Uncharted: The Legacy of Thieves Collection is apparently PlayStation’s weakest first-party PC launch to date, according to Steam data.
Independent data tracker SteamDB suggests that the collection attracted a peak player count of 10,851 this weekend, which is significantly lower than the other first-party PC games PlayStation managed, and not enough for a place inside Steam’s top 100.
In comparison, Horizon Zero Dawn debuted on Steam to a peak of around 56,000 players, and Spider-Man attracted around 66,000. God of War managed an even higher peak of around 73,000 players and Days Gone attracted around 27,000 during its release weekend.
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It’s possible that Uncharted was affected by debuting during a more competitive release period than Sony’s other PC titles, which were released during quieter periods of the year.
Gotham Knights, Plague Tale: Requiem and Modern Warfare 2 campaign all released last week, contributing to Steam’s biggest weekend ever for concurrent players, at over 30 million (although the most popular games were existing titles such as Counter- Strike and Dota).
Having debuted on PS4 in 2016, Uncharted 4 is also the oldest of Sony’s PC ports to date, and its predecessors were never available on PC. Like its other PC releases, Uncharted is also available through the Epic Games Store.
Uncharted could still attract a higher number of players, but all of Sony’s other PC titles hit their maximum concurrent player count in their opening weekend.
Legacy of Thieves Collection, which was first released for PlayStation 5 earlier this year, contains remasters of PS4 titles Uncharted 4 and its expansion The Lost Legacy.
On PC, the games are optimized with PC-centric quality of life improvements like new UI, scaling sliders, GPU and VRAM detection, Variable Load Speed and more.
Developer Naughty Dog has described bringing its games to PC as a “pivotal” and “transformational” moment for the Sony-owned studio.
VGC wrote in their review of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection: “Both Uncharted 4 and Uncharted Lost Legacy are still fantastic games that deserve a second playthrough on PlayStation 5.
“Naughty Dog’s first outing on PlayStation 5 is incredibly strong, and only makes us even more excited for what’s to come next, and what it will be able to do with this technology.”