Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been delayed until spring 2016.
The news come by way of a joint statement from game directors Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann, posted on the official PlayStation Blog earlier today:
“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.
“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.
“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.”
Last week, we broke the news that Naughty Dog was going on an extensive hiring spree for the title – prompting speculation that its development wasn’t as far along as it should have been considering the game’s original winter 2015 deadline.
Are you disappointed by today’s delay confirmation? Or perhaps you’re happy that Naughty Dog will have even more time to make the Uncharted 4 everyone deserves? Sound off in the comments below.