With Uncharted 4: A Thief's End releasing next year, Naughty Dog decided to release an Uncharted collection, allowing not only fans of the series to experience Nathan Drake's adventures once again, but also bring new players to the franchise. However, despite its name, The Nathan Drake Collection doesn't include all of Drake's adventures, missing the PS Vita's Golden Abyss.
Community strategist Arne Meyer has revealed that Golden Abyss was indeed under consideration for The Nathan Drake Collection, but in the end, the game wasn't included in the collection because its narrative wasn't tied to the main trilogy arc. "It was definitely under consideration, because we were trying to see how we could collect all of the Uncharted games," said Meyer at EGX 2015.
"But when we went back and looked at what we were trying to do with the Nathan Drake Collection, we realised that those three games "“ the trilogy "“ actually provided a particular narrative arc that led into Uncharted 4. We wanted to keep that as a holistic collection for that reason, and Golden Abyss kind of lives a little bit outside of that."
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection releases on the 6th of October in North America and on the 7th of October in Europe. This HD collection includes the three Uncharted single player campaigns remastered in 1080p and 60fps and exclusive access to the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta.