As the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection gets closer, Sony and Naughty Dog have released more information about the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy PlayStation 5 remasters, as well as deals, cheaper buying options, and the PC port coming next year.
At the top of the news is the collection will launch on PlayStation 5 on January 28. This will bring remastered versions of the last two (and as I’d argue, best) Uncharted games to the PS5. The games have already been playable on the system through backwards compatibility, but these versions will come with some extra bells and whistles to take advantage of the PS5’s stronger tech. This includes using the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, as well as visual updates and three different visual modes, as laid out by the PlayStation Blog:
- Fidelity Mode – For those of you who have a 4K display and want super sharp resolution above all else to enjoy the stunning environments and details the Uncharted series is known for, select Fidelity Mode and play in native 4K resolution with a 30fps target framerate.
- Performance Mode – We carried over the high framerate PS4 patch with Performance Mode, which targets a 60fps frame rate.
- Performance+ Mode – If you’re all about the smoothest gameplay possible and don’t mind a resolution drop, try out our first ever Performance+ Mode which targets 120fps* at a 1080p resolution.
The pricing is where Sony starts making good on its promise to make any PS4 to PS5 upgrade a $10 fee following the controversy surrounding Horizon Forbidden West earlier this year. The Legacy of Thieves Collection will run you $50 normally, but if you already own Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, or the digital collection of the two on PS4, you can upgrade to the full Legacy of Thieves Collection for $10. Digital copies will be as simple as an upgrade on the PlayStation Store, but if you own a physical copy of either PS4 game, you’ll have to put the PS4 disc into your system anytime you want to play the PS5 version. This upgrade will not apply to anyone who got Uncharted 4 through PlayStation Plus. Also worth noting, the collection doesn’t include the multiplayer mode that was available as part of either game.
If you’re planning to see (or were otherwise hesitant about paying money to see) the upcoming Uncharted movie starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, anyone in Australia, New Zealand, UK, or US who buys the Legacy of Thieves Collection between now and February 3 will get a voucher code for a ticket to see the movie. The PlayStation Blog says to “stay tuned” for information on other territories. The movie is set to launch in theaters on February 18.
In other news:
- Uncharted 4’s Crash Bandicoot Easter Egg Comes Full Circle in Animated Teaser
- Sony Creates PlayStation PC Label for its PC Ports
- An Ex-PlayStation Employee is Suing the Company for Gender Discrimination
Beyond that, the Legacy of Thieves Collection is also coming to PC, but doesn’t have a specific release window yet beyond 2022. Sony says it will be touching on this at a later date. It does bring attention to the fact that the first three Uncharted games aren’t on the platform. Sony has been making moves to bring its games to PC, but bringing only the last two games in a five-part (six, counting Uncharted: Golden Abyss, though I’d be surprised if that ever goes anywhere other than PlayStation Vita) series feels like such a strange way to introduce Uncharted to new players. Do those first three games hold up in 2021? Depends on who you ask. But they’re still pretty crucial pieces of the series’ puzzle, so it would be nice to see the Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection on PC someday.