Uncharted 4 Director Had To Ask One ‘Sexist Focus Tester’ To Leave A Session

Neil Druckmann has revealed in an interview in the newly announced Glixel website, that there was an incredibly sexist focus tester that had to be removed from one of the later sessions. The reason why the focus had a major issue is quite spoiler-driven so we’ll include it below but READ AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.

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Druckmann: When I’m introducing and describing a new character to our lead character concept artist, constantly she will ask, “What if it was a girl?” And I’m like, Oh, I didn’t think about that. Let me think, does that affect or change anything? No? Cool, that’s different. Yeah, let’s do it.

Initially, in the epilogue, it was Nate’s son. Something similar happened with the mansion they go into. That was an old English guy’s house. She asked, Well, what if it was a woman?

You have some sexist focus testers who were really upset by Nadine beating up Nate, and really upset at the end when it was Nate’s daughter. To the point where we had to ask one guy to leave. In his core, it just affected him. He was cursing, “Not you, too, Naughty Dog! Goddammit. I guess I’m done with Uncharted, if you guys ever make another one, with his daughter. This fucking bullshit.”

And I was like, Wow, why does that matter?

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