If you missed out on Nathan Drake's adventures last generation or you just want to relive them on a modern console, then Sony has you covered with today's announcement of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection which packs Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception together for the PlayStation 4. It's coming in October to soothe the pain of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End being delayed into 2016. The PlayStation Blog explains what's included, what isn't, and what's changed.
The team at Bluepoint Games is incomparable regarding their portfolio of ports and remastered releases, and we’ve been working closely with them to bring over our engine to make Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection an exemplary game. That means not only delivering the single-player campaigns of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception in 1080p and 60fps with better lighting, textures, and models, but also adding a range of improvements and additions across all three games including Photo Mode and new trophies. We put together the list of these improvements and additions based on countless forum posts, messages, Tweets, and even through personal conversations we’ve had with a number of you over the years. More on these specifics in future updates.
There are no multiplayer modes here which makes me think that Sony/Naughty Dog do not want to have to run online servers for this compilation in the face of a bigger, better selling Uncharted title next year. If you've never played the Uncharted trilogy than I recommend that you fix that, but as someone who has been through all three of these games on the PS3, I can't see myself going for this re-release. I love Uncharted and already have the new sequel ordered, but don't have any interest in replaying the original games. They're special, unique experiences that are never quite the same when repeated. If you're new to Drake though, then you're in for a treat.