This Uncharted Bundle Has a Lot, But Is It Enough?
Sony seems to have crafted a late holiday gift for Uncharted fans. Two popular installments in the Uncharted franchise, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, are getting an upgraded release. It’ll show up on PS5 on January 28th, with a PC version some time in the future.
The games have been upgraded to take advantage of the PS5’s stronger hardware. There’s three graphical options to pick from: Fidelity, Performance, and Performance+. These essentially act like pre-made graphics settings from PC games. Fidelity aims for high resolution and a 4K display, though only at 30fps. Performance+ is the opposite, offering 120fps at a noticeably decreased resolution. The normal “Performance” mode is, as you’d expect, somewhere in the middle.
But other upgrades are baked into the game. Sony promises faster load times and “Spatial 3D Audio”, as well as tweaked controller rumble settings intended to increase immersion.
The whole package comes out to $49.99 USD. Though if you already own both halves of this product, you’ll only be charged 10$ for an upgrade to the digital version. There’s also a way to snag a free ticket to the upcoming Uncharted movie, though there’s some limitations. The details are all on Sony’s blog post about this whole release.
With all that said, some fans aren’t as excited for this release. One player compares it to a similar release seen by the Spider-Man franchise – one that offered something that Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection lacks. Save file transfers are important, and their absence makes owners of the original products hesitant – they don’t want to play through the same content more than they have to! Sony hasn’t rejected the idea of save file transfers, though if they planned to include it, it’d be strange to keep that information hidden.