Uncharted 4 beats Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for writing award


There’s no doubt that Uncharted 3 was one of the most cinematic games of 2016, and a tour de force for American developer Naughty Dog, which is now working on the eagerly awaited The Last of Us Part II. And aside from its great gameplay and action set pieces, Uncharted 4’s story is arguably as good as that of a Hollywood blockbuster.

So it’s not surprising that the game was loved by both Uncharted fans and those who enjoy action video games last year, plus Uncharted 4 has also picked a bunch of awards to date at events such as the Game Awards last December.

And now the team behind Uncharted 4 has picked up another award for their efforts, as the game recently won the Writers Guild of America award in the “Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing” category, beating other nominees like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Far Cry Primal and Mr Robot 1.51exfiltratiOn. And despite not being the winner, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare surely deserves a mention here, as while the game was reviled by some of the franchise’s fans, it still had a worthy campaign featuring some truly ace writing as well.

The award went to Uncharted 4 in the end, though, and Naughty Dog’s trio of writers Neil Druckmann, Josh Scherr and Ryan James can be seen celebrating in the image below after last Monday’s win. This is not the first win for the likes of Neil Druckmann, though, as the veteran writer has also picked up writing awards for other Naughty Dog games like The Last of Us in the past, proving the man knows how to write a good video game story no doubt.

Uncharted 4 continues to be an award-winning game, then, so this makes the fact that this latest instalment of the series is protagonist Nathan Drake’s last adventure harder to swallow. But still, at least we have the upcoming Uncharted: The Lost Legacy expansion to look forward to, meaning fans of the franchise will at least get one more Uncharted adventure to play through this year.