Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is the big scoop of Game Informer's latest issue, which will reveals several new details about the game, including its gameplay and story. Despite not being online yet, Gematsu has managed to get some of these details that will be featured in the issue.
Starting with the story, A Thief's End takes place three years after the events of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. The game starts when Drake's older brother, Sam, who was presumed to be dead, is actually revealed to be alive and well. With his brother back, Nathan Drake returns once again to treasure hunting, with this latest adventure taking the duo to "a mythic Madagascar colony purportedly founded by pirates." Naughty Dog states that the game will take players to other places as well, teasing the possibility of snowy and urban environments.
During their adventures the Drake brothers will face off against Rafe and Nadine, two rival treasure hunters. Naughty Dog adds that the story's main villans will play a larger role and interfer with our heroes a lot more in comparision to other titles in the series.
Regarding the game's gameplay, the companion A.I. system has been improved and can be compared to that of Ellie from The Last of Us. Naughty Dog is exploring the idea of giving players the feeling of travelling with someone with similar skills to Nathan Drake.
The game will also offer a lot more freedom this time around, giving players the opportunity to choose between multiple paths. One path may lead to a bunch of enemies while another might allow Nathan to bypass them. Each path will have its advantages and disavantages, but there isn't a path that's completely free of danger.
Lastly, it's been confirmed that A Thief's End will have multiplayer, but no other details regarding this mode were revealed.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End launches in Fall 2015 on PS4.