Dev reveals Uncharted 3 was heavily bugged a few days before release, in 10th-anniversary interview

 
 
  

Oh Uncharted 3, wait It’s been ten years already???

It’s been exactly ten years since Naughty Dog released Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception for Playstation 3. Since then, it has received widespread critical acclaim and has become the fifth best-selling PS3 game of all time. To celebrate the event, former devs sat down for a no-holds-barred interview about the game.

Initially, the discussion brought up a lot of fond memories for the dev team. For instance, former Naughty Dog president, Evan Wells, missed working with the tight-knit multiplayer dev team.

The revolutionary plane crash scene

Game director, Kurt Margenau, also looked back at developing the game’s iconic cargo plane sequence. This part of the game was the first of its kind in the industry. The sequence had players climbing their way through cargo, as their plane crashed. According to Margenau, this scene took different departments and over two years of development to come to life.

 I think coming off the high of the success of Uncharted 2, we all thought the sky was the limit, and we could achieve whatever wild-ass blockbuster idea we could think up to one-up ourselves.

Kurt Margenau

However, some not-so-fond memories also came to light from the discussion. For example, former vice president, Christian Gyrling revealed that the game was heavily-bugged, just a few days before release. Gyrling encountered several glitches, just a few hours into playing the game. The more he played, the worse the glitches got. Luckily, the dev team was able to spot and fix the bug just in time for release.

Uncharted 3

Despite these setbacks, Uncharted 3 has become one of the most beloved games of the franchise. The third installment of the series threw players into exhilarating new adventures with Nathan Drake, which became a new high-point for Uncharted. Ten years after its initial release on November 1, 2011, the game still boasts a loyal fanbase, willing to tell the legend of Nathan Drake for years to come.