When it comes to media and reporting it is easy to look into what actors/writers/developers say and possibly tear it apart. For this reason it is best for those involved in production to keep words short and usually praise the product they help make. So, it is a bit odd to hear some weird issues going on with PS4’s upcoming highly anticipated, Uncharted 4.
In an interview, Alan Tudyk (famous for his role in Firefly) talked about walking away from the franchise adding some additional comments that raised a few eyebrows.
he was clear that when he left, he wasn’t happy with the way the project was going. “I didn’t like it,” he said.
“I left because they decided to go a different way with it, and so when they did that, when they changed leadership, it made my contract null and void and I was able to take that opportunity to walk away, which was great because I got the experience of doing it.” Tudyk said. “Todd Stashwick was in that as well… and he did the same thing I did, which was, ‘Yeah, we’re gonna leave now. Y’all are making some weird changes, we’re gonna leave.'”
Tudyk’s reference to change in leadership is in regards to the departure of Naughty Dog employees for the new heads of the game, Straley and Druckmann.
As if that wasn’t the case for worry, Nolan North, the man behind the voice of the game’s main protagonist, Nathan Drake, had this to say:
Who said in June that Naughty Dog threw out eight months worth of recording work after Hennig’s departure. North didn’t say anything negative about the script changes publicly, but he did say that “the tone, I think, is going to be slightly different,” under Druckmann and Straley. “It has to be, you know? You can’t have… a Robert Ludlum novel is not going to be the same as Stephen King. It’s just that they’re different styles. But it’s true to the story.”
Now, it is very easy to read into comments made by both and see it as a negative to the upcoming game. Tudyk did not mix words when he said he simply didn’t like the direction they were going with. That’s fine and as an actor, he fully has the right to step away from a role. However, red flags shoot up when you have Nolan North also throwing in a few interesting comments.
Is this all for nothing? Perhaps. It could be better for the game or maybe even worse. Regardless, fans will line up to buy Sony’s massive anticipated title.
What do you guy’s think of the news? Will this hurt the upcoming game at all? Will you still purchase it? Let us know in the comments below!