Uncharted 4 delayed to 2016


To those who were eagerly anticipating the release of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End then I got some bad news for you. Today, Sony has announced that the next highly anticipated installment of the franchise has been delayed until Spring 2016.

The two directors spearheading the project, Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, said that the postponement of the game was necessary in order to meet the high expectations from the fans.

“Since we showed you our first gameplay reveal of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, more of the game and story have come together, and it’s become clear to us that this game is much more ambitious than we originally envisioned,” the duo said in a statement. “After spending so many years with Nathan Drake, he means a lot to the team, and telling the climactic chapter of his adventures is a task we don’t take lightly — this game deserves every bit of the attention to detail, precise pacing, and nuanced storytelling Naughty Dog is known for.”

They continue, “so we’ve made the difficult choice of pushing the game’s release date. Giving us a few extra months will make certain that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End not only meets the team’s high standards but the high standards that gamers have come to expect from a Naughty Dog title.”

“Thank you for your patience — we know the extra wait will be excruciating, but you’ll see it will be worth it as we reveal more about Uncharted 4 over the next year,” they said. “The team at Naughty Dog will be heads down working through 2015 making sure that Nathan Drake’s story gets the closure it deserves. Come spring 2016, you and Nate are in for one thrilling, emotional ride.”

Unfortunately (or fortunately, to some), delays are starting to become the norm when it comes to AAA titles. Some examples include Batman: Arkham KnightBloodborneWatch_Dogs and The Witcher 3Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was originally slated to be released sometime in 2015, although no concrete release date was ever announced and we’ll see whether or not the delay will be worth it. However, the last game Naughty Dog delayed in order to ensure quality storytelling turned out pretty well.

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