A successful franchise has seen a revival, and it has been revealed why Naughty Dog remastered the Uncharted series and put in additional work to accommodate the games to the better performing PlayStation 4.
- The Nathan Drake Collection launched on October 7th, 2015
- It included the first three games of the Uncharted series, remastered for the PlayStation 4
- Naughty Dog has claimed that 80% of PlayStation 4 users have never played an Uncharted game
- The fourth installment of the series will be releasing in March next year
The Nathan Drake Collection was officially launched earlier this week, on October 7th. It presented with the first three games of the action-adventure saga that have been exclusive for Sony’s consoles. Uncharted’s success is rooted deeply into its exciting gameplay and intricate storyline that genuinely makes players care and want to drive Nathan Drake’s story further.
Be it jungles, deserts or forests, the adventurer weaves in and out of danger, shooting, running and climbing his way through thrilling adventures. It has been considered a perfect blend between Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft.
However, according to Naughty Dog, a majority of PlayStation 4 owners have never played the game. In fact, the developer has conducted a survey, and found that a whopping 80% of PS 4 users never picked up one of their most successful games in the past couple of years.
It’s quite understandable, and almost expected in a way. The series have seen their inception on the PlayStation 3, meaning that most who did own both of Sony’s last two released consoles would not have seen the entire adventure through. That poses as a bit of a problem for the upcoming fourth and final game. ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’ will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on March 18th, 2016.
So, as they did for ‘Last of Us: Remastered”, they decided a revamp is in order.
In order to accommodate fans of the franchise and newcomers to the PS 4 alike, in comes The Nathan Drake Collection. This will offer players the opportunity to replay their favorite game on the better performing console. And, killing two birds with one stone, it will also entice newcomers to either upgrade to the PS 4, or have the collection ready for gamers who do not own a PlayStation yet.
The Nathan Drake Collection does come at an interesting time. Sony announced a price drop for their latest console, and they have not packed themselves with holiday exclusives like their competitor Xbox One. Microsoft’s platform already has a few choice games coming up, reserved only for its owners. This could be one of Sony’s moves to compete and why Naughty Dog remastered the Uncharted series.
For those not yet in the know, Sony has released The Nathan Drake Collection a few days ago, including the first three games of the Uncharted franchise: ‘Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune’, ‘Uncharted 2: Among Thieves’, and ‘Uncharted 3: ‘Drake’s Deception’. The last chapter of Nathan Drake’s story will be coming next year.
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