This new generation of consoles has given us a lot of great improvements and games so far, but one of the bigger characteristics to seemingly take hold since the start have been game delays. There’s certainly been no shortage of delays this generation with many high profile, triple-A titles missing their original release dates like Watch_Dogs, Batman: Arkham Knight, Evolve, and now most recently Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
For many, this delay came as sort of a surprise, as Naughty Dog typically nails their release date promise. While we don’t know why the delay was necessary, Uncharted 4 is now scheduled for a vague Spring 2016 window. To me, what’s was even more interesting in the wake of the delay news was just the outpouring of support fans had for the developer. In a world were the internet can be a pretty harsh and negative place, news like this is typically met with such anger and vitrol. It was a pleasant sight to see that wasn’t the case.
So, with Nathan Drake’s latest (and potentially last) outing now gone to next year, how will you fill that Uncharted sized hole in your heart? Well, Sony may have a trick or two up their sleeves.
Another trait that seems to be growing with these new consoles is the HD remake titles, games from a previous generation, repackaged and repurposed for new consoles owners. Bluepoint Games, a small Texas based studio has helped Sony port a number of their older games, looks to be at it again if their recent job postings are to be believed. With a code name of “The Master Thief Collection”, Bluepoint has been seeking developers to help remake a “critically acclaimed franchise” that uses a proprietary engine with development stated to last around 6 months.
I don’t know, seems like a perfect fit for an Uncharted Collection to me, especially since Uncharted 4 was recently delayed.
So is Sony preparing an Uncharted Collection for PlayStation 4 owners? Will a big hole in their holiday lineup, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit. For what it’s worth, I’d be interested in reliving Drake’s adventures all over again.