Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Uncharted 3 director reveals the origin of the famous freighter sequence to commemorate the 10th anniversary

Uncharted 3’s most memorable sequence is arguably Nathan Drake’s in-flight combat via a freighter in flight. It’s the peak of Naughty Dog’s action design, escalating steadily until you notice Drake desperately hanging from a cargo network above the desert.

Believe it or not, Uncharted 3 is now 10 years old and was first released on PS3 on November 1, 2011. To commemorate this opportunity, some of the original developers got together. Share memories of Uncharted 3 development.. Kurt Margenau says he had the opportunity to make such a set piece for the first time in his career.

“It was a real collaboration with animators, programmers, sound designers, and others who wanted to contribute. What if I could chase an airplane on the tarmac and get on it?” It started with an idea. , “,” Okay, what if the plane crashes while you’re in the plane? “And figure out how it works and becomes playable. “I did,” recalls Margenau.

This scene was born out of Naughty Dog’s desire to continue escalating after Uncharted 2. This convinced the studio that they could “realize as many blockbuster ideas as they could think of.”

“I made a small model of a truck on my desk and understood how players could climb these things when hanging from the back of the plane. [Yates] I was doing wire work on a motion capture stage to capture a mountain climb on a wind-blown cargo net. To allow the desert to move infinitely under the plane, we had to implement an old-fashioned, fully-stitched, infinitely scrolling background (while the plane was actually stationary. Shhh). Some planes also had a fully reproducible zero g sequence that was cut in the last second! “Mr. Margenau says.

The sequence was one of the best moments in Uncharted 3 and one of the best moments in the whole series.It became exciting A similar sequence of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, The live-action version will be introduced in Upcoming uncharted movies.. Margenau called watching the recent trailer scene “surreal” and expressed excitement to see the final version.

Meanwhile, the Uncharted series remains almost dormant as Naughty Dog moves to another project long after former director Amy Hennig left. However, the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is currently under development for PS5 and the release date is set to 2022.

Kat Bailey is IGN’s Senior News Editor.