Developer Naughty Dog says it became emotional as it put the finishing touches to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
The major PS4 sequel, which is due on May 10th, will be the studio's final ever Uncharted game.
Lead designer Ricky Cambier tells MCV that the studio feels this is the best Uncharted title it has ever produced, and admits that some of the team are finding it hard to say goodbye.
It kind of varies throughout the studio,” said Cambier. I came on-board with Uncharted 3, so for me it's an honour to be part of the team that is sending this guy off. It is actually a bit of a celebration.
But for other people that have been with him since the inception, there is a lot of sadness. There is a lot of being with him for ten years. Bruce Staley, the game director who started as an art director on Uncharted 1, was working on this last sequence and we were basically sketching in what was effectively Nathan Drake's final big jump.
"And he was getting a little emotional because that is such an iconic Nathan Drake moment, and here was his last one.”