The PC port of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection recorded an all-time player count of just 10,851 after its first weekend on the platform, which is significantly lower compared to Sony’s previous efforts. It comes closest to the open-world Days Gone, but even then, the Sony Bend game had more than 27,000 players riding and customizing their bikes after launch. This is a huge write off no matter how you look at it.
It just reads worse the higher up the table you go for the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy remasters. Sony’s most popular PC port at launch continues to be God of War, which attracted over 73,000 players. Marvel’s Spider-Man had more than 66,000 web-casters, and more than 56,000 PC users teamed up with Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn. Per SteamDB, these stats are the highest number of players in the game ever.
A number of reasons could contribute to the general disinterest in the Uncharted PC port, one of which is this is the fourth entry in a story-focused series, released alongside its spin-off. PC users did not get the chance to meet Nathan Drake in the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, which brought the first three titles to PS4. As for why Naughty Dog decided not to port that collection to PC first, it said that while the games “still stand the test of time narratively, they would require a major overhaul visually to stand up to modern PC releases and the expectations gamers can have.” However, the studio is always considering PC ports of its future games.
Other factors could include the busy period it released; we’ve reached the business end of the year, so PC users can choose new releases over remasters of older games. Additionally, the port hasn’t delivered much in the way of marketing, which combined with how quiet Sony has been with the project, means some may not even realize it’s out yet.
However, we found the Unexplored Collection: Legacy of Thieves to be an “awesome” port that delivers “all of the graphical prowess” you’d expect from a PC title. Were you one of the 10,000 playing it? Let us know in the comments below.