In a post on the PlayStation blog, the directors of Uncharted 4 revealed that the game would not be released now until Spring 2016. Yes, it has been delayed.
Yet, it should be noted the reasons for the delay. Mainly, it’s more of a passion to get this game done right than a “we misjudged the timetable” kind of thing. In fact, the team (directors Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann) reveals that Uncharted 4 is actually “much more ambitious” than they first realized, and they want to make sure Nathan goes out in the right way.
“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.”
The team also understands that fans will be disappointed, but as stated above, they’re as much doing this for fans as they are for themselves. They know it was because of fans that they were able to get this far and make four titles of this franchise, and they’re most humble for it.
“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. 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.”
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will hit PS4…next spring.