noting that the feedback from testing is used to help tune the difficulty of the game, among other things.

Naughty Dog has just under four weeks to finish the game, Wells said. Sony Computer Entertainment America has scheduled Uncharted: Drake's Fortune for a November 20 release. There won't be any shortage of competition for the game, given that it will launch the same week as Rock Band for the Xbox 360 and PS3; Kane and Lynch: Dead Men for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC; Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games on the Wii; and Mass Effect on the Xbox 360. However, Uncharted has the distinction of being one of the holidays' highest-profile PS3 exclusives, along with Haze and Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction.

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116 comments
blancobo
blancobo

Looks like great news on the game side... on the devs rep it also promises to be a good buy game. I just wish this site would call it a Tombraider, for example... like Driving games... the first simulator was GTurismo... you do not hear that Forza or PGR are copies... why not? Because there is a lot of BIASED opinion here. Uncharted looks like a colorful, innovative game with a lot of very preferred game play elements intertwined (3rd P shooter, structured action fighting, jungle / environment acrobatics, NICE cinematics, puzzle solving, and then some more...). THis is a great game and IMO - a great buy for the PS3 library at home.

staley6565
staley6565

Heavenly Sword not all that good? What games do you like?

adolfogomez
adolfogomez

Looks like Tomb Raider in the jungle, Having Lair and Heavenly Sword come out not all that good really hurting the PS3 right now. Wish Sony was pushing Folklore more Mass Effect looks interesting, I was told there is a book as well... 360 just seems to have all the exciting games right now.

pixelsword
pixelsword

e will own me. I don't know who keeps on saying that the PS3 has no games, but really, that's retarded. I already got Resistance, Lair, Motorstorm, and Warhawk, and all of those games are really very enjoyable. I still have to get Heavenly Sword next week (waiting to get all silver in Lair first) and I have to get Ratchet and Clank and Kane and Lynch and I'm probably forgetting some games. To go off topic, Lair got screwed by the critics because THEY lacked skills, if you check my tutorial on my blog or review of Lair, I'll show you how to play the game. The rest that I own I play the games and multiplayer. I'm like on my fourth or fifth time going through Resistance on the game mode, even though I already got all of the skill points. I have yet to get a gold medal in Lair, but I'm coming along I guess. I'm sorry; I don't like PS3 or 360 fanboys anymore, so any and everyone can post their reviewer scores, their "stats" and quotes, but in the end, you have to pick up the game to really say if a game is actually good or not, and I have a feeling (despite what I just said lol) this game will be great. I lost faith in reviewers. and a rental will do to see if I want the game if I'm not sure.

PS360Fanboy
PS360Fanboy

i hope it doesnt fall to the same fate thet Lair did

Ninjaogta
Ninjaogta

"isnt this about uncharted? why are people bringing halo3 (mediocre game, admit it) lair, gears etc into this?" A person who rated Spider-man 3 for the 360 a perfect 10 is calling Halo 3 mediocre. HA! Well, GamePro, GameSpy, EuroGamer, Games Radar, 1UP, Pro-G, GameTap, G4 TV, Gaming Age, AceGamez, Edge Magazine, Gamestyle, ZTGameDomain, Thunderbolt, and OXM would all disagree with you, having all given the game a perfect 10. Also, Gaming Target, Planet Xbox 360, Game Trailers, Game Informer, C Code Central, Team Xbox, Computer and Video Games, GameZone, Talk Xbox, Ferrago, Game over Online, Worth Playing, IGN, Gamespot, Gamernode, Xbox World 360 Magazine, AtomicGamer, MS Xbox World, Da Gameboyz, and Extreme Gamer would also disagree, having all given the game a 9.5 or higher. Don't forget Pelit, Xbox 360 Advanced, Gamers' Temple, ActionTrip, Game Revolution, Xboxic, GamingExcellence, PGNx Media, PALGN, GameDaily, Yahoo! Games, WHAM! Gaming, Boomtown, and OXM UK who all gave the game a 9 or higher. Finally, the United States of America and Australia would also have to disagree with you. Halo 3 is the biggest entertainment release in American history, breaking sales records across the country as well as around the globe.

bihboy69
bihboy69

isnt this about uncharted? why are people bringing halo3 (mediocre game, admit it) lair, gears etc into this? anyway. cant wait for uncharted, looks awesome

Ninjaogta
Ninjaogta

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kratos_karmakar
kratos_karmakar

awesom graphix. gameplay is a mix of tomb raider and prince of persia:sands of time adventure while the action is like gears of war .definately getting this one and it being published by sony get a feeling of 99% profit.

Doolum
Doolum

Am waiting for this game.oh yes.

clawboy
clawboy

THE GAMES ARE COMING! THE GAMES ARE COMING!

silver2kone
silver2kone

finally a game thats not delayed for the ps3!

ShmenonPie
ShmenonPie

I cannot wait. Naughty Dog rock, and I need this game. I need my Naughty Dog fix!!!

henry4th
henry4th

Damn... eye of judgement, Haze, this game, and Ratchet and Clank, heavenly sword and folklore... 6 games! That's too much money for me.. need to think, think man.

surppo
surppo

im glad i dont play games like i used i might go into a game induced comma by christmas

jimjam146
jimjam146

Could this game be the long-awaited PS3 "system seller"?

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

between this game,The Eye of Judgement and Ratchet and Clank Tools of Destruction,wow I don't know which one to get lol!!!,awesome holidays for the PS3 for sure

i_DUB
i_DUB

This game is looking sick. One of the most gets in Nov.

LordGamer0001
LordGamer0001

looks like a good one. havent really been following this one though.

cheezlarson
cheezlarson

I'm going to be $350 poorer on November 20 (Rock Band, Uncharted, Mass Effect, and Kane & Lynch). Though I'll probably ask for some as Christmas presents.

akuya32
akuya32

I hope it comes out on schedule and not pushed back liek so many games this year. It looks like this game is good enough to keep people happy til next year.

cos_vanquish
cos_vanquish

This is going to be one of those games that is talked about for quite awhile. Definately looking forward to owning a copy.

smidsy85
smidsy85

This game honestly looks awesome I can't wait to play it :)

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Can they wrap up beta in a month?

PseudoFinrod
PseudoFinrod

This game looks awesome-I hope it lives up to the hype.

lamprey263
lamprey263

well, I put my $10 down on Kane & Lynch today, so I guess I'm not getting Uncharted Nov 20th

DeathIsARight
DeathIsARight

Good. This looks like a great game and should be AAA hopefully. I need a PS3 fast because my xbox1 died and I need a new system and the PS3 has tons I am into and this is one of em! Can't wait!

5FingersOfDeath
5FingersOfDeath

boy lotsa cars breaking down in here with all this AAA talk.

gimlifn
gimlifn

cant wait this game looks awesome and will showcase what an action game is supposed to be.

raghraghragh
raghraghragh

Naughty Dog has never made a bad game,so I'm not worried.This looks great.

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Between this, Haze, Assassin's Creed, and Ratchet and Clank, November will be a busy month for those who got a PS3. I smell a "F" on some assignments for college...>.> *knocks on wood* Here's hoping I can focus in November! lol *edit*- Good god...CoD4 as well...man...so many games, so little time, this is just PS3 in November mind you...>.>

IC3_MAST3R
IC3_MAST3R

I'm actually really excited about Uncharted and hope that it's going to turn out be a great game.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I am a proud owner of a 360 who hasn't purchased a PS3 yet, but I will say that I might have to pick one up if this game looks and plays as good as the hype.

Surllio
Surllio

I've been eager for Uncharted since E3 '06.

KoolEmpty
KoolEmpty

This is one of the best looking games to come out this year, if not the best...truly excited about what this title could turn out to be.

p00phead
p00phead

naughty dog have made great games like jak and daxter this is gonna rock

Dunta22
Dunta22

this game has awesome gameplay mechanics, stunning visuals, and it looks down right fun to play. I cant wait for this game to drop in nov.

Latinbro1
Latinbro1

Good job on checking the blog one day later after it got posted. But I guess that's not too late right?

Shwanman1
Shwanman1

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