While the PlayStation 4 may be garnering a bit of a reputation for re-releases, The Last of Us Remastered is the only real port currently in Sony's portfolio. Granted, the likes of Escape Plan and Sound Shapes did accompany the console at launch, but these seemed more like late additions to the platform holder’s cross-buy initiative, rather than full-on remakes.
However, with rumours swirling regarding a next-gen edition of Beyond: Two Souls, likeable Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has hinted that some kind of Uncharted Collection would be ace. “There are requests from some consumers for games that were released later in the generation, like Uncharted, which people might have missed,” he said. “That would be a good candidate.”
Earlier in the year, an Italian site suggested that Nathan Drake was set to leap into the new generation in a five game pack, featuring all of his PlayStation 3 adventures, as well as Vita spin-offs Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Uncharted: Fight for Fortune. Somewhat surprisingly, this has failed to materialise as of yet – but it would make a nice promotional tool for the series’ upcoming sequel, don't you think?
Whether it actually is on the agenda or not, Yoshida is conscious of the fact that the manufacturer can’t simply stuff the retail channel with dozens upon dozens of ports. “We don't want to flood the market with remade games,” he concluded. Personally, we don’t have a problem with the re-releases, as long as they’re accompanied by new and original titles. With the likes of Metro: Redux and Grand Theft Auto V on the way from third-parties this year, though, the firm may just want to pump the brakes for now.