80% of PS4 Owners Have Not Played Uncharted, According to Naughty Dog
And hence, the Nathan Drake Collection.
One might scoff at the release of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, and with good reason- it seems to be a rather cynical and pared down re-release of some pretty new games, with moderately touched up graphics, and half the content missing in the form of the excised multiplayer modes. Even the name is an echo of Microsoft’s similar (and more ambitious) Halo: The Master Chief Collection released on Xbox One last year.
That’s because, it turns out, most people who own a PS4 have never played any of Nathan Drake’s adventures yet. “We did a lot of research and discovered that about 80 percent of the people that own a PS4 have never played Uncharted, period. That was one of the reasons why we thought remastering it would be a good idea,” Naughty Dog’s Eric Monacelli said in an interview with MCV.
It makes sense- according to Sony’s own admission, most PS4 owners (as many as 50%) did not own a PS3. I just wish that they were accommodating these PS3 owners with true backwards compatibility instead of incessant remasters.