Uncharted 4 recently celebrated its 5th anniversary. The final game in Nathan Drake’s saga, the title served as a showpiece exclusive for the PlayStation 4. 5 years on from its original release, Naughty Dog has revealed that over 37 million players witnessed the conclusion to Drake’s story.
On its blog, Naughty Dog offered a retrospective on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, saying “We’ve been honored by the reception Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has received from you, the community, fans, and players. As of 2021, over 37 million individual players have downloaded and experienced Nathan Drake’s ultimate adventure.”
Other notable statistics include the fact that the game’s multiplayer mode was played by over 13.3 million people, suggesting that while popular, most players were in it for the story. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End launched in 2016 to critical acclaim from both critics and fans alike, with the title winning ‘overall game of the year’ across the entire industry.
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's release, we want to thank the players who joined us and Nathan Drake on this wild ride. ✌️ Remember to play with the lemur! #SicParvisMagna pic.twitter.com/YVlmu36KOz
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) May 10, 2021
As of May 2019, Uncharted 4 had sold 15 million copies – making it the best selling game in the franchise. In April of last year however, the game was made available for free to all PlayStation Plus players, which is seemingly one of the main contributors to the player count.
Still with so many PlayStation players experiencing the final chapter of Nathan Drake’s story, it will be interesting to see what future plans Sony has for the Uncharted franchise (aside from the upcoming film) – and whether Nathan Drake will ever return in video game form.
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