Uncharted PS4 Collection – Treading water or essential purchase?

So, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is finally official. Sony confirmed the PS4 remaster of the trilogy this morning with an announcement trailer, but we’ve been running cheap preorders since yesterday. It would have been nice to have seen some actual gameplay in the reveal trailer but it’s a safe bet that’s being saved for their E3 show. 

New-gen remasters are a source of controversy amongst many gamers, and we’ve certainly seen a few dubious ones ourselves. But rather than judge them as a whole. we like to think we examine each one on it’s own merits. So let’s take a look at Uncharted and try to establish if this is a quick cash-grab while Sony treads water or an essential purchase.

There are arguments on both sides, but for many gamers, this could be well worth adding to their Christmas wish lists. First up, how about Xbox 360 owners that jumped over to PS4 this-gen? If you never owned a PS3, this is the perfect opportunity to play one of the best series to ever grace the PlayStation brand. When a cheap PS3 presents itself to you, you should take a look at some of the other exclusives too though.

Playing the trilogy for the first time in 1080p and 60 frames-per-second is truly an enviable prospect. Even for players that have already played the series, the visual upgrade must be tempting. That said, let’s see how the game actually looks when we (probably) see it shown off at E3. Early preorders are available from as low as £38, which is great value for three titles. Even more so when you consider early preorders for God of War III Remastered were charging the same price for one game. If you like the look of the game once it’s shown, you could always flog the original trilogy on eBay and put the cash towards the upgraded version.

Is the Uncharted collection a bit of an opportunistic cash-grab though. Well, yes. How could it not be? While it may well have been in development long before Uncharted 4 was delayed into 2016, it’s now set to plug a rather convenient gap in Sony’s Holiday lineup and more importantly, provide a very attractive alternative to Xbox’s Rise of the Tomb Raider. That said, action fans with both consoles are probably looking forward to one of the best Christmas lineups in years!

There will be no multiplayer on the PS4 remasters, which will disappoint fans of the team-based action in Uncharted 2 and 3. On the plus side, this collection will come with access to the upcoming multiplayer beta for Uncharted 4, which will hopefully be an extensive one.

So, overall it would seem that Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is a remaster that could be well worth a look. Stay tuned to Dealspwn.com as we’ll bring you the latest footage and screen so you can make up your own mind. Naturally we’ll post the best prices around the net for you to pick up the game for as cheap as possible. But while we wait, are you interested in picking this up?

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