Alright, so I've heard plenty of people speak their minds about the new (or old, if you're using internet time) Uncharted teaser trailer. A good handful believe that the game does not even have a title yet and must be extremely early on in development since no gameplay was shown. This does not make sense. Why? Let's break it down:
So first of all, the Uncharted team over at Naughty Dog wasn't asleep, making paper airplanes, or partying their arses off ever since Uncharted 3 released. They were working (like they're paid to do), and chances are they were working on an Uncharted game. These generally take around 2 years to make (give or take a couple months). Uncharted 3 came out in 2011. This was 2 years ago, so Uncharted 4 had to have been in development for a good 2 years already. That's plenty of time to already be far in development. And giving them that extra time for a spring-2014 release makes it well over 2 years of development time. Heck, even a November 2014 release makes sense since it's 3 years of dev time. But the supposed Spring 2015 predictions from forum users and IGN editors is ridiculous.
2) It's a teaser
Teaser trailers are meant to tease the game. They said they want to "run the mystery a little longer". This means that it is possible that the "Uncharted" in the teaser trailer was just meant to keep us guessing as to what the title was. NOT that they don't know what to call their game yet. I find that very hard to believe, especially since the writing aspect should be done by now (or at least a good chunk of it). Oh, and Christophe Balestra said they wouldn't say anything about the game for "a while". That can mean anything from a couple of days to a couple of years. I'd suspect that he meant we wouldn't hear anything about the game for the next week or so, rather we would have to wait a little longer until VGX.
3) PS4 Hits
Sony needs hit games for the PS4. Sure The Order 1886 and Infamous are great, but I'd expect Sony to push for an Uncharted game that's close to the release of the PS4. They need system sellers in order to sweeten the deal. Now you might say "But XVision, look at the sales, PS4 sold a ton of units!", that's great. It did. But Sony couldn't have predicted this. Uncharted was definitely in development before PS4 was released and games are clearly a big part of Sony's vision since the PS4 is a gaming-focused system. Lacking in games would be rather ironic, especially since their competition offers more media features which are a lot more appealing at the moment than the lackluster exclusive lineup for their systems. Sony must have planned ahead. And now, it IS possible that maybe after the great sales that this uncharted game was delayed, but I very highly doubt after 2 years that Naughty Dog is unprepared for a 2014 release.
So yeah, state your thoughts, whether you agree or disagree, etc. and tell me what you guys think. I personally think we're going to see a spring 2014 release along with a VGX trailer. It's also possible that they might hold off for a massive E3 reveal, but honestly Sony has a ton of first party developers that can populate the E3 conference. I'm sure Sony Santa Monica have plenty up their sleeves (next gen God of War?), but at the moment an Uncharted release would be huge and would be a great face for the PS4.