The rumours and leaks were at least partially true, and now we know for sure that two more PlayStation exclusives are finally coming to the PC. Though the leaks had us hoping that the entire Uncharted collection will be available on PC, at the moment we’re getting the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy as part of the Legacy of Thieves Collection. The games will be remastered and optimised for PC and PlayStation 5.
The PlayStation 5 remaster will be arriving to the console in early 2022, and the PC version will follow, but the exact release date for PC has not yet been announced. PlayStation in their official announcement promised more details regarding the remaster a bit closer to the date, and we’re eagerly waiting for further info.
This is the very first time PlayStation’s own, signature action adventure is being ported to PC. Previous PlayStation exclusives, such as Days Gone and Horizon Zero Dawn, that came to PC were not PlayStation’s own games, so perhaps this may signal even more exclusives being ported.
The remaster trailer showed impressive graphic upgrades and with the remaster for PlayStation 5 as well as PC, in addition to graphics, the frame rates will be significantly improved. While this generally isn’t an issue for PC players, the PlayStation 5 players can re-experience the game.
It’s unclear right now whether Sony is trying to bring more PC gamers to consoles by giving them the taste of one of its most exclusive series, or whether the issues of porting PS3 games to PC is what is stopping Sony from releasing the entire trilogy.
While this news is exciting, especially for PC players, we question Sony’s decision not to bring the Nathan Drake’s original trilogy to the PC players as well. PC players who will be playing Uncharted for the first time are essentially getting introduced to Nathan Drake at the end of his story.
Responding to PlayStation’s official announcement, some fans are already voicing their displeasure at the lack of the original Uncharted trilogy remaster (and port) for PC. As one fan pointed out, giving PC players Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: Lost Legacy first is like wanting someone to watch The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, and showing them only The Return of The King.
Some PlayStation fans are unhappy with Sony’s porting of their exclusives to PC, and not so much because of its exclusivity, but rather more to do with the idea that the upgrade from PS4 to PS5 will cost the console players who have already paid for the games, while the PC players will get to pay for the game once.
There is no doubt that the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves will introduce a lot more players to one of the PlayStation’s staple action adventures. The Uncharted spotlight will be further enhanced by the live-action Uncharted movie set to release in 2022 and it will be a prequel to the original Nathan Drake trilogy, showing how Nate came to meet and befriend Victor Sullivan (Sully).
This may entice the players to play the original trilogy on the PlayStation before the movie is released, which looks like a clear win for Sony.
More details will follow regarding the remaster specifics and the exact release date, so watch this space.