Uncharted Trilogy: According to Naughty Dog, Uncharted debuted on PC with only the fourth installment in the series. While the older games today may still hold up fairly well narratively, they would require a major overhaul visually to compete with the latest PC titles.
The studio recently discussed a pivotal moment for expanding the way it delivers unforgettable games to a massive, global audience. To introduce newcomers to the Uncharted series on PC, the developers examined their catalog and selected the latter Uncharted titles. Naughty Dog believed that the PS3-era games were simply too outdated visually to justify a PC port, causing many players to wonder why they have to start from the fourth entry in the iconic series.
The studio believes in the narrative aspect of the first three titles, however believes “they would require a major overhaul visually to stand up to modern PC releases and the expectations players may have.” The team views the franchise as standalone adventures suitable for both new and old fans. Moreover, Uncharted 4 introduced plenty of new characters to the series, making it even more appealing as a starting point.
Although it may still sound like a bummer to some PC players, ten years is an extremely long time for a video game, regardless of how captivating its story and characters may be. It appears that Sony and Naughty Dog are unlikely to take on the full-scale remakes of the older Uncharted games, like The Last of Us Part 1. The Nathan Drake Collection is your best chance to experience the entire story of Nate and Sully.
As time passes, the number of concurrent players for Legacy of Thieves Collection on PC continues to increase. According to SteamDB, over 9,000 players have been playing the game at the time of writing, but this number is likely to increase significantly as the weekend approaches. In comparison, God of War peaked with over 73,000 players, while Horizon Zero Dawn attracted over 56,000 players during its launch week, so Uncharted may also reach peak numbers soon.