Uncharted may be coming to PC. Sony Interactive Entertainment — that is the arm that appears in spite of everything issues PlayStation — has revealed in its investor day presentation that it’s planning to carry the Uncharted franchise to PC avid gamers, beginning with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The information suits Sony’s growing give attention to bringing its PlayStation Studios titles to computer systems after a timed-exclusive interval on PlayStation consoles, following the discharge of Horizon Zero Dawn and the upcoming launch of Days Gone that was additionally famous within the aforementioned presentation.
Interestingly, Sony’s presentation [PDF, page 26] additionally names India as one of many new goal markets for PlayStation’s off-console growth. India continues to be the house of PC avid gamers at first, and that is primarily an acknowledgment by Sony that it plans to give attention to rising the market of PlayStation followers inside that PC sphere. At the identical time, it is fairly not like how India has been handled in the case of Sony’s new flagship PlayStation 5. India has been removed from a precedence market, with the PS5 being placed on sale just thrice within the South Asian nation to date.
As for Uncharted’s PC foray, it is curious that Sony would start with the ultimate mainline entry within the widespread franchise. Yes, PC avid gamers who’ve by no means tried an Uncharted recreation and Uncharted followers on the lookout for an upgraded expertise — Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is 5 years previous now — would possibly nonetheless be tempted to strive it out, however you’ll think about that Sony would begin out with the primary title. Or possibly it is a case of being an excessive amount of work. After all, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is 14 years previous, and bringing it to PCs would signify a a lot greater problem than porting a title from 2016.
We will possible hear extra about this at Sony’s E3 2021 presentation in June.
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