Yesterday’s launch of Uncharted The Thieves’ Legacy on PC marked a turning point in Naughty Dog’s history as it allowed the Californian developers to introduce themselves to a new audience of gamers. And yet PC users do not hide the feeling of incompleteness: where are the first three games?
The Thieves’ Legacy collection includes Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and the standalone expansion Uncharted: The Legacy. Thus, the first three chapters of the series, originally released on PS3 and later released on PS4 in a single remaster titled Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, are missing.
Why didn’t Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection come to PC? Naughty Dog themselves explained this in an official announcement accompanying the launch of The Thieves’ Legacy on PC:
When we considered debuting on PC, we took a look at our catalog and realized that the great international adventures of Uncharted might be the most natural way to introduce ourselves to gamers around the world. You might be wondering why we didn’t start with the original Uncharted. We felt that while the first three adventures had stood the test of time in terms of story, they would need major graphical improvements to keep up with the latest PC releases and meet gamers’ expectations.
Therefore, the graphic adaptation of the Nathan Drake Collection games would require an excessive amount of work, which Naughty Dog simply decided not to do. Yes, and given that Uncharted The Thieves’ Legacy fails to attract players to PCyou can not wait for the developers to change their minds and deal with the PC versions of the first three parts.