With a sizable gap left behind by Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End delay into next year, Sony is hoping to give fans their dose of Nathan Drake this year with the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. Officially revealed after a leak prior to E3, the collection features all three core games in one package with updated graphics, lighting, better draw distance, character models taken from the game’s cinematics, and having the game locked in at 1080p/60 frames per second.
Not content to just fix up each game’s visual quality, developer Bluepoint Games is going one step further by updating and adding in a number of changes that should make long time fans very happy.
According to Kotaku, Bluepoint has gone back to the drawing board, balancing the traditional dynamic difficulty system found in the three games and tweaking certain aspects that should help the titles flow better. Better yet, the developer is adding in a new difficulty mode, currently known as Brutal, which is reportedly challenging even the most skilled QA testers at the company.
Many fans felt that the motion controls from Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune were clunky, especially when using the motion controls to keep Drake centered as he crossed a fallen log. In response to this, Bluepoint games is removing the need for motion controls when crossing logs completely, and letting players decide if they want to use motion controls for grenade throwing or not by activating it from the options menu.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection brings all three PlayStation 3 titles mostly intact and upgraded to the PlayStation 4, though the developers have confirmed that the popular multiplayer components will not be included in the package. Naughty Dog community manager, Eric Monacelli, confirmed that the main reason the devs decided not include this mode was to prevent division among the player base.
While the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End delay into Spring of 2016 still stings, especially after that impressive E3 demo, fans can still get an early taste of the game through a planned multiplayer beta coming later this year. Gamers who pick up Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will also get day one access whenever the beta kicks off.
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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection launches on October 7 for the PlayStation 4.