Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

I recently went on tirade about the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Edition collection. I believe the terminology I used was “highway robbery.” And at the time, I firmly believe that stance was accurate. From what I could gather from reading the PSN store page info, and knowing Sony’s penchant to milk their consumer base for that sweet, sweet $10 upgrade fee, I was under the impression that if you owned both games previously, you could plunk down that $10 fee and get yourself the PS5 version of both titles. Or, at worst, $10 per individual game

I do own Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End on PS4 and have yet to actually play any of it, so I was tempted to go that route. But I had never purchased Lost Legacy, so I assumed I would need to buy that game — if I wanted to play it — at full price. But Sony stopped offering the games piecemeal once this new collection was on the horizon. It was starting to look like I would either have to buy a physical copy on eBay or some other third-party resale site — or, God forbid — walk into a brick-and-mortar game store. Otherwise, I could just bite the doggone bullet and buy the collection for $50.

As it turns out, if you only own the standalone base-level copy of Uncharted 4, that one-time $10 upgrade fee unlocks both games, even if you didn’t previously own Lost Legacy. I should point out that I only learned this by spotting a random comment in the latest Digital Foundry Direct video. I couldn’t believe this at first, so I marched my way over to the PlayStation website to investigate. Sure enough, this is the case. For $10, I got to upgrade my PS4 version of Uncharted 4 (which was included in the PlayStation Plus Collection that came along with my PS5 Plus subscription), and I am now the owner of the entire Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection.

You read that correctly: For $10, I was able to buy the two most recent entries in the Uncharted series, two stellar games that I have yet to experience. And if that wasn’t enough, I will apparently also receive one free admission (probably in select theaters) to the upcoming Uncharted movie (which no one is really all that excited to see). Sure, I will most likely not see it, but I could if I wanted to. And it would be free — or rather, a percentage of that $10 I spent to upgrade a free game and receive another free game in the process.

I gotta admit, it isn’t every day that I give a large corporation credit for actually doing me, the consumer, a solid. But today? Well, today is Sony’s day to bask in the warmth of my adulation. Good on ya, Sony. Good on ya.

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