Uncharted 4: “Wind Physics” And Nathan Drake Character Model Screens Show The True Power Of PS4

Naughty Dog recently conducted a video panel for Uncharted 4 called “Modeling Nathan Drake: Bringing an Iconic Character to PS4 Panel” at PlayStation Experience. In this Panel, Naughty Dog showed their tech wizardry in how they brought Nathan Drake to life for Uncharted 4. You can check out a selection of high quality screenshots of Nathan Drake from the Panel.

It is almost scary how the animation of the character model looks like a real person.

The Last of Us had pupil dilation for its main characters and Naughty Dog seems to have taken it a step further in Uncharted 4, as can be seen below.

Naughty Dog also confirmed that Naughty Drake has about 800 facial combinations, which is a huge step up from the Nathan Drake character model in Uncharted 3, which had about 120 facial combinations. The game will also have true wind physics, which means Nathan Drake’s clothes and hair will react to the wind. Naughty Dog even went on to mention that his chest hair will be react to the wind too, which you can check out in the GIF below.

If anything, this shows the power of PlayStation 4 and how Naughty Dog has utilized its potential to bring such a realistic looking Nathan Drake to life.

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What do you have to say to this character model of Nathan Drake for Uncharted 4? Let us know in the comments below.

  • iluvrsmith

    OMG, I have the hots for a game character. He is yummy. Great job. Can you make a blow up doll version of him?

  • NuttyTheSquirrel

    This is old technology.

    Very old technology. This technology has been used in foliage many times. It has also been used in hair, and clothing before.

    It isn’t hard at all. All you have to do is have a noise map/texture and select certain parts of the shirt to be affected by the noise texture.

  • Marc D

    The Order brought down the PS4 average scores even lower..

    • Revolver Ocelot

      Congratulations replying to an out of date post. It’s even worse for you now!

      • Marc D

        You conveniently forgot to put the excellent Forza Horizon 2 and MCC on your little Metacritic list, lol. If you included those games on your list, and put Knack’s score on the PS4 side, then you’d lose. Do you work as a cherry picker by any chance?

        • Revolver Ocelot

          You conveniently forgot that FH2 is multiplat and the Disaster Chief Collection is a gang of broken ports. This is a list of full exclusives. But hey, if I constructed a similar list according to your sad demands, I can put TLOU and Guilty Gear Xrd on which further destroys the Shitbox Done.

          Knack is the sixth highest rated full exclusive. The Xbone doesn’t even have one of them. Tragic.

  • Love it! Can’t wait to see how this shapes up over 2015

  • Evan_Beezy

    That Nathan Drake smile definitely has meme potential

  • Swinny UK

    The is freaking GLORIOUS!!!

  • ffggseyuub

    Best graphics ever along with the order and mgsv .and driveclub and infamous ss in 2014

  • datdude

    It’s going to be phenomenal. I’m very interested in the a.i. improvements, and the animation/fluidity of character movements. It’s looking very smooth and detailed, even in it’s pre-alpha state. Very impressive demo overall.

  • mr_stuber

    his chest hair is not moving realistically, this game is going to be dog shit.

    • datdude

      Unless the pubic hair moves, I’m not impressed. Dog shit confirmed.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Again with the chest hair we’re never ever gonna see unless see Nathan up close in a cutscene or something it’s almost pointless to even mention that tbh. otherwise love what Naughty Dog is doing..wonder if Neil Druckmann already knows what he’s doing about a The Last of Us sequel or if it’s even gonna happen.

    • JohnathynMorrow

      It’s not pointless. It’s nuance. You don’t notice it unless it’s up close. That’s the point. Naughty Dog has always been about little details. Little things that like that make it realistic.

      • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

        Not saying doing it was pointless but that the feature they decided to focus the showcase of the nuances on makes it almost pointless – if they had decided to focus on nose hair or arm pit hair or something I would be impressed not that the chest hair wasn’t a standout is all I’m trying to say. I fully understand the intent and purpose of the showcase no need to explain.

  • amazingman

    I hope they make a mode in the game where you just play as the chest hair!

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  • PcRules

    Without a single doubt, this is a F*CK real pc killer!
    I love pc gaming but this just slaughter anything before and YES that means Crysis 3 Pc on Maximum 😀

    PS4 is the real deal, wouldent belive it can put out graphics like this with it’s piss poor weak hardware, im glad that it can.

    PS4 is nextgen after all, FU*K yeah 😉

    • Marc D

      Haha 30fps

      • CH0S3N

        1920×1080 x 60 fps. ND confirms this.

        • JohnathynMorrow

          Not quite. They said they were aiming for 1080p/60fps. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re going to reach that; however, despite this, I still have complete faith in them. They’ve never let us down before.

        • Marc D

          Nope, 30fps. Downgrade 4: A Thief’s End, lol.

      • You are flat out wrong

        Kicks the shit out of anything on the moribund Shitbox Done. :^)

        • Marc D

          Forza 5 1080p 60fps day one, baby.

          • Revolver Ocelot

            Looks like a PS2 game, baby. 🙂

          • Marc D

            Because all PS2 racing games use 1 million polys per car with DoF, HDR, POM, Tessellation, all while running at a locked 60fps 1080p….right? lol

      • You are flat out wrong

        Hahaha no games on the Shitbox Done.

        DirectX 12 isn’t bailing you out.

        • Marc D

          The Xbox One actually has good exclusives, while the PS4 has had flop after flop, looool!

    • NuttyTheSquirrel


  • Guest 007

    WOW! If all this is actually going to end up in the finalized product of U4 then I’m going to be blown away. Naughty Dog is known for harnessing every bit of of the PS3’s power into their Uncharted series and did a spectacular job on The Last of Us as well, so it goes to say that this new Uncharted will be (and I rarely use this adjective) EPIC in every sense of the word. Unlike Ubisoft, I believe ND will deliver on their previews. Hopefully the title’s “A Thief’s End” refers to Sullivan or anyone else BUT Drake because, with these graphics, I’m already looking forward to another sequel to U4!

  • Trim Dose

    Holy damn chest hair reacts to wind!! GOTY 2015 no doubt!!