Alan Tudyk, familiar to mourners of Joss Whedon's Firefly as Wash and star of next year's Star Wars: Rogue One, was set to add Uncharted 4: A Thief's End to his list of credits — until he walked away from the role.
Tudyk talked to IGN about his decision to quit the production of next year's final Nathan Drake adventure. "I quit!" he told them, laughing. "I left because [Naughty Dog] decided to go a different direction with it and so when they did that ... it made my contract null and void," he explained.
Without getting into too many specifics as to why, Tudyk used this as his chance to leave the project. He was joined by Todd Stashwick, who similarly felt that the studio was "making some weird changes" after a turnover in leadership.
Stashwick and Tudyk are working together again on the latter's new original web series, Con Man. Joining the pair on that show is Nathan Drake himself, Nolan North.
A Tudyk-less Uncharted 4 will launch on PlayStation 4 on March 18, 2016. In anticipation of that game, Naughty Dog recently released a remastering of the first three games in the series, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, for PlayStation 4.
Check out some of our gameplay footage from the updated version of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves below.