“Sully we gotta move!”
Uncharted is being re-mastered for PS4, coming October 9th, 2015, according to Naughty Dog via the PlayStation Blog. This is a huge announcement coming just before E3 on June 16th.
The remaster, interestingly enough is being handled by Bluepoint Games out of Austin, TX. As Arne Meyer stated in the blog post:
“The team at Bluepoint Games is incomparable regarding their portfolio of ports and remastered releases, and we’ve been working closely with them to bring over our engine to make Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection an exemplary game.”
This may put a potential pause in people’s excitement, only because Uncharted: Golden Abyss was developed by Bend Studios and there was some criticism over that. My thoughts are if Naughty Dog are allowing someone else to develop the remaster, it’s because they’re too busy working on something (presumably) more important to them.
Another awesome note to mention, is that there is going to be an Uncharted 4 Multiplayer beta. Buying the Nathan Drake Collection secures your spot once available.
“Oh, and one other important note, buying the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection grants you exclusive access to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer Beta version (while the Beta is available, of course.)”
Oh, and here’s the full box art (I assume that’s what it’ll be, but perhaps it could change)
Note that at the bottom of the box art it says “Single Player Campaigns For All Three Games,” hopefully this doesn’t mean that multiplayer functionality is being left out. Given that The Last of Us Remastered had multiplayer, I’ll just be hopeful. It’s never mentioned on the blog post about multiplayer being included:
“That means not only delivering the single-player campaigns ofUncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, andUncharted 3: Drake’s Deception in 1080p and 60fps with better lighting, textures, and models, but also adding a range of improvements and additions across all three games including Photo Mode and new trophies. We put together the list of these improvements and additions based on countless forum posts, messages, Tweets, and even through personal conversations we’ve had with a number of you over the years. More on these specifics in future updates.”
So there will be future updates, but no confirmed multiplayer at this time. They did mention some pre-order bonuses, but I’m pretty sure the only thing people want to know is more about the U4 Multiplayer Beta Access. Either way, this leaves lots to wonder about and hopefully we will hear more at E3. My presumptions rest with the idea that since Naughty Dog works as a 2-team machine, what is the 2nd team working on that finished up TLoU Remastered, while the other team was obviously working on Uncharted 4. If they’re not working on the remaster, what ARE they working on? Also, will the ND Collection have multiplayer? I hope so, but they haven’t even mentioned it, but instead focused on the Uncharted 4 Multiplayer beta.
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Source: PlayStation Blog
Written by Andrew (@SoAfterISaid)