Naughty Dog wasn’t too happy with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune at launch

Naughty Dog has admitted it was less than satisfied with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune when the action-adventure title shipped for PlayStation 3 in fall 2007.

The comments came during a Twitch stream hosted by a series of developers from the California-based studio (via The GamesCabin), where the trio discuss the history of the Uncharted franchise while playing through the iconic intro sequence from Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

According to the developers, many of the original features they had planned for Nathan Drake’s first adventure didn’t make it into the final game. Apparently, the studio was under pressure to get its first PS3 project out the door, and so the objective was simply to "just get the game out" and the move on. As such, Naughty Dog wasn’t overall satisfied with the final product, despite it proving to be one of the best examples of early PS3 games, and still a fantastic title in its own right.

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection packages three critically acclaimed PS3-era adventure games in one high-definition bundle: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. The ports are being handled by Bluepoint Games, and will not include the multiplayer components featured in Uncharted 2 and 3.

In addition to remastering Nathan Drake’s treasure hunting exploits in 1080p/60fps for PS4, the bundle includes a Photo Mode and eschews the mandatory motion-controls featured in Drake’s Fortune. The collection will also give gamers access to the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta, which isdue to commence in December prior to the sequel’s March 18, 2016 launch.

Those of you who have yet to make the jump to PS4 will probably want to invest in the Uncharted Collection hardware bundle to get you started. As previously reported, the bundle will eat up over 40GB on your console. Uncharted fans will probably want to turn their attention to the Collector’s Edition version of The Nathan Drake Collection, which includes a copy of the game plus a host of extra goodies.

In addition to the three core PS3 games, the series also received a PS Vita-exclusive adventure in 2012 in the shape of Uncharted: Golden Abyss, though it is not included in The Nathan Drake Collection. The franchise has become one of Sony’s top-selling first-party IPs, moving over 21 million copies to date.