Semaphore comments on "Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta being a copy of Uncharted" accusations
- By Sehran Shaikh
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When Semaphore first revealed Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta, gaming community and critcs across the globe gave it a title "Clone or Copy of Uncharted series".
HERE are few comparison screenshots showing you similarities between both these game.
But finally Semaphore has broken their silence and commented on the Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta being a copy of Uncharted accusations.
In a recent interview to "Next-Game.PL", Ahmad Jadallah, Writer and Director of Unearthed and the Director of Development at Semaphore, was asked, "When you announced Trial of Ibn Battuta, almost whole gaming world said, that this is a copy of Uncharted. Are you not afraid of that kind of comparisons?"
To this, Ahmad Jadallah replied, "There are a lot of similarities between our game and titles like Uncharted, Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones in the sense that they are all third person action adventure games set in modern\recent times and are about treasure hunting of sorts. Yet of course each one of those aim to differentiate itself by carving its own niche. We are doing that as well, but due to the episodic nature of our game the difference will start to show up clearly in future episodes. But rest assured that we are fans of the Uncharted series and we would do our very best to honor it. Think of Unearthed as the ultimate form of fanboyism where you go beyond being passionate about your beloved game and create something new inspired by it and adding your own culture and unique spin to it."
Ahmad Jadallah was further asked about some unique features in Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta, that is even better than Naughty Dog production?
To this Ahmad Jadallah replied, "Naughty Dog is a big established studio that has decades of delivering AAA gamesand we are an up and coming studio. So our aim is not to compete with their production level and it doesn't make sense to compare ourselves to them over than to see what best practices they and other studios are following in their production process and try to learn and improve ourselves. Having said that, Unearthed is presented in an episodic format and on many platforms and featuring new settings and storylines that were never featured in games or movies before."
What you guys have to say, whether Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta is a copy of Uncharted, or the game is inspired by a series and is the ultimate form of fanboyism?.
Let us know your views to us in the comment section below.
A brand new story trailer of Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta was released earlier today giving out details as to what exactly the game is all about, Watch it HERE.