Uncharted 4 makes one last trip to the mo-cap studio

The motion capture for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is finally wrapping up, as Naughty Dog’s Jeremy Yates takes the stage “one last time.”

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has had a troubled development cycle. Subject to multiple delays and staff dropouts; Drake’s final adventure has been a hard one to make.

But now it seems production is finally wrapping up on the PS4 exclusive. Lead animator Jeremy Yates has confirmed that mo-cap for the game is now reaching its end.

Posting on his twitter account, Yates posted a picture of himself in the “drake suit” saying “Donning the Drake suit just ONE LAST TIME.”

Uncharted 4’s initial mo-cap apparently wrapped up last October (via Gamesradar) so additional work could be used to correct past mistakes or add small changes to the game.

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Nolan North and the rest of Uncharted’s cast aren’t involved in this process, so it’s unlikely we’ll see another delay before the April release date.

Uncharted 4 will be launch with its own limited edition PS4, complete with a unique controller, exclusive content and a physical copy of the game.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is coming exclusively to PS4 on April 29.

This will be Nathan Drake’s last hurrah, but developer Naughty Dog hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a prequel or future games without the charming hero.

It would be hard to imagine an Uncharted game without Nathan Drake, or perhaps Naughty Dog should move forward onto something new.