- Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, the first game in the series, might be getting a PS5 remake.
- The possibility of a remake raises questions about which studio would handle the project, with Naughty Dog potentially being too busy with other commitments.
- Regardless of the remake, gamers can already play Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune on PS5 through the backward compatibility feature.
According to a recent rumor, it’s possible that Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, the first game in the popular third-person shooter/action-adventure series from Naughty Dog, could be getting a remake for PS5. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune was first released in 2007 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive. It kicked off what would become one of Sony’s biggest franchises, followed by handheld spin-offs, direct sequels, and more across two console generations.
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune earned mostly positive reviews at the time of its original release, but its sequels are often held in a much higher regard. Bluepoint updated the game for Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on PS4, changing the combat to more closely resemble Among Thieves and Drake’s Deception and improving the graphics to better take advantage of the PS4’s extra horsepower compared to the PS3. Since Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune has already had a remaster, some may question the need for the game to get a full-blown PS5 remake, but it seems that could potentially be happening.
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This information comes from the Xbox Era podcast, with hosts Nick Baker and Jon Clarke claiming that they heard an Uncharted 1 remake was pitched some time ago, and that it was “strongly considered” by Sony. It wasn’t claimed that the Uncharted PS5 remake is definitely happening, so fans shouldn’t get their hopes up, but it seems that it has at least been talked about in some capacity.
If an Uncharted 1 remake does see the light of day on PS5, one has to wonder which studio would be put in charge of such a project. Remakes and remasters of Naughty Dog’s games have been outsourced to other studios before, like with Bluepoint making Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, but Naughty Dog has also led the way on these things itself at times, like it did with The Last of Us Part 1 PS5 remake and the recently-released Last of Us Part 2 Remastered.
While it’s possible Naughty Dog would work on an Uncharted 1 remake, it seems like the studio probably has its hands too full. Rumors have persisted that Naughty Dog has a new IP in the works, and that it could potentially be the next game from the acclaimed developer. Not only that, but The Last of Us Part 3 was recently teased to be in the pipeline, though fans shouldn’t expect to see anything about the game for quite some time to come.
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is Already Playable on PS5
The good news is that regardless if the remake is real or not, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is already playable on PlayStation 5. Since the PlayStation 5 is backward compatible with PS4, PS5 gamers are able to play Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune on it through Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
- November 19, 2007
- Sony Computer Entertainment