The first installment in the iconic Uncharted videogame series could be in for a full-blown remake, according to independent sources close to XboxEra’s Jon ‘Sikamikanico’ Clarke and Nick ‘Shpeshal Nick’ Baker. Yes, we really could see an Uncharted remake for PS5.
Speaking on the XboxEra Podcast, Baker clarifies that what they saw didn’t 100% confirm that a Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune remake is in the works. However, it’s clear that it’s “being strongly considered.” It’s unclear if this will be a Naughty Dog project or if it will be handed over to a different studio, but we expect it to be the latter.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about one of the best PS5 games making a grand return with current-gen upgrades. Back in 2021, Bloomberg reported that a new Uncharted project had been in the works under Naughty Dog’s supervision, with a team from Bend Studio having been put in charge of development. Though the game’s scope was never confirmed – Bend removed itself from the project – many at the time believed it would be a remake of an older game like 2007’s Drake’s Fortune.
Should yet another remake in this generation of remakes materialize, then we’d expect the usual suite of graphical upgrades and PS5 features (hello, haptics) to be incorporated. It’s a bit of a strange one, though, considering how well 2015’s remastered The Nathan Drake Collection continues to hold up – we’d highly recommend it as a starting point if you’re yet to dip your toes into the series.
With the remastered trilogy in mind, the question then becomes one of how many of Drake’s adventures will be greenlit. Unless this new Uncharted project is a remake only in spirit and serves as a soft reboot for the series, or will operate as a standalone story, we’d expect Among Thieves and Drake’s Deception to get similar treatment further down the line. This would make for an unsurprising move, considering Sony’s current fervor for generational refreshes.
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