A new ESRB rating indicates that the remake of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves for PS5 and PC is removing the multiplayer mode of Uncharted 4.
The multiplayer mode of Uncharted 4 has been removed from the remaster
The ESRB rating of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves on PlayStation 5 and PC indicates that the multiplayer mode of Uncharted 4 has been removed from the remaster.
During the PlayStation Showcase in 2021, Naughty Dog announced the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves remasters of “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” and spin-off Uncharted: The Lost Legacy for PS5 and PC versions.
Previously, there were rumors that all five Uncharted games will land on the PC.
However, the actual release will only include the two latest works of the franchise, not including the original Uncharted trilogy in the remastered package.
Multiplayer mode has been added since Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Naughty Dog brings multiplayer games to the Uncharted franchise for the first time, including Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
Unlike the original game (completely single-player), the “Uncharted 2” multiplayer game has a variety of game modes, including a cooperative mode.
Players can upgrade their characters at will, unlock new weapons and perks.
They can battle it out across many maps from the single-player campaign as well.
The multiplayer mode made a comeback in Uncharted 3.
And it was later added to Uncharted 4 in an update, including an overhauled in-game store and basic game functions.
Unfortunately, the “Uncharted 4” multiplayer game is not as popular as the previous ones. The famous team multiplayer FPS Overwatch released in the same month of 2016.
The Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves remaster collection will not have any “Interactive Elements”
According to ESRB ratings (via VGC), the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Remaster series won’t feature the return of the Uncharted 4 multiplayer game.
The PS5 and PC ratings indicate that the series will not have any “Interactive Elements”. They include user interaction, location sharing, sales of digital goods or services, and unrestricted Internet access.
Although PlayStation or Naughty Dog are unproven, this may mean that the PS5 and PC versions of Uncharted 4 will not include a multiplayer game mode.
The removal of multiplayer from Legacy of Thieves isn’t unprecedented
Despite being known for blockbuster single player games, Naughty Dog continues to add multiplayer modes to its games, as the multiplayer mode of The Last of Us is praised for its cruel and tactical gameplay.
Naughty Dog is currently developing an untitled independent multiplayer derivative product of The Last of Us Part II. Recent confirmations indicate that it is still in production.
The removal of multiplayer games from Legacy of Thieves is not unprecedented. Because Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection also excludes multiplayer games.
Based on this, Sony may execute the same plan as Uncharted: The Legacy of Thieves in early 2022.
It seems unlikely to be added. But the absence of Uncharted 4’s multiplayer game mode has not been officially confirmed or denied.
A clear answer may be provided soon, possibly after the booking goes online.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection will be released on PS5 and PC in early 2022.
Source: Screen Rant