From emotional peaks and pits, to high-speed action scenes, to literal peaks and pits, Uncharted 4 has a lot of stuff in it. But a massive game like that doesn't make it out of production without casting off an equally substantial pile of concepts; maybe they mess up the pacing, maybe they don't fit tonally, or maybe there just isn't time to do them right. Uncharted 4 creative director Neil Druckmann ran down some of these notable cuts for Rolling Stone.
And fair warning, there are some spoilers here:
Those are the unseen costs of getting a game as massive and polished as Uncharted 4 out the door - some nifty bits are bound to get sanded off. But don't worry too much about Naughty Dog compromising its vision: elsewhere in the interview Druckmann talked about kicking an Uncharted 4 focus tester out for complaining about its prominent women characters.
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