The PS Vita’s Uncharted: Golden Abyss mightn’t be a main entry in the Uncharted franchise, but it certainly stars Nathan Drake. Naughty Dog’s Arne Meyer recently explained why the game isn’t bundled as part of the upcoming Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.
“It was definitely under consideration, because we were trying to see how we could collect all of the Uncharted games,” Meyer said during a panel at EGX last week.
“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.
“We wanted to keep that as a holistic collection for that reason, and Golden Abyss kind of lives a little bit outside of that.”
Meyer also explained why multiplayer was removed from the bundle.
“We were thinking about both our player population – we still have players playing Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3 multiplayer [on PS3], and we still haven’t shut those servers down; we don’t have a plan to do that right now – and so, we were like, did we want to affect that player population, and splinter it even more so,” Meyer said.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is out October on PS4. Expect our review soon.