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Naughty Dog: Golden Abyss Was ‘Under Consideration’ for Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

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Naughty Dog considered including PS Vita game Golden Abyss as part of the upcoming Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection but ultimately decided it fell too far outside of the narrative arc of the trilogy, the developer has today confirmed.

Following a presentation on the history of the series at EGX 2015, the developer’s community strategist Arne Meyer was asked as to why the SCE Bend-developed Vita spinoff is not present in the PS4 collection. He replied:

“It was definitely under consideration, because we were trying to see how we could collect all of the Uncharted games. But when we went back and looked at what we were trying to do with the Nathan Drake Collection, we realised that those three games – the trilogy – actually provided a particular narrative arc that led into Uncharted 4. We wanted to keep that as a holistic collection for that reason, and Golden Abyss kind of lives a little bit outside of that.”

Meyer also spoke to Power Up Gaming on the removal of Uncharted 2 and 3’s multiplayer elements from the compilation, which releases October 7.

Given the global popularity of the Uncharted saga, we are wondering if there will ever be a slot game based on it. Many blockbuster games – Tomb Raider, Call of Duty and Hitman, just to name a few – have their own dedicated online slots, as per this article. It would probably make sense for Naughty Dog to partner with a renown slots developer and give Uncharted fans a possibility to experience a different spin on their favourite game.

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  • Kleber Rodrigues

    Great missed opportunity not include Golden Abyss on this package. After all is a Nathan Drake Collection

  • ruefrak

    Golden Abyss was a prequel that didn’t gel with the other games. It’s still good, but for the overall story, it doesn’t fit. I can understand that.

  • Spenok

    That’s really unfortunate they decided to leave it out :/

  • Sweetbrandigirl2004

    I hear what they’re saying but I completely disagree ! Golden Abyss is Nathan Drake it is Uncharted and it should have been included. Huge mistake in IMO when trying to tell the whole and complete tale of Nathan Drake. They’ve now made Golden Abyss the ugly stepchild in the franchise. It Nathan its Uncharted but its just not good enough. Huge Mistake Naughy Dog HUGE !

  • Josué B. Hernández

    A shame, is one of the best Uncharted… My prefered one after Uncharted 2, I liked it more than Uncharted 3 which is even behind after the first one…

  • Ana Helušić

    PS4 WINS

  • Nicholas Perry

    SMH. As long as they do it at a later time i’m fine. It’d be a huge shame to ignore it as it is worthy. Much like The Twin Snakes and Portable Ops got the shaft.