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Naughty Dog PSN IDs Hidden In Uncharted 3 Says Justin Richmond

Uncharted3_LogoDuring my interview with Justin Richmond, game director of Uncharted 3 he talked about what Naughty Dog have hidden in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and revealed that Drake wasn’t always played by Nolan North.

Richmond said “Jeremy Yates our lead animator is a surprising number of mocap moves for Drake because he’s almost the exact same size as Nolan [North]. So any time where Nolan either sick or might get hurt we’d chuck him [Yates] in the suit. So there are definitely moments where Jeremy is in the game.” I love the fact that Naughty Dog were prepared to risk their lead animator over Nolan when things got a bit hairy.

Richmond himself also found himself on the motion capture (mocap) stage. He said that “I played a bunch of the secondary roles on the mocap stage but not in the suit. I would just stand in like and someone would take my place. So if we needed like 8 guys, I’d be one of the 8 guys and someone would switch and become me but I’d be standing there and not in the game.”

As far as hidden items in the game, Richmond said “There are lots of textures that are in-jokes with the company. Like PSN IDs, last names or faces. All kinds of things. There’s lots of those.”

You can also read about Richmond discussing the recent Harrison Ford Uncharted 3 trailer here.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is released on the 2nd Nov 2011 on PlayStation 3.