Uncharted Legacy of Thieves PC is Sony’s Least Successful Release Yet

Looks like the reception to Uncharted wasn't quite as warm as expected.


Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection on PC has been out now for nearly a week and while it has seen some success – it has not been as big a launch as Sony’s other major PC releases such as God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and Horizon Zero Dawn. The game hit its all-time peak 2 days ago, clocking in at 10,851 players while the all-time peak for God of War is around 73,529 players.

The all-time peak for games usually comes within the first couple of weeks of the game’s launch so it stands to reason that Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection on PC is not going to rival the likes of Sony’s other releases. Marvel’s Spider-Man and Horizon Zero Dawn hit similar numbers close to their launch and have a relatively active user base months after launch.

There could be many factors that have likely contributed to this rather anti-climatic release of the game on PC such as pricing waning interest in the IP.

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Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection on PC Fails to Take Off

Uncharted Legacy of Thieves PC

The collection features both Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: Lost Legacy, including a number of PC-specific improvements such as ultrawide monitor support and ray tracing. Even though the games’ quality is beyond reproach as they clearly two of the best games in the franchise, but are also two of the finest games that the genre has to offer.

Perhaps the reason that the collection wasn’t able to take off like the rest of its PlayStation brethren is that the games themselves are not quite as new as God of War or Spider-Man. At this point, players have had Uncharted 4 around since 2017 and have gotten to see a lot of it over the years.

Plus, every other PlayStation game released on PC was either the start of a new franchise or a soft reboot (God of War). This makes the games a good starting point for PC players as they can jump into these titles with no baggage of the series’ history.

With Uncharted 4 and Lost Legacy, to a lesser extent, fans need the context of the rest of the series for the game’s narrative and themes to hit home. This could be a reason that contributes to the game’s low all-time peak and why players haven’t exactly flocked to the launch as they did for God of War and Spider-Man.

Even though this wasn’t a home run hit for Sony, the platform holder is probably looking to bring more of their IP to PC so as to attract a whole new audience this way. Coming up next for PC players is Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part I Remake.