80% of PS4 Owners Have Never Played Uncharted, Says Naughty Dog

80% of PS4 Owners Have Never Played Uncharted, Says Naughty Dog

According to Naughty Dog, one of the reasons behind the decision to remaster the first three Uncharted games for PlayStation 4 was because 80 percent of PS4 owners have never played the series before. 

Speaking with MCV, Naughty Dog community strategist Eric Monacelli said that the company has high expectations of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.

“We did a lot of research and discovered that about 80 per cent of the people that own a PS4 have never played Uncharted, period. That was one of the reasons why we thought remastering it would be a good idea," Monacelli explained. "The other reason is we decided we wanted to do it; especially when we got The Last of Us Remastered done, we thought 'Oh man, this would be cool if we could go back'.”

In June last year, Sony's Shuhei Yoshida revealed in an interview with Eurogamer that, at the time, almost 50 percent of PS4 owners didn't have a PlayStation 3. This is also what drove the decision to bring The Last of Us to PS4 as The Last of Us Remastered, with Sony's Josh Walker telling MCV that "a huge proportion of PS4 players haven’t experienced The Last of Us yet."

Monacelli also talked about the rumours of a Last of Us sequel that have been doing the rounds, but said that Naughty Dog is a studio that only works on one thing at time. At the moment, that's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and after that, it'll be singleplayer DLC for Uncharted 4.

“Beyond that, there's been tons of ideas bandied around – everybody knows the rumour about The Last of Us 2. There could potentially be – who knows?" he said. "We could go back to Jak and Daxter 4 if it seems right, or there could be something else in the future on our horizon."

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection came out this week, exclusively for PlayStation 4. For more information, see our review.


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Comments Comments (16)

Posted by tom_nz
On Thursday 8 Oct 2015 3:56 PM
WHAT?! This is why you go Sony when choosing a console. This is the main reason why I ummmed and ahhhhed about what console to go with. If Uncharted 4 was a launch game that would've made deciding very very difficult.
Posted by Jakted
On Thursday 8 Oct 2015 4:03 PM
iv played all 3 games on PS3 same with the last of us as soon as i found out they were gonna be on PS4 i was gonna buy them again for sure! great games.
Posted by LukeB
On Thursday 8 Oct 2015 4:14 PM
I feel a little bad. I didn't pick my PS3 up until just after UC2 released (I think), and although I've finished all 3 titles, I haven't actually purchased any of them - borrowed them all from a mate.

Might have to look into picking the collection up some day.
Posted by edgejah
On Thursday 8 Oct 2015 4:34 PM
The new Tomb Raider spoiled the Uncharted series a bit for me I think. I'm probably halfway through UC2 and for hte most part found the controls quite dated and clunky, especially when compared with Tomb Raider (and more recently MGSV).

I'll reserve judgement until I've worked my way through 3, and I cannot fault the story/voice acting which is stellar!
Posted by piratemonkey
On Thursday 8 Oct 2015 5:42 PM
Well i guess i can put up my hand to say i am one of them
Posted by Dvst8u
On Thursday 8 Oct 2015 5:50 PM
same, never played , always wanted too tho
Posted by AudaciousGnome
On Thursday 8 Oct 2015 6:43 PM
I know I am one of the 80%. Looking forward to playing the whole series in remastered goodness.
Posted by ModifiedSoul
On Thursday 8 Oct 2015 6:50 PM
yeahp i've owned a PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP,, PS4, PSVITA and never played Uncharted

funny enough i still have each of those consoles/hand helds somewhere in my house
Posted by atipuss
On Thursday 8 Oct 2015 7:17 PM
Never played and maybe never will... only play tlou because of nzgamer! :)
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 8 Oct 2015 8:04 PM
Wonder what percentage of PS3 owners have played Uncharted too? And what percentage of the 80% owned a PS3 previously?
Posted by ninja
On Friday 9 Oct 2015 7:56 AM
Never played, just got the collection on PS4 - cant wait!!
Posted by Bank
On Friday 9 Oct 2015 9:53 AM
P(h)easants. P(h)easants everywhere.
Posted by twisterjamz
On Friday 9 Oct 2015 1:37 PM
Wow, didn't realize there was that much NZGamers that haven't played the Uncharted Series, you won't be disappointed
Posted by BB_Lauren
On Friday 9 Oct 2015 4:54 PM
Such great games! I can understand why people haven't played though, I was super late to the boat myself..... then marathoned all 3 games in about a month!

Have yet to buy my PS4 but will be as soon as Uncharted 4 lands :)
Posted by gh567
On Saturday 10 Oct 2015 11:10 AM
80%! I can't believe that. They were the reason to buy a PS3!
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 12 Oct 2015 2:12 PM
wondering how many dont have last of us