Naughty Dog director Justin Richmond has said that Uncharted 3 would be completely split in two without the recently announced PSN Pass system. To be specific he mentioned that both the online and the offline portion of the game would have to separate without the pass, which in my personal opinion is not entirely true. Whilst I do think they could put out the whole game without a PSN Pass if they really wanted to (with Sony’s consent), I also believe that they deserve to be paid by ‘used gamers’ for the amount of content they have included in the game. Check out what Justin himself had to say below.
Richmond said PSN Pass needs to be part of the package “or we offer online completely in its entirety,” adding that a lack of online fee for used game buyers would result in a “complete offline package as well, so if you want to play the co-op with a friend, you can do that offline.”
“We give literally thousands of hours of content in our online stuff, and on top of that we give you not just competitive, but an entire co-op experience as well,” he said.
“There’s basically a whole alternate history, alternate version story in our co-op, and in this game they’re actually all tied together. All the co-op missions, of which there are even more, are all actually one continuous story, if you play them in the right order.
“We’re giving out a huge amount of content, and part of the reason for the online pass is that when that stuff goes online, it isn’t free. We have to pay for servers and all this different stuff to maintain it, and so at some point games have to make money. It’s a business, and we just want to be able to continue to provide that kind of content.”
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