Sony Interactive Entertainment announced how Naughty Dog’s two Uncharted games would upgrade PlayStation 5 owners.
As per custom, the details come from the PlayStation Blog: There will be several graphical options on PlayStation 5: “Fidelity Mode – For those of you who have a 4K display and want super sharp resolution above all else to enjoy the stunning environments and details the Uncharted series is known for, select Fidelity Mode and play in native 4K resolution with 30 frames per second target framerate. Performance Mode – We carried over the high framerate PlayStation 4 patch with Performance Mode, which targets 60 frames per second frame rate. Performance+ Mode – If you’re all about the smoothest gameplay possible and don’t mind a resolution drop, try out our first ever Performance+ Mode, which targets 120 frames per second (requires a compatible 120hz display) at a 1080p resolution.”
Then, the post detailed the features: “Thanks to the power of the PlayStation 5 console, the load time is near-instant so you can jump into the action faster than Nate or Chloe can draw their weapons (which, if you’ve seen Chloe take on a band of mercenaries before, is pretty fast). Enjoy Spatial 3D Audio (via built-in TV speakers or analogue / USB stereo headphones), know where the shots are coming from, and immerse yourself in the ambience of the locations across both games. With the DualSense wireless controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, we’ve fine-tuned the rumble and resistance here: feeling the 4×4 vehicles roll along in your hands or landing a punch and then rope swinging to safety has never been so rewarding.”
What about the pricing and upgrade possibilities? “Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection will be available physically and digitally for the PlayStation 5 console for $49.99 / €49.99 MSRP. Players who purchased Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, or Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End & Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Digital Bundle have the option to pay $10 / €10 to upgrade to Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Digital Version. The upgrade will be available starting at launch on January 28, 2022.
Owners of PlayStation 4 disc copies must insert them into the PlayStation 5 every time they want to download or play the PlayStation 5 digital versions. PlayStation 4 game disc owners who buy the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition disc-free console will not get the PlayStation 5 version for the discounted price. PlayStation Plus members who claimed Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End via their PlayStation Plus subscription are not eligible for the $10 / €10 digital PlayStation 5 upgrade. Please note that the multiplayer mode included in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will not be a part of this new collection.”
There’s also an Uncharted movie ticket offer. Still, not every country is eligible for it: “Between now and February 3, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PT, players in select countries can purchase or upgrade to Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection on PlayStation 5 via PlayStation Store and receive a voucher code for one standard ticket to see the Uncharted movie in participating theatres starting from February 2022. Must be a resident of Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States. Age restrictions apply. Ticket code delivered via email on or around February 9, 2022. Stay tuned for offer availability in additional countries.”
PC players will have to wait for further details, which was bound to happen. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection will launch on January 28 on PlayStation 5 and later on PC (Steam, Epic Games Store). And what Rockstar move did we mention in the title? You can no longer buy Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy anymore on PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store. Sony wants you to get the new version and the new console. Rockstar flopped hard with the Grand Theft Auto trilogy when they did a similar delisting… so you can only get the 40-dollar PS4 bundle.