Uncharted 4 actor recast after following Naughty Dog writer to EA
The man who voiced last year's teaser trailer is being replaced.
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Developer Naughty Dog has "recast" the character in the new Uncharted game for the PlayStation 4 played by Todd Stashwick, according to the actor.
Without providing any reasoning behind the move, Stashwick told IGN, "They chose to recast my role." Stashwick was previously described as playing a "significant" character in the game and was responsible for the voiceover work in the teaser trailer above.
Uncharted creative director Amy Hennig, who had been writing the new, as-of-yet untitled Uncharted game, left the developer earlier this year. She joined Electronic Arts shortly thereafter to work on Visceral Games' new Star Wars project. Stashwick recently announced he would be co-writing the game with Hennig, a move that raised some questions about whether his involvement with the new Uncharted would be affected.
Stashwick had been working on the new Uncharted since at least November, when he shared several photos online of the work in progress, including one of him in a motion-capture suit.
Whether Stashwick's work with Visceral played any role in this move or if more than just a change in actor is planned for his former character is currently unknown. GameSpot has contacted Sony for comment.
Very little about the new Uncharted game, including its title, has been announced. In addition to Hennig, the new game also lost game director Justin Richmond in March when he left for League of Legends developer Riot Games. While still not offering up any window for when to expect Uncharted to land on PS4, Sony did address Richmond's departure by stating, "The development timeline of Uncharted will not be impacted."