The first couple of years of this budding console generation has seen both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 have their respective libraries fleshed out by remasters of well-loved titles from previous systems. It seems like this trend isn’t about to dry up just yet, as rumours persist that the Uncharted trilogy is to receive the same treatment.
Fans have long speculated that the first three Uncharted games would be a perfect fit for the practice. The trio were known for their jaw-dropping graphics when they released on the PlayStation 3, and a new lick of paint would probably make them just as much of a showcase for the PlayStation 4. There’s already a precedent as well, as Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us was remastered just last year.
Now it seems that an announcement of the project could be imminent. French retailer CeDe has listed Uncharted: The Remastered Trilogy for a release on September 30, 2015. The product description for the title simply states that it will feature the first three games in HD, and that more information will arrive soon.
Of course, a retailer listing is by no means evidence that the game is real. Gamers have seen this sort of placeholder added to a website countless times, only for nothing to come of it — but the fact that fans have heard so many rumblings of a collection suggests that there’s something in the works; there’s no smoke without fire.
Last year, Naughty Dog community manager Arne Mayer gave a cagey response to questions regarding the possibility of a PlayStation 4 re-release for the series. Then, just a few weeks ago, job postings from Texas-based developer Bluepoint Games seemed to suggest that they might be the team tasked with porting the games to the system.
An Uncharted collection would undoubtedly please many fans, but it would also plug a significant hole in Sony’s 2015 release schedule following the delay of Uncharted 4. Fans of the series will be thirsting for an action-adventure come this winter, and the chance to revisit the series thus far could be the best choice to hold them over.
Evidence continues to mount that the Uncharted collection is real in some form — but consumers will likely have to wait until E3 for an official announcement. Fans have plenty to be excited about with the prospect of a remastered version of the original trilogy, but many will still be disappointed that they won’t see a new installment in the series until next year. Stay tuned to Game Rant for coverage of any new developments as they happen.