Uncharted 4 PC

The Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection PC port recorded an all-time player count of only 10,851 after its very first weekend on the platform, which is significantly lower compared to Sony's previous efforts. It comes closest to the open worlder Days Gone, but even then, the Sony Bend game had over 27,000 players riding and tuning their motorbikes upon launch. This is a huge dropoff no matter which way you look at it.

It only reads worse the higher up the table you go for the Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy remasters. Sony's most popular PC port at launch is still God of War, which attracted over 73,000 players. Marvel's Spider-Man had more than 66,000 web-slingers, and over 56,000 PC users teamed up with Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn. Via SteamDB, these stats are the highest number of players in the game at any one time.

A couple of reasons could be contributing to the general disinterest in the Uncharted PC port, one of which being this is the fourth entry in a story-focused series, released alongside its spin-off. PC users haven't been handed the chance to get to know Nathan Drake in the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, which brought the first three titles to PS4. As for why Naughty Dog decided not to first port that collection to PC, it said that while the games "still stand the test of time narratively, they would require a major overhaul visually to stand-up to modern PC releases and the expectations players may have". However, the studio is always considering PC ports of its future games.

Other factors could include the busy period it released in; we've reached the business end of the year, so PC users may opt for new releases over remasters of older games. Additionally, the port hasn't been handed much in the way of marketing, which combined with how quiet Sony was with the project, means some may not even realise it's out yet.

Still, we found the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection to be a "fantastic" port that ships with "all of the graphical prowess" you'd expect out of a PC title. Were you one of the 10,000 playing it? Let us know in the comments below.

[source steamdb.info, via resetera.com]