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Nathan Drake (centre) rides with brother Sam in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.Sony

Single-player downloadable content (DLC) has never been released for Naughty Dog's Uncharted series. But that is set to change with next year's fourth part in the series, A Thief's End. Arne Meyer, community strategist at the developer, has explained why the company is to make the move.

"It worked really well for us for The Last Of Us. We thought we could put together a really great piece of content as well," Meyer told GameSpot at the GameStop expo last month (28-30 August 2015). "I think we rose to the challenge for The Last Of Us, so we decided we're going to take another shot at it [for Uncharted 4]."

Naughty Dog's Left Behind DLC for The Last Of Us was a big success in 2014, and was the developer's first ever single-player DLC offering. Only multiplayer DLC has been released for the previous Uncharted games on PS3. Quite how the single-player DLC will shape up remains to be seen. It has been confirmed by Naughty Dog that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will be "Nathan Drake's final chapter", which means that DLC starring the series' protagonist set after the game is unlikely. Alternatively they could release DLC set before the game, or something starring a different character such as Nathan's brother Sam.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will be released on 18 March 2016.

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