Uncharted: Golden Abyss Wasn’t Included In The Nathan Drake Collection For Story Considerations
That answer literally makes no sense.
This year, all three existing numbered Uncharted games are being remastered and brought to the PS4 in one package as Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, in a move that echoes Microsoft’s with Halo last year. That said, while it’s great that the three mainline games will soon be on the PS4 for all to enjoy, Sony missed a prime opportunity to also remaster and bring the fourth Uncharted adventure to the PS4, and have it exposed to a wider audience along the way- Golden Abyss.
Uncharted: Golden Abyss was released on the PlayStation Vita back in 2012 as a launch title, and while it is generally considered to be one of the weakest games in the franchise by all those who played it, it is still an entry in the franchise starring Nathan Drake, and slots into the series timeline rather nicely (it took place before any of the three mainline games). Is that not reason enough to include the game in the Collection?
“We went back and looked at what we were trying to do with the Nathan Drake Collection, we realized that those three games – the trilogy – actually provided a particular narrative arc that led into Uncharted 4. We wanted to keep that as a holistic collection for that reason, and Golden Abyss kind of lives a little bit outside of that,” Naughty Dog’s Arne Meyer said at EGX.
I’m really not sure I buy it, frankly- then again, while I have been excited at the prospect of Uncharted looking even better, I have been vocally unhappy with how The Nathan Drake Collection has been handled.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection launches on the PS4 in October.