Naughty Dog announced earlier today that the highly anticipated Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been delayed until spring 2016. While no date was ever officially revealed, the studio had previously been targeting a 2015 release for the title.
As the conclusion to one of the biggest PlayStation franchises of the past decade, Naughty Dog wants to make sure that Uncharted 4 is as good as it possibly can be. Directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley spoke about the decision recently on the PlayStation Blog, stating the following:
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. 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.
Obviously, this is crushing news for those who were looking forward to hopping back into Nathan Drake’s shoes. Since it was technically announced back at the end of 2013, I’m sure many were expecting Uncharted 4 to launch by the end of 2015. However, if there is one studio worth trusting right now, it’s certainly Naughty Dog. They seem to have a pretty good grasp on what makes something worth playing, so I’m sure this delay will work out for the best in the end.
We will continue to have coverage of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End over the coming months, so stay tuned!