For once, we’re actually glad that a developer stepped back and said ‘nah, let’s cut this’ from a game.
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune was the first outing for the mass-murdering adventurer on the PS3. Released back in 2007 it received high praise all around, though the remastered version is much better, believe.
It’s always interesting to find out little things about a game, even if it is a little older (but is it new again now?) and maybe not quite as exciting.
According to Naughty Dog, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune originally had an underwater level that was completely controlled by the SixAxis controller and it’s movements. We’ve never really been that big on the movement controls of the old PS3 controller, but apparently it worked really well. To dive down you’d have tilted the pad, erm, down, and then up to swim up, and so on.
It was to be an underwater level where Drake was scuba diving, so it’s fair to guess that it could have tied in with the beginning of the game where Drake and his blonde companion Elena are out at sea. It’s a bit of a shame we’ll never get to see it, but at the same time, SixAxis controls were spotty at the best of times, so perhaps it’s better this sequence was left on the ocean floor.
Naughty Dog has recently spoken about how the studio wasn’t very happy with Nathan Drake’s debut adventure. We’re inclined to agree with them; it really is the weakest of the three, but it’s still worth a play if you’ve got the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection lying around.