By Michael Sorba
HOLLYWOOD — Newly-unveiled gameplay footage shows Playstation 3 owners may have much to look forward to as they await the Nov. 1, 2011 release of “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.”
The folks at Naughty Dog, the Santa Monica-based video game developer responsible for the “Uncharted” franchise, say they’re looking to top the game’s predecessor, 2009’s “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves,” by packing in even more graphical polish, cinematic presentation and white-knuckle thrills.
That could be a tall order, given Uncharted 2’s success. The game sold more than 4 million copies and various media outlets honored the game with a slew of “Game of the Year” awards. Critics and fans hailed the game for for setting a new standard in graphical detail.
But there is even more juice to squeeze from the PS3’s powerful cell processor, Naughty Dog brass say.
“We work really hard to push the power of the PS3 and innovate new technology with all of our games,” “Drake’s Deception” creative director Amy Hennig said.