Uncharted Is Finally Getting A Major Upgrade

By Jason Collins | 1 month ago

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The critically acclaimed 2016 action-adventure Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and its standalone expansion, 2017’s Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, are being bundled up in the Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection. The new collection is heading towards a PlayStation 5 release on January 28 and to Windows PC sometime later next year, as announced by Sony. According to Polygon, the PS5 version of Legacy of Thieves Collection will feature impressive graphical improvements, including three different graphics presets: the Fidelity Mode, which runs the game at 4K resolutions at 30 frames per seconds (fps); Performance Mode, running at 60 fps at a lower resolution, and Performance Plus Mode, which aims for 120 fps at a 1080p resolutions. If you’re not a die-hard fan of GPU-melting graphics, either of these modes sounds fantastic, even the one running at 1080p — a resolution that’s still capable of displaying the full extent of graphical processing power the PS5 has to offer.

The updated version of Uncharted 4 will also make full use of PlayStation 5’s SSD hard drive capabilities to deliver near-instant loading times, paired with a performance boost such technologies grant. Of course, Naughty Dog brought Spatial 3D Audio to the game, granting gamers a more immersive experience across different locations and ambient of both games. Needless to say, DualSense’s haptic feedback is additionally finetuned, along with the adaptive triggers, which will make the feeling of gameplay more rewarding for the players. On the offside, the multiplayer components of both games won’t be a part of this collection.

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In terms of pricing, the entire Uncharted 4 collection is currently available for pre-order at a reasonable price of approx. $50. Players that have previously purchased any of the Uncharted 4 games, including the standalone expansion, and their respective Digital Bundles, can purchase the upgrade for an additional $10, starting at the launch date. Unfortunately, owners of the PS5 Digital Edition console, the one without a disc reader, won’t be able to purchase the PS5 version of the game at a discounted price. Also, PlayStation Plus members who previously obtained Uncharted 4: Thief’s End through their subscription plans aren’t eligible for the $10 upgrade for Sony’s newest console.

Not only did Sony offer a good deal to those who already own the PS4 version of the game, but they also made the deal sweeter. Players in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the US, can upgrade their game via PlayStation store and receive one standard ticket to see the Uncharted film, starring Tom Holland, who for the time being is still Marvel’s most iconic interpretation of the web-slinger. Of course, some restrictions apply, like age, participating theaters, etc.

Unfortunately, Sony didn’t go into too much detail regarding the PC version of The Uncharted 4 Collection, and its release date, which is still in the unknown, promising to reveal more information about the PC launch as we collectively head into 2022. PC gamers are delighted to have another PlayStation-exclusive available on their systems, after speculation about Sony’s distancing from exclusive releases and the announcement of super-successful God of War for PC.