The Uncharted series is a PlayStation essential, starting on the PS3 back in 2007.
Given that it’s been 13 years since the first game, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End launched over 4 years ago.
By now, we’re probably owed another Uncharted game, and a new job listing by Malaysian first-party studio may have revealed just that!
Let’s take a look at the job listing, and potentially the future of Uncharted games, right now!
The Job Listing
The job listing is looking for a cinematic and in-game animator to work on one of PlayStation’s most “well-known and well-loved franchises”.
With that phrase included in the description, it would be hard to ignore the 4 year absence of the Uncharted series.
The position is at Sony’s latest studio, the Malaysian first-party studio, which has been created to assist Sony’s other studios such as Naughty Dog.
This apparent connection to Naughty Dog helps narrow down our suspicions on an Uncharted 5 being in the works.
SIE San Diego Studio Secret Title
The studio has been working on a ‘secretive title’ for a while now.
As well as this, they have been picking up ex-Naughty Dog employees, prominent members of the teams behind Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us.
With the job listing also mentioning “the next chapter of cinematic storytelling”, the reference to chapters also seems to point towards Uncharted.
PS4 and PS5 release
We also can’t see any reason that the game wouldn’t release for both the PS4 and PS5.
The developers in question won't want to leave any gamers behind!
However, prepare yourself for lower performance on the PS4 game, as it will have the PS5 hardware in mind.
However, with no Sony confirmation, there is every possibility this one of the other Sony IPs receiving a reboot.
Any other game from Horizon Zero Dawn to God of War could be in the same job listing description.
That being said, it’s important that you don’t take this news as writ just yet.
When we get confirmation, we’ll make sure you are the first to know about it!