Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception gets Last Major Update

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It has been two years since the release of Naughty Dog’s hit title Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and after the 1.18 patch is made available, there will be no more major updates for the game’s multiplayer component.

Lead Game Designer Robert Cogburn explains about the update as a culmination of the multiplayer community’s most requested features and changes. He also explains about the long-lost multiplayer map Dry Docks.

When the Dry Docks map was pitched as a single player level for Uncharted 3 the talented Game Designer Junki Saita was working on a number of setups for the level.  All these level setups were represented in a blockmesh format – this is a 3D representation of a playable space using rudimentary geometry made in Maya (the 3D program we use at Naughty Dog). We’ve shown a number of maps like this for Uncharted 3 Multiplayer via our Block Mesh Lab Maps.

One setup in particular Junki was working on showed a lot of promise for a multiplayer map so I grabbed the blockmesh and started editing it for competitive multiplayer. After some time had passed, it was determined the setup for single player would not be used and instead the single player layout you see in the final version of the game was completed.  This meant what I had done to make Dry Docks would ONLY be used for multiplayer.

A little less than two years passed and the map was forgotten.

With the two-year anniversary for Uncharted 3 and its multiplayer, and the number of cool things we are doing for 1.18, we decided to resurrect this map and release it to our fans. It’s quite different from the original version but the changes we’ve made has made Dry Docks all the better. We hope you enjoy it.