Days Gone director and former Bend Studio staffer Jeff Ross, who’s been in the news for criticizing Sony’s treatment of Days Gone, has revealed that he once wanted to make an Uncharted prequel featuring a young Victor “Sully” Sullivan. Speaking to Colin Moriarty on a Sacred Symbols podcast (transcribed by Video Games Chronicle), Ross said that he came up with his idea of an Uncharted prequel after Sony turned down Days Gone 2.
What an Uncharted prequel would have entailed
“Victor Sullivan at the age of 25 in a very stylized world where it would be around 1976, I think, is where we figured out his age might be,” Ross said. “He busted out of the Navy for reasons, and I thought seeing him young and trying to figure out his way in this world – going from trying to be a soldier or, you know, a military man to now I’m just out on the streets and I’m gonna become a hustler.”
Ross added that his version of Sully would be a “sexy” character like Sean Connery in James Bond. His portrayal of the 70s period would have been inspired by the likes of Joker and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. “That’s what I wanted to do without leaning into the cheesy parts of the 70s,” he concluded.
Opinion: I prefer a new Uncharted with Chloe
Zarmena writes… As much as I love Sully’s character, I think we’ve seen enough of him and Nathan Drake swashbuckling around the world. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and I hope to see a full-fledged game focusing on Chloe. Heck, even Nadine or Drake’s daughter will do. But no more Sully, please.