Even we're starting to get sick of PlayStation 4 re-releases now, but we'd happily put aside our port fatigue for an Uncharted Collection on Sony's latest machine. There have been rumours regarding upgraded versions of Nathan Drake's previous escapades for a while now, and with sequel Uncharted 4: A Thief's End delayed, it's looking like a good fit for Christmas.
And it could be in production at Bluepoint Games, assuming that you're willing to read into a couple of job listings that it's posted. The firm – which is perhaps best known for the God of War Collection and the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection – is currently hiring for a remaster of a "critically acclaimed franchise on a current-generation console".
It does list PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as the platforms in the post overviews, but it's very specific in the recruitment text about this being a single format thing. Of course, it could be referring to any number of properties, but we know that the Austin-based outfit has a good relationship with Sony. There are also other hints elsewhere in the advertisements.
For example, the VFX Artist position mentions that one of the candidate's responsibilities will include "mastering a proprietary game engine effects pipeline". This seemingly rules out titles built on the likes of the Unreal Engine, and tends to allude to something like Naughty Dog's own internal engine, which only it uses.
Even more intriguingly, it posted a job listing in late 2014, requesting a Character Artist to help it to "remaster a highly acclaimed AAA handheld product on a current-generation console". That one only referenced the PS4 as the intended system. Interestingly, a rumour from last year suggested that PlayStation Vita exclusive Uncharted: Golden Abyss would feature as part of a hypothetical Master Thief Collection.
While Naughty Dog did handle production of The Last of Us Remastered internally, we suspect that porting four titles to the PS4 while still trying to complete Uncharted 4 would stretch the studio a little too thin. Bluepoint Games certainly has the pedigree to do the property justice, though, and we reckon that all of this seems logical.
Of course, we are connecting dots here, so don't take this as a confirmation by any means. However, we do reckon that some kind of Uncharted Collection with beta access for the franchise's forthcoming native PS4 foray would be a compelling proposition this Christmas. Would you buy it, though? Sing along to Nate's Theme in the comments section below.
[source jobs.gamasutra.com, via jobs.gamasutra.com, jobs.gamasutra.com, neogaf.com, neogaf.com]
I would definitely buy it I would be almost surprised if it includes golden abyss though
I would certainly consider buying it even though I still have all 3 and my PS3 to play them on... My favourite exclusive franchise!
@ReigningSemtex That original rumour suggested it would include card game Fight For Fortune, too.
@get2sammyb ah I see I forgot about that I just assumed golden abyss either way just playing through uncharted 2 on ps4 would be great it was the game that introduced me to the series
I tried my absolute hardest to like these games but I just couldn't. Played thru 2 and 3 start to finish but they just never clicked with me for whatever reason and I got very bored by about the midpoint.. But this is great news if true especially for the Xbox converts that never got to play them!
I'd love this, only played one of them before.
Probably the one franchise I wish I could play on my 360
I am so ready for this.
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I would buy it, considering I only played the first one, and wanted to get into the franchise. Just please remove the multiplayer component.
They should just put all their effort into remastering 2 & be done with it. It's the only Uncharted game worthy of the praise anyway
A lot of people want it so it makes sense. Will also fill a corner. It should not be flaunted as the big Christmas hope though, Sony should - and hopefully would - have more sense. Personally I couldn't care, the games bore the pants off of me and I also feel these sort of rereleases should be every other generation. There's far better PS2/Gamecube/Xbox games that should be getting remastered than these three games which Sony will soon be charging you again for getting over PS Now.
That would be pretty sweet. Sadly Uncharted 3 would lose 3D though. Since we got a 3D TV, I've been playing through Uncharted 3 again in 3D, and it's pretty sweet. Sadly I also doubt they would update either of the first two games to improve the gameplay by giving then Uncharted 3's melee and stuff like that.
I want more Uncharted now goddammit! Even if it is replaying the old ones!! Give me more shiny graphics, more trophies and more interviews with the developers talking about how goddam-awesome Uncharted is. Is that really too much to ask?
Good idea. Bear in mind that a lot of people (myself included) came from Xbox 360 so haven't played the Uncharted games. A trilogy would be an excellent idea as it gives all those players access to the Uncharted franchise on their PS4, with upgraded/'next-gen' graphics. £40 for three games is actually not too bad and I think it would sell quite well.
While it seems like a non-brainer, I dont think Id buy it w/ 4 coming out, Id rent 4, then just wsit for the box set that contains all 5 games a year or 2 later.
And if you dont think they'll do it, how many God of War collections have there been?
Golden Abyss would be awesome... It's the only one I have never got to play since I don't own a Vita.
I really want it. Please be true! And pleeeease call it the Master Thief Collection!
I wouldn't be buying but hopefully whoever does the inevitable Uncharted Collection that will be the 'great surprise exclusive' of E3, throws in Golden Abyss because that's actually a good game that went overlooked because it was a Vita game. Like Gravity Rush and a few others, that game would benefit from a second chance on PS4.
I will be really disappointed if this remaster is the blockbuster exclusive for this christmas launch window
I honestly don't think I'll buy, but I will admit that it would cool to get Golden Abyss at least as an HD downloadable game. It's really the only Vita game I'm really interested in and I haven't looked at the Vita's library enough, so maybe I would buy if it was included.
I would buy it for Drakes fortune at 1080p 60fps.
I will buy it
Didn't own PS3, so this is a must for me (also would be awesome if they included Golden Abyss-the only Uncharted I actualy played and loved it) !!
@Jaz007 Why wouldn't it be 3D?
I really like some of the re-masters. Loved Tomb Raider, sleeping dogs in particular. Uncharted would be a day 1 purchase for me. I love all 4 so far, drakes fortune being mu favorite
Yes please!! The Mass Effect trilogy would be great also.
@cherrypoppa I said this before, I really don't see the point in remastering games from last gen unless they ran terrible on the ps3 (any Bethesda game for example..)
Uncharted (and Mass Effect) ran great on the PS3 (admitted ME did have long loading times) and IMO don't need a remaster.I think you should only do a remaster if there really is a lot to gain by doing it
@Worlock_ed Because no PS4 gmes have been in 3D as the feature has sadly been abandoned.
Trine 2, Zen pinball and Sniper Elite 3 can be plaeyed in 3D.
Won't get excited about this until there's an official announcement, but yes, this would be one port I would definitely get.
@Jaz007 it may not, due to zombie army trilogy having 3d capabilities on ps4 this could be possible
@hoffa007 It did? That's sick. Maybe there's a bit of hope for some 3D this gen then.
my body is ready
The delay would be "Alls forgiven" if so!!
They would have to remaster the first one though.
The controls are horrible
What the hell, Sully?!
@jaz007 there is still hope
I want to believe!
I'd buy the sh!t out of a collection. I loved golden abyss too. That card game, no thanks.
I'd definitely love to own and play an Uncharted Collection on PS4, but it wouldn't be end of the world if it didn't include Golden Abyss.
(give me another reason to own a Vita sooner lol)
I would be extremely surprised if we didn't see an Uncharted collection for PS4 released sometime this Autumn to help fill the gaping hole left by Uncharted 4's recent delay.
This would definitely lessen the blow of Uncharted 4 missing 2016.
But I only want it if it isn't a broken piece of junk like Halo: MCC was.
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