Speaking to Game Informer, studio co-president Evan Wells said that Nathan Drake's first adventure originally took place in an underwater facility similar to that in the 2K Games series.
"We went through a lot of iterations with different ideas. Our very first tech demo we built with our water technology was called the 'moon pool'," he said.
"In one of the early concepts we had, the game was going to take place in some underwater facility. Actually, it had a resemblance to BioShock."
Wells went on to point out the irony in the fact that BioShock was originally meant to take place on a tropical island similar to those featured in the Uncharted series.
"It was funny because we read an interview with Ken Levine and he was saying that one of their initial concepts was this tropical island and I was like, 'Wow, we're both crossing paths there with those ideas'. We started off building this underwater facility."
New entries in both series are currently in the works. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception will release for the PS3 on November 1 in the US and November 4 in the UK. BioShock Infinite is slated for a multi-platform release next year.
Watch five minutes of Uncharted 3 footage below: