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Re: **Q&A with the Naughty Dog Development Team: March Edition**

Mar 14, 2013

 

"Why does Uncharted 3 only have a two man MP team?" - Blooddrunk123

 

We have reallocated studio resources to work on other projects but this is a quote that was a bit of hyperbole. It has since been taken out of context. We certainly have more than two people working on U3 Multiplayer right now otherwise Patch 1.17 wouldn’t have ever happened. However we have scaled back the team size to handle the maintenance of the game rather than building new content for the game. That said we have plenty of new content in the pipeline that will be coming out over the next few months. We recently unearthed a gem that might see the light of day too. J

"Is there any plan to fix the "ring of death" that has plagued us since day 1 of the beta such as players being put back in the lobby after a 90 second timeout WITHOUT a loss?" - DARKFIRE007

 

We’ve looked into this issue and we’re still sorting out what can be done if anything at all. It’s infrequent and difficult to isolate.
 
"Is there any chance we'll ever get to see separate objective modes (At least in customs)?" - AbNoRmaL__aGenT

 

We built the objectives modes as they are for game design reasons. Separating them out is involves backend technical work that would alter the nature of the gameplay. It’s a matter of us just not finishing in time to address the number of Options we wanted in Custom Game. We realize the error and we’ll be sure such things are implemented earlier in future projects. We had intention of patching it but touching the amount of code it would require would have caused a series of other issues.

 


"I'm only going to ask one more time, cause 10 months of asking seems like enough. There are some riot shield glitches still present in Uncharted 3, although the shield is not a popular weapon, it is still something in the game. Will you ever fix them? Section 4) Of this thread explains them in greater detail. http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/UNCHARTED-3-Drake-s-Deception/Riot-Man-s-rioting-ways-of-riot..." - Slaynman

As your post points out we’ve addressed some glitches with the Riot Shield since patch 1.13. We’ve gotten it to a point at which the glitches you mention aren’t common or easily reproducible. It’s unlikely we’ll be addressing anything else with it. It’s a rare weapon meant to give a distinct defensive advantage.

 


"I believe March is the Last Q&A. Is there gonna be any more Patches regarding to Technical Issues?" - fyiByas

 

Our last Q&A? That’s news to us. We are investigating doing a patch 1.18 but exact content is still TBD. We’ve really pushed the PS3 to its limits with Uncharted 3 Multiplayer and we’re starting to run up against some technical issues that we might not be able to circumvent.

 

 

"In UC3, The semi-automatics have an input-cap (instead of the ROF-cap that was in place in UC2) to deal with turbo controllers, and due to this mechanic, "jamming" existed as a side effect. In addition, the turbo controllers easily bypass the cap with some programming, while with UC2 ROF-cap those issues were non-existent.

 

Can you re-implement the UC2 ROF-cap again instead of the input-cap? Along with some explanation?" - B_Smiley

 

Turbo controllers were something overlooked.  And while UC2 may have addressed the issue, with the amount of new code implemented for UC3, it was disabled.  Implementing this feature, along with anything else that would require a code change, is just way to big a risk right now.

"Any plans for giving characters like DLC Elenas, Desert Talbot, Suited Marlowe items from their basics version (e.g. DLC Drake can wear items from normal Drake like baseball cap)?" - Szkarad156

 

No. All the DLC is made for each character skin and won’t work for other character skins. The models are different.

 


"Why hasn't Winter Chloe's black eyes been fixed or are you planning to fix it? (I would've figured that by making the color additions, this would've been fixed)" - awsome_robot

 

This is something low on the priority list. We’ll get around to it if time permits but it’s less pressing than other issues.


"Why haven't the issues with splitscreen (character customization specifically) been fixed yet? It's been 16 months now since the game released, what gives?" - curtainman1

 

This will require touching code.  Touching code after release is always tricky business and we’ve decided to address issues we see as critical.  While there are a number of split screen issues we’d like to tackle, the risk is just too great for us to consider it.

"Will any of the Uncharted developers or the 2 man team play with me or other community members to show they at least play the game they are working on?" - Hielke6991

 

We’ve been busy making new content and getting patches ready but are you reading our blog and the forums lately? We recently played the EU community. We want to know when you can play in Naughty Paws with us. We will have more events in the future as well. 

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Re: **Q&A with the Naughty Dog Development Team: March Edition**

Mar 14, 2013

So with other words you won't fix anything because else it could break the whole game and with 2 man hired in staff that won't be able to unfix again, right?

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Re: UPDATED **Q&A with the Naughty Dog Development Team: March Edition**

Mar 14, 2013
^The last question was posted before the blog, don't act like that ND Smiley Tongue

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Re: UPDATED **Q&A with the Naughty Dog Development Team: March Edition**

Mar 14, 2013

ND: If it's broken don't fix it.

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Why do you guys even try anymore? They aren't going to make any huge fixes at this point. Go find something else to play, there's tons of new games out now and up coming Smiley Indifferent
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Why do you guys even try anymore? They aren't going to make any huge fixes at this point. Go find something else to play, there's tons of new games out now and up coming Smiley Indifferent

 

What good MP game is out now? Smiley Indifferent

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^ Not necessarily the best but there's a bunch out to play. Resident Evil 6, Assassin's Creed 3, PS All-Stars, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, just to name a few with MP.
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Re: UPDATED **Q&A with the Naughty Dog Development Team: March Edition**

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"I believe March is the Last Q&A. Is there gonna be any more Patches regarding to Technical Issues?" - fyiByas

 

Our last Q&A? That’s news to us. We are investigating doing a patch 1.18 but exact content is still TBD. We’ve really pushed the PS3 to its limits with Uncharted 3 Multiplayer and we’re starting to run up against some technical issues that we might not be able to circumvent.

 

I'm glad your continuing to some degree support Uncharted 3.  However are you telling me you pushed the limits on the PS3 yet you can add a Tournament System / or make Free2Pay Version out of the Blue?  (Overpriced DLC / MicroTransactions is Overpriced)   How bout' Fixing the Lag thats plagued this game since around patch 1.14/1.15? Plus not to mention all the bugs that are in matchmaking.  You Say "I'm not gonna support Co-op"  looks like your not doing a swell job in the Competitive Side either.  

 

Pick out 2-3 Things in this Thread that needs to be fixed, then I'll come back. 

 

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/UNCHARTED-3-Drake-s-Deception/Lets-end-the-senseless-patches-...

 

 

I'm not surprised by what you've offered,  though I am Disappointed.   

 

 

"In UC3, The semi-automatics have an input-cap (instead of the ROF-cap that was in place in UC2) to deal with turbo controllers, and due to this mechanic, "jamming" existed as a side effect. In addition, the turbo controllers easily bypass the cap with some programming, while with UC2 ROF-cap those issues were non-existent.

 

Just Fix the Lag if you can.  

 

 



 

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Yeeehaaa! Best Q&A ever!! Smiley Very HappySmiley Very Happy

 

 

 







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Re: UPDATED **Q&A with the Naughty Dog Development Team: March Edition**

Mar 14, 2013

fyiByas wrote:

SweetPoison13 wrote:

 

 

 

"I believe March is the Last Q&A. Is there gonna be any more Patches regarding to Technical Issues?" - fyiByas

 

Our last Q&A? That’s news to us. We are investigating doing a patch 1.18 but exact content is still TBD. We’ve really pushed the PS3 to its limits with Uncharted 3 Multiplayer and we’re starting to run up against some technical issues that we might not be able to circumvent.

 

I'm glad your continuing to some degree support Uncharted 3.  However are you telling me you pushed the limits on the PS3 yet you can add a Tournament System / or make Free2Pay Version out of the Blue?  (Overpriced DLC / MicroTransactions is Overpriced)   How bout' Fixing the Lag thats plagued this game since around patch 1.14/1.15? Plus not to mention all the bugs that are in matchmaking.  You Say "I'm not gonna support Co-op"  looks like your not doing a swell job in the Competitive Side either.  

 

Pick out 2-3 Things in this Thread that needs to be fixed, then I'll come back. 

 

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/UNCHARTED-3-Drake-s-Deception/Lets-end-the-senseless-patches-...

 

 

I'm not surprised by what you've offered,  though I am Disappointed.   

 

 

"In UC3, The semi-automatics have an input-cap (instead of the ROF-cap that was in place in UC2) to deal with turbo controllers, and due to this mechanic, "jamming" existed as a side effect. In addition, the turbo controllers easily bypass the cap with some programming, while with UC2 ROF-cap those issues were non-existent.

 

Just Fix the Lag if you can.  

 

 

 


 


The Free-to-Play is a very different thing. We didn't change the code at all for the Free-to-Play. The tournament did alter the code but that was many, many patches ago. 

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