"It was definitely under consideration, because we were trying to see how we could collect all of the Uncharted games," community strategist Arne Meyer told Power Up Gaming at EGX 2015. "But when we went back and looked at what we were trying to do with The Nathan Drake Collection, we realised that those three games – the trilogy – actually provided a particular narrative arc that led into Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. We wanted to keep that as a holistic collection for that reason, and Golden Abyss kind of lives a little bit outside of that."
As someone who doesn't own a PlayStation Vita, this writer would have loved to play an upgraded version of Golden Abyss on the PlayStation 4. Having said that, it may have felt out of place next to the trilogy originally made for the console space. Are you upset that you can't play Golden Abyss in The Nathan Drake Collection? Let us know in the comments below.