The departure of Amy Hennig from Naughty Dog in early 2014 was one of the saddest surprises in Uncharted 4’s development history. Hennig had been creative director at the company and had written and directed large parts of the trilogy. Essentially, without Hennig, the world of Nate, Drake and Sully would be very different indeed.
Naturally, concerns for the health of Uncharted 4 arose when Hennigs’ departure was announced and we’ve just heard via Nathan Drake’s voice actor, Nolan North, speaking at Metrocon [thanks Gearnuke] that eight months of story scenes they’d shot we’re thrown out. But does that mean that Uncharted 4 could be a very different game with someone else writing the story and directing the actors? It could, as the new leads will want to leave their mark, but on the other hand, it might not be the huge shift in tone that we initially feared.