Shuhei Yoshida in Favor of Remastering ‘Uncharted’ Trilogy

Have you heard the news? Over the past year, we’ve seen the announcement and release of a number of previous-generation titles. Some of these ports, such as the upcoming The Last of Us Remastered, are better versions of instant classics that qualify for re-release. Others, like Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, are debatable, but still somewhat justifiable given their critical acclaim. Then there are the head-scratchers, like the entirely unnecessary Metro: Redux collection coming in August. Long story short: when teams dedicate themselves to delivering high-quality ports of high-quality games, these remakes are a wonderful thing. The Xbox-converts who never experienced The Last of Us, arguably last generation’s best game, are in for a treat come July 29th, but this should be the exception, not the rule.

One classic series that should get a current-generation upgrade is the Uncharted trilogy, likely the flagship PlayStation series. According to remarks made to Eurogamer, Sony’s President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida agrees:

Almost 50 per cent of people who have purchased a PS4 didn’t own a PS3, and that’s lots of people that missed exclusive PS3 titles like The Last of Us, so it’s a great way to welcome those people back to PlayStation, saying this is what you missed. There are requests from some consumers for games that were released later in the generation, like Uncharted, which people might have missed,” says Yoshida. “That would be a good candidate. We don’t want to flood the market with remade games either.

If any series deserves to be remade for the PlayStation 4, this is the one. The Uncharted series ranks amongst the best-selling franchises in PlayStation History, meaning that those who never owned a PlayStation platform before the PlayStation 4 are missing out on one of the most iconic exclusive series of all time.