Uncharted’s Golden Abyss is a PlayStation Vita game that was also considered to be included in The Nathan Drake Collection. You can’t call it The Nathan Drake Collection without at least looking through Golden Abyss, as what the community strategist Arne Meyer pointed out.
During the recently held EGX 2015 Meyer explained, “It was definitely under consideration, because we were trying to see how we could collect all of the Uncharted games. 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.”
The Nathan Drake Collection also has no multiplayer function. Multiplayer mode was introduced in Among Thieves and continued on through Drake’s Deception. “We were thinking about both our player population – we still have players playing Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3 multiplayer, and we still haven’t shut those servers down; we don’t have a plan to do that right now – and so, we were like, did we want to affect that player population, and splinter it even more so,” Meyer said.
However, The Nathan Drake Collection isn’t completely missing multiplayer though all copies of the game will have access to Uncharted 4’s multiplayer beta that will start on December. Its file size is 44Gb because of the missing multiplayer mode. All games from the collection will run at 1080p and 60fps, and the game will also include photo mode and additional trophies to hunt down.