Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection gets a PS5 release date and impressive graphic updates

Launching in January 2022 before arriving on PC later that year

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection lead artwork
(Image credit: Naughty Dog)

Update: Sony has confirmed that Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection will launch on January 28th, 2022. It will now go head-to-head with Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the beginning of next year on the same date. 

Anyone that purchased Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Uncharted: Lost Legacy or a bundle with both on PS4 can upgrade to the new collection for $10. This does not include anyone who is an owner of the PS Plus version of Uncharted 4. It's also noted that the multiplier mode has been cut. 

According to the PlayStation Blog (opens in new tab), players can choose from the following graphic upgrades in the new Uncharted remasters:

  • Fidelity Mode – For those of you who have a 4K display and want super sharp resolution above all else to enjoy the stunning environments and details the Uncharted series is known for, select Fidelity Mode and play in native 4K resolution with a 30FPS target framerate. 
  • Performance Mode – We carried over the high framerate PS4 patch with Performance Mode, which targets a 60FPS frame rate. 
  • Performance+ Mode – If you’re all about the smoothest gameplay possible and don’t mind a resolution drop, try out our first ever Performance+ Mode which targets 120FPS at a 1080p resolution.

A new pre-order trailer for PS5 can also be watched below:

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection will launch on PlayStation 5 at $49.99 / £49.99 on January 28th, 2022, before making its way to PC at a later date in the year.

Original Story: As we enter the final month of 2021, naturally we're already looking at what 2022 is set to bring about. One of the big releases many people (including myself) are looking forward to is the PS5 and PC remasters of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, better known as the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. 

After being announced during the PlayStation Showcase in September earlier this year, the Uncharted remaster was given a release date of "early 2022". Well, two bits of information recently discovered point to both potentially good and bad news about the Naughty Dog games.

Let's start with the bad news: a HTML file found within the official PlayStation page (opens in new tab) (via Resetera (opens in new tab)) for Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection has a release date time stamp of May 4th, 2022. This is slightly later than expected but quite possible too, considering the number of video games being delayed on a weekly basis at the minute. 

Of course, with anything like this, the placeholder date could be completely random. May 4th, 2022 will be a Wednesday after all, and while that might seem like an unlikely day to launch at first glance, history shows that Uncharted 4 initially launched on a Tuesday (May 10th, 2016). Similarly, Uncharted Lost Legacy launched on a Tuesday (August 22nd, 2017) in North America and in the PAL region on a Wednesday (August 23rd, 2017), so anything is possible.

The more promising news to come out this week is that the ESRB (opens in new tab) has now rated the Uncharted remaster for both PS5 and PC, signifying a release isn't that far away. Now, this could still be the May date we spoke about above but it could also mean Sony will hit its official "early 2022" release. We'll just have to wait and see. 

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End follows series protagonist Nathan Drake on his final adventure to discover the treasure of Captain Avery, while Uncharted: The Lost Legacy chronicles fan-favourite Chloe Frazer's venture to India to discover the Golden Tusk of Ganesh. 

Original developer Naughty Dog is handling the PS5 remaster with Iron Galaxy working on the PC version, which will arrive shortly after. It shouldn't be long before we hear some more official news. 

Matthew Forde
Staff Writer

Matthew is the Staff Writer for T3, covering news and keeping up with everything games, entertainment, and all manner of tech. You can find his work across numerous sites across the web, including TechRadar, IGN, Tom's Guide, Fandom, NME, and more. In his spare time, Matthew is an avid cinema-goer, keen runner and average golfer (at best). You can follow him @MattForde64