Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was announced at PSX with a fantastic looking trailer, but they failed to get across how this stands in relation to Uncharted 4 and its Explorer’s Pack season pass. Is it DLC? Is it standalone? Turns out it’s both.
If you’ve bought the Explorer’s Pack – whether separately or as part of a more expensive special/deluxe edition – you get Uncharted: The Lost Legacy as a free download when it’s released. However, both the Explorer’s Pack and the Uncharted 4 Digital Deluxe Edition will be removed from sale on 13th December. After that point, your only option will be to buy The Lost Legacy as a digital or physical standalone game. You have 10 days to buy it as part of the Explorer’s Pack (currently £19.99), but we don’t know how much it will cost standalone.
The reason for this move sounds somewhat familiar to those who bought Fallout 4 and Dying Light. Naughty Dog wrote on their blog:
When we began to plot out the story and our vision for the game, we realized we were building something more than an extension of Uncharted 4, and instead, a standalone story in the Uncharted universe. We wanted this adventure to feature all of the hallmarks of the series, from cinematic storytelling set within exotic destinations, to dynamic combat and intricate puzzles. It’s our biggest story expansion to-date and will be available as a standalone game on store shelves and for digital download.
Unfortunately, it’s not the first time that the rug has been pulled out from under those who bought the Uncharted 4 season pass. Until the middle of June it was the Triple Pack and had “two multiplayer packs that will unlock new, rare and legendary multiplayer items”, but this was then replaced by the Explorer’s Pack that now gives you “3,200 Uncharted Points to spend on weapons, upgrades and items in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer.” Those points cost £15.99 when bought separately.
We’ll be reaching out to Sony to try and discover what’s actually going on here.
Source: Naughty Dog