Naughty Dog cut a scene from Uncharted 4 to release a finished game on time

Uncharted 4 will be releasing exclusively on the PS4 May 10 but, according to some of the voice actors from the game, it might be missing some amazing things.

Troy Baker, the voiceover artist for protagonist Sam Drake (brother to the last protagonist Nathan Drake) revealed that a scene was cut from the game, in the interest of releasing a finished product on time. In an interview to GamersFTW, Baker said, “Games are a very iterative process, and the same thing can be said for pretty much every game that comes out. There was a huge set piece in Uncharted 4 that I was massively in love with, that had to get cut. Because it was either the game shipped broken and that scene is in there, or we put out a better game and that scene isn’t there. No one will ever miss what they didn’t know.”

Set pieces, in Uncharted, refers to a scene in the game where your typical mechanics are thrown out the window in favour of something different, forcing you to play the game a different way. One great example of this is Uncharted 2, where a particular gunfight has you dodging fire from enemies and an attack chopper., all while traversing the length of a running train.

Despite the bad news, this is actually a plus point in developer Naughty Dog’s favour, showing their willing to cut content in order to not release a broken game. It shows they have confidence in their finished product, despite the missing scene, although there is a possibility they’ll find a way to work it into a later DLC.