According to Naughty Dog’s own research, around 80 percent of owners have never played an Uncharted game. That’s part of the reason why the developer says in a new interview that it believes the upcoming PS4 compilation pack can be successful.
“It’s pretty massive,” Naughty Dog’s Eric Monacelli said in an about the pool of PS4 owners who have never played any game in the action-adventure series. “We did a lot of research and discovered that about 80 percent of the people that own a PS4 have never played Uncharted, period. That was one of the reasons why we thought remastering it would be a good idea.”
Sony said previously that . To accommodate those owners who are new to the PlayStation ecosystem, executive Andrew House that Sony was looking to remaster back-catalog games for the PS4. Sony has already released remastered versions of PS3 games and. Looking ahead, the company recently said it , while.
Overall, Monacelli said Naughty Dog’s expectations for The Nathan Drake Collection “are high.” Sony is putting some heavy marketing weight behind it, too, as the company has created a TV ad for the game using Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion.” The ad plays regularly during primetime programming in the US.
The Nathan Drake Collection, which includes 1080p/60fps versions of the PS3 games , , and (but ), was developed by Bluepoint Games, not Naughty Dog. It launches on October 9 and also comes with access to the multiplayer beta, which .
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