In an interview with Eurogamer about Sony’s plans in 2014 for PlayStation 4, Shuhei Yoshida said that he believes that the Uncharted series would be a great candidate for another remastered edition for PlayStation 4.
“There are requests from some consumers for games that were released later in the generation, like Uncharted, which people might have missed. That would be a good candidate. We don’t want to flood the market with remade games either.”
Now, Arne Meyer (community manager) from Naughty Dog has chimed in about a potential Uncharted Remastered. “When we look at the PS4 generation, especially in the US – I don’t know what the general feeling was in Europe – there were a lot of people who are new to PlayStation platforms, and may have not played Uncharted. It would be a good time for us to leverage all the attention behind it and make it look better. It would be really cool to have. Shuhei really likes the Uncharted series quite a bit, and I think it would be a great way to introduce – I wouldn’t say a new generation – but to expand the people that are bound to know Uncharted.”
The Uncharted series is one of the biggest franchises Sony has right now. With more gamers that never had a PlayStation 3 now getting a PlayStation 4, they would have the opportunity to play the Uncharted trilogy for the first time.
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune first released for PlayStation 3 in 2007. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, released in 2009, is hailed as one of the greatest games of all time. The last Naughty Dog developed in the series, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, was released in 2011. Uncharted: Golden Abyss was released in 2012 for the PlayStation Vita, but it was made by Bend Studios instead of Naughty Dog. This year at the Sony conference, Naughty Dog unveiled a trailer to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, that will be released sometime next year for PlayStation 4.
Much like the Metal Gear Solid franchise, I love the Uncharted series. And with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End coming out sometime next year, having a remastered collection of all three games would be great. However, I would rather have them focus on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End before setting out to do another Remastered edition. Unless they can do it in a much quicker time with the same enhancements The Last of Us: Remastered has, then releasing Uncharted: Enhanced Trilogy must be on the back burner until they are almost done with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
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