The bestselling PlayStation game franchise Uncharted will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this weekend. Evan Wells, President of Naughty Dog, the developer of the games, posted this to the PlayStation Blog the morning of Friday, November 17th.
This Sunday, November 19, marks the 10th anniversary of the Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune launch in North America. At the time, we knew it was the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the studio’s history, but never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined that it would be the first step in an adventure that would span five games across two console generations during the last decade. We’re truly fortunate to have had the opportunity to build the world of Uncharted and tell unbelievable stories with Nate, Elena, Sully, Sam, Chloe, Nadine, and the rest of the cast; all while you, our biggest fans, were along for the ride.
We’re commemorating the Uncharted 10th Anniversary with a month long celebration, beginning Sunday and culminating at PlayStation Experience 2017.
Join us as we take a look back with a new video above that revisits some of the most beloved moments from Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
We’ve also teamed up with PlayStation to create and release a new Uncharted 10th Anniversary PS4 system theme and profile avatar, which will be available for free for 48 hours — from Sunday, November 19 at 8:00 AM Pacific until 8:00 AM Pacific, Tuesday, November 21. During this period, other select Uncharted PS4 system themes and avatars will also be free. Visit the PlayStation Store and look for an “Uncharted 10th Anniversary Bundle.” Don’t miss it.
For our multiplayer fans, from today until December 19, we’re giving away an Uncharted 10th Anniversary character skin bundle in Uncharted 4 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy multiplayer, which includes some classic skins for Nate, Elena, and Sully. We’re also hosting a 50% off sale on all Uncharted Point and Relic items until December 19.
We’ll wrap up the Uncharted 10th Anniversary celebrations at PlayStation Experience with event activities, including a special retrospective panel featuring members of the cast of Uncharted and a show floor puzzle room experience set in a life-sized recreation of Nate’s Attic.
We’ll also have new Uncharted 10th Anniversary merchandise available at the PlayStation Gear Store booth. Be sure to tune-in for the panel on Saturday, December 9 at 5:00 PM Pacific on live.playstation.com and follow Naughty Dog and PlayStation social channels all weekend long to see updates from the event.
On behalf of everyone at the studio, thank you for 10 incredible years of Uncharted.
The Uncharted franchise began with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, an adventure following Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter who stumbles upon the secret of El Dorado. In the end, he survives to see another day and gets the girl as well. In the sequel, Among Thieves, Nate battles an old friend who once double-crossed him and must find the Cintamani stone and the lost city of Shambhala. In the third installment, we learn more about Nate’s past while he tries to find the legendary Atlantis of the Sands. Then, in the final installment, Nate meets up with his brother, believed to be dead, to find the treasure of pirate Henry Avery. A spin-off called The Lost Legacy follows two fan-favorites from prior installments who try to find the Tusk of Ganesh.
As a longtime fan of these games, it’s hard to know that this might be the end for the beloved franchise. While this isn’t Naughty Dog’s only great franchise, it’s surely one where the future is uncertain. The franchise has been around since the beginning of the 7th generation of gaming, and with The Last of Us: Part II coming out next year, it’s unknown whether the studio will keep putting out Uncharted games. However, this is the perfect place to end on. After four main installments, a spin-off, and a movie in the works, who knows what’s next?
I implore you to play these games now. They are some of the biggest thrill rides you’ll ever experience and have more action than some superhero movies nowadays. Naughty Dog, thank you for ten years of these phenomenal masterpieces. They are works of art that defied all expectations and provided an unforgettable experience to millions of players.