‘Uncharted: The Remastered Trilogy’ PS4 Listing Appears On Retailer Site

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Gamers play "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception" developed by Naughty Dog on Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) during the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 in Los Angeles June 7, 2011.
Gamers play "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception" developed by Naughty Dog on Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) during the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 in Los Angeles June 7, 2011. Reuters

Sony recently announced that its tentpole release for 2015, “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” has been delayed to 2016. Could a remastered version of the original trilogy take it’s place for release this year? While a new retailer listing appears to to indicate gamers will get to take control of Nathan Drake and relive past adventures, all evidence points to the contrary.

IGN reported the listing for “Uncharted: The Remastered Trilogy” first appeared on a Swiss retailer website called CeDe, and was subsequently taken down. The listing advertised a release date of Sept. 30, and supposedly includes all three of the Drake’s PlayStation 3 adventures.

While word quickly spread of the listing, some questioned its legitimacy, particularly because the box art featured with the listing threw up a number of red flags. The art featured an out of date logo for the PlayStation Network, as well as fan-made box art.

As noted by Eurogamer, Sony’s Head of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida has previously stated that the “Uncharted” series is a good candidate for remastering. Sony has hardly been shy about remastering its PS3 classics, the recent announcement of “God of War III Remastered” and the 2013 release of “The Last of Us Remastered” are proof enough of that. 

“There are requests from some consumers for games that were released later in the generation, like Uncharted, which people might have missed. That would be a good candidate,” he said.

However, Yoshida then went on to state that Sony had no intention to flood the market with remasters. Indeed, both “God of War III Remastered” and “The Last of Us Remastered” were developed by the studios who made the original games as a way to get to grips with the new PS4 hardware. Since Naughty Dog already has experience working with the PS4, it would seem to counter-intuitive to have them work on another remaster, especially as their time is better spent working on the recently delayed “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.”

Evidence supporting this comes from a February Game Informer podcast, during which “Uncharted 4” game director, Neil Druckmann stated that the entire team was currently focused on finishing “A Thief’s End.” While this news may come as a disappointment to fans hoping for an HD remaster, there’s always the possibility that a potential remastered version might be handled by a studio which specializes in HD ports, such as Bluepoint Games, who ported the “God of War Collection,” “Ico” and “Shadow of the Colossus” to PS3.

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