Uncharted Collection Adds New Difficulty, Drops Forced Motion Controls

Those annoying motion controls won't be required any longer.


Uncharted: Drake's Fortune attempted to make the most of the PlayStation 3's controller, making players use motion controls to cross tree trunks and throw grenades. But in the remaster of the game launching as a part of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for PlayStation 4 this fall, those motion controls will be either gone or made optional.

According to Kotaku, you'll no longer have to move the controller around to throw grenades and cross logs in the first Uncharted. While you can switch on motion controls for grenades, the developer has removed motion support completely for walking across tree trunks.

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In addition, the developer of the remasters, Bluepoint, is adding in another difficulty option for all three Uncharted games included in the collection. Although Bluepoint hasn't said much about it yet, the difficulty is supposed to challenge even the collection's QA testers.

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection includes Drake's Fortune, Among Thieves, and Drake's Deception. The games will run at 1080p and 60 frames per second, and they feature lightning, texture, and character model improvements. There won't be multiplayer in the remasters of Uncharted 2 and 3, but owners of the collection will get access to the Uncharted 4 beta.

The collection launches on October 7 in North America and October 9 in Europe, and there will be a playable demo released sometime this summer.

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