Our long national nightmare is over! After several delays, Naughty Dog has announced that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has officially gone gold. The highly-anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive is set to launch on May 10.
Originally announced back in 2013, waiting for the return of Nathan Drake has felt longer than it really has been. Uncharted 4 was originally announced for a 2015 release, but that date was soon realized to be a bit of a pipe dream. Following that initial delay, Sony stated that the sequel would arrive on March 18. In January, though, the adventure was once again pushed back, this time until April. Finally, Naughty Dog announced earlier this month that the release date of the game changed again, this time until the final May 10 date.
It certainly hasn’t been easy for the folks at Naughty Dog. Not only have they had to deal with the pressure of successfully wrapping up the franchise, but the title had to be completely rewritten following the departures of Amy Hennig and Justin Richmond. The team is apparently thrilled with Uncharted 4, though, as director Bruce Straley called the sequel “the most visually stunning game ever created” and “the best Uncharted of them all” on Twitter.
I love the Uncharted series, so you better believe I’m counting down the days until A Thief’s End launches in May. Constant delays to a game are always annoying, but I have little doubt that Naughty Dog’s sequel will be nothing short of great. They’ve churned out consistent excellence since the launch of the PS3, and even if the studio departures are troubling, I have no worries in regards to the quality of the game.
We will continue to have coverage of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End in the lead-up to its May 10 release, so stay tuned!