The eighth console generation is quickly becoming defined by remasters, and Naughty Dog has just confirmed another one. After apparently being leaked on Sony’s own website, Naughty Dog president, Neil Druckmann has confirmed the existence of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, which will bundle the former trilogy of Uncharted games for PlayStation 3 within a new package on PlayStation 4.
The predictable refinements for these three PlayStation 3 classics will be offered, namely the addition of native 1080p resolution in their PlayStation 4 incarnations, along with 60fps framerate performance, and improved lighting and textures. Druckmann also promised new trophies to earn for all three games, along with some gameplay refinements that will be divulged later. Curiously, the multiplayer and co-op suites of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception won’t be featured however, with both only containing their single-player campaigns. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune would be unaffected in this case though, as that game was single-player-only to begin with.
Since Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is meant to prepare new PlayStation adopters for next year’s release of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, similar to Microsoft’s release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One as a way to compile the series’ mainline canon leading up to this year’s Halo 5: Guardians, anyone who pre-orders the compilation will get guaranteed access to a multiplayer beta for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End! The beta has no date yet, but it will be held this year for certain, according to Naughty Dog. Other pre-order incentives include the ‘Nathan Drake Pack’, which nets you new single-player skins, along with the Golden AK-47 and Golden 92FS in-game guns. Finally, those who pre-order the collection digitally from the PlayStation Store will also score a free dynamic theme for their PlayStation 4 console.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will exclusively hit PlayStation 4 on October 9th of this year for North America. Those in Europe will get it a couple of days earlier, on October 7th.
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