The untold making of Uncharted's epic finale: from panic attacks to blockbuster triumph

by Pierre Bell

From GQ Magazine: "Shaun Escayg has said the word ‘terrifying’ five times in the last 30 minutes. He’s recounting his time as lead animator on Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. While Naughty Dog’s best-known series redefined what easygoing blockbuster games could be, Uncharted 4’s creation was nothing short of nightmarish. The game, which would go on to sell a record 16 million copies, suffered from a particularly messy inception. Intense pressure, tight turnarounds, and the mid-development departure of long-time Uncharted creative director, Amy Hennig. The game was restarted."