Not that there is an Uncharted 5 in the works, or anything, but Nathan Drake’s voice actor Nolan North thinks the character should be put to rest, permanently. Which is exactly what developer Naughty Dog has said they were doing with Uncharted 4.
However, with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy‘s release in August of 2017, plenty of fans have been debating on how the series would continue. After all, if Sony and Naughty Dog were truly done with Uncharted they wouldn’t have released a spin-off would they?
North addressed those rumors with OnlySP at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, saying:
“A lot of people want the fifth Uncharted, but that ship has kinda sailed. It’s great that so many people can all remember such an iconic franchise.”
North was also asked about the legacy of the franchise, and when he realised that it had become a phenomenon.
“We didn’t know there’d be a second one. I just remember being really excited to do the second one, and when that one really took off, [Naughty Dog] pretty much knew there’d be a third and a fourth.”
Finally, North revealed when he realised that the series was coming to an end.
“It wasn’t until the fourth one kind of started that there’s no fifth one and you’re going ‘Okay, what’s next?’ But you don’t want to jump the shark … It was bittersweet to end the franchise, but we’re proud of what we’ve made, and if that’s the way that Sony and Naughty Dog decide to leave it, then I’m fine with that.”
Considering the end of Uncharted 4 and the arc of Nathan Drake’s story, there really shouldn’t be an Uncharted 5.
At least, not one with Drake as the protagonist, anyhow. We certainly wouldn’t say no to a Lost Legacy 2.