What once was only going to be a DLC pack is now a standalone game. That might explain why new rumors have "Uncharted: The Lost Legacy" sporting just a 10-hour story. Speaking at the recent BAFTA Game Awards, Naughty Dog director Arney Mayer shed a little more light on what we can expect to see when the title launches later this year.

IBTimes UK reports the offshoot game might be a little bit longer but will weigh in with roughly that length of time. It's a bit of a surprise in a day and age when most games are shooting for stories that are 15 hours or more.

Of course, this series is a bit different from what we've seen in recent releases as it is far more linear an doesn't have a ton of open world elements.

How it went from DLC to standalone

Mayer also talked about how "Uncharted: The Lost Legacy" went from being a planned expansion for "Uncharted 4" to something that could stand on its own two feet. “Years ago, when we were asked if we were ever doing a single player expansion we always said, ‘Well, we don’t have the self-discipline to do that’. If we tried to do that we’d create a full game." Mayer said.

He went on to say that there wasn't a way Naughty Dog could find a way to constrain themselves. While the game doesn't appear to be that long, it turned out that it is longer than they had meant to make it when they started the project.

They ended up putting together a story that could not be just some DLC for another title. It became rather obvious they needed to release this on its own.

When is it coming?

One of the things Mayer still didn't shed any light on, is just when "Uncharted: The Lost Legacy" is going to be launching. While the talk is that this new game will be launching this fall, there hasn't been a date confirmed.While there have been some reports we can expect the title in September, that appears to be more common sense than inside information.

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We've also gotten some information on what the main characters are going to be doing, though more explanation of where the story is going to take the characters hasn't been divulged yet either. As with most games coming out this fall, it's a safe bet we'll learn more about what Naughty Dog has in store at this year's E3. It's a safe bet that we will indeed get the release date when it is shown off this summer. Until then, we'll just know that when the game does launch, it's not going to be the investment in time we've seen from so many open world games these days.