Naughty Dog has revealed that about 80 percent of the PlayStation 4 install base have never played an entry in the Uncharted series.
Uncharted is easily one of, if not, Sony’s flagship franchises. But in a recent MCV interview with Naughty Dog’s Community Strategist Eric Monacelli, it was revealed about 80 percent of those with a PlayStation4 have never even played an entry in the series.
“We did a lot of research and discovered that about 80 per cent of the people that own a PS4 have never played Uncharted, period. That was one of the reasons why we thought remastering it would be a good idea.”
But Monacelli is excited for the release of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, in hopes that it will do as well as The Last of Us: Remastered. Introducing new players to the series before Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End launches in 2016.
As for Naughty Dog’s future plans as a studio, the current plan is to focus solely on Uncharted 4. “We tend to work on one game at a time,” Monacelli explained. “Uncharted 4 is what everybody’s working on. After that, we’re going to be working on Uncharted 4 DLC”.
“Beyond that, there’s been tons of ideas bandied around – everybody knows the rumour about The Last of Us 2. There could potentially be – who knows? We could go back to Jak and Daxter 4 if it seems right, or there could be something else in the future on our horizon.”
Are you one of the 80 percent who have never played an Uncharted game? Let us know in the comments below and check out AA’s praising review of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection here.