Credits to Bullfrag. Uncharted has been going for quite some years.

How is Uncharted still relevant after all this time?

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Uncharted is one of the most popular video games that is still quite popular among the masses. Even those who do not have much touch with the world of video games still have a faint idea of what Uncharted is. What made it more popular in recent times was the movie starring Tom Holland. After the movie, many were quite curious to know what Uncharted was exactly and went ahead with their research. In this blog, we will be getting into how Uncharted is still so relevant after all this time.

The Creation of Uncharted

Not many people know the struggle and the leap of faith that Sony has taken to release Uncharted for their PS3 players. The very first game for Uncharted was Drake’s Journey, which was released back in 2007. This was also the time when Microsoft released the XBOX 360, which significantly came at a lower price. This meant that Sony would suffer a significant loss for their PS3.They were in desperate need of something that would attract the customers to their side. Hence, they finally gave the Naughty Dogs the responsibility.

Credits to Radio Times. Uncharted: Golden Abyss.

However, this was completely a leap of faith, as, in fact, the Naughty Dogs were not very sure about what was to come up. They had never created any games like Uncharted. Their games were completely different genres, and this sudden deviation was also quite risky for them. When the first look of the game was shown to a group of the audience, they were quite excited about the whole enterprise. However, when the game was released on November 19, 2007, many critics went ahead to even name the game a skunk-off of Tomb Raider. However, it was completely different from Tomb Raider. The graphics and the details of the game were far ahead of the others during that time. They had spent a huge budget on the game, and it showed. People went ahead and bought the game out of hype, and even though a lot of them were dismayed that the game lasted for only 7 hours, it was with all the risk.

The Creator- Sony

Technically, the creator of the game is Sony Interactive Entertainment. Uncharted is available on PlayStation. Of course, the PlayStation is one of the most popular consoles where you can play all the games released by Sony. As we mentioned before, Uncharted was a way of saving the PS3 and Sony from suffering an unbearable loss. The Playstation was first created by Ken Kutaragi, who was then a Sony executive. He is now known as the "Father of the Playstation." The very first Playstation was released back in Japan in 1994. After that, the PS One was again redesigned to perform better, and also to hold more games. However, the current design that we get to see now began to develop in 2000.

Credits to Amazon. Uncharted is also available in PS4. 

The PS2 came with a streamlined design and was again revamped to be slimmer. The PS2 became the most successful design for a console and even managed to become one of the most popular consoles of all time. There was a reason why the PS2 was so popular, there were no other switches or consoles during that time. However, it was during the release of the PS3 that Microsoft and Nintendo decided to come up with their consoles. Microsoft came up with the Xbox 360 and released it at a lower price than the PS3. Yet, with the help of Uncharted, Sony was saved from the disaster. Since then, there have been a lot of new updates to the PlayStation, like the PS4 and the PS4 Pro. However, when the PS5 was released back in 2020, it was extremely hyped up and was still being bought all over the world.

Timeline of Uncharted

Here is the timeline of the Uncharted game series:

The first game was released back in 2007- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.
In 2009, the second version of the game, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, appeared.
The third game was released in 2011- Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.
The next game, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, was released in 2016.
In 2017, the fifth instalment of the game, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, was released.
Finally, the latest instalment of the game was released in 2022 in collaboration with the Iron Galaxy and was named Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. This game is also available on Microsoft Windows.
Credits to Steam. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection.

However, these are the main games that were developed by Naughty Dogs. Other games in the Uncharted franchise were released in between, and were developed and created by other studios, with the permission of Sony:

In 2011, along with the third main instalment of the game, there was another game developed by Bend Studio named Uncharted: Golden Abyss. The same studio released another game the next year named Uncharted: Fight for Fortune. They were all released on the Playstation.
In 2015, another game was released by Bluepoint Games, known as Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, which was released on PS4.
In 2016, the first android game for Uncharted was released by Playspree and was named Uncharted: Fortune Hunter.
Credits to WIRED. A gameplay of the first game of Uncharted.

How is Uncharted Still Relevant After All This Time?

Now, this is the main question of the blog, as to how the game is still relevant. Well, as we have mentioned before, the game was quite ahead of its time when it was first released. The graphics of the game were extremely detailed. Something that had never been done before. None of the major gaming companies bothered to put so much effort into such a short game. Also, another reason why the game feels so good to play is because of the protagonist. Before Uncharted, most games depicted a protagonist who has some special powers. Other than Uncharted, perhaps Tomb Raider was the first game that showed a normal person as the hero.

Credits to Game Rant. The first look of the game.

However, we find in Drake a normal person who reacts in the same manner as we do when we find out certain things and that he has humanity in him. We felt a connection towards the main character of the game as we could relate to him. Amy Hennig had managed to create a powerful script for each of the characters, and even though they go on these mysterious historical adventures, you still get to relate to all of them on a personal level.

This has also prompted a slew of creators to produce comic books and films based on the game.

Recently in NEWS

You must have heard about Uncharted coming out as a movie, yet there has been much news about the game too.

Uncharted fans may be disappointed by a new PlayStation rumour.

Though they are just rumours, there has been no particular news about the Uncharted game series for quite a long time. However, quite recently, the Naughty Dogs announced that they would be coming up with three games. There has been a lot of speculation going on about that. Yet, after a lot of snooping around, it has been found that there have not yet been any Uncharted games released. We will only be getting the Last of Us games. However, this does not mean that there won’t be any games at all. Other studios can always come up with new versions of the game.

Credits to the Indian Express. Uncharted the movie was released some days back with Tom Holland as the main character.
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For the Easter sale, there is going to be a huge discount of as much as 75% on a lot of games like GTA 5, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Resident Evil 3, etc.

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