Read it and and weep. Looks like we’re all going to have to wait another month for Drake’s final adventure as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been pushed back another month and will now be released on the 27th of April in the US, and 29th April in the UK/ Europe.
Revealing the delay via an official statement on PS.blog from the game’s co directors, Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, the pair stated that the title is “is shaping up to be the proper send off for Nathan Drake that we’ve promised you.” But that Naughty Dog “need a bit more time to finish the game so that it meets our standards and vision.” Which interestingly was the exact same thing they said when the game was originally bumped from 2015 – March 2016. Oh well, at least we all have an extra month to crack through The Nathan Drake Collection again
Check out the full statement below.
“Let’s start with the good news: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is wrapping up production and is shaping up to be the proper send off for Nathan Drake that we’ve promised you. The bad news is that we need a bit more time to finish the game so that it meets our standards and vision. Let’s cut to the chase, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has a new release date in the PAL region of 27th April 27, 2016 (29th April in the UK).
This is our largest Uncharted, and the team has been working incredibly hard to meet the challenge of closing out the game’s development in a timely manner. However, as we started to approach our final deadlines and started wrapping up the game’s levels, we realised that several key sequences needed extra resources to bring them to the finish line.
After carefully considering all of our options, we decided to extend our schedule, making sure that we get a few more polish passes before submitting our gold master (the final disc for manufacturing).
Pushing the date is not an easy choice, and we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t feel in our hearts it’s the best course of action for the game. To you, our loyal fans, we hope you’ll accept our sincere apology. We know many of you have been waiting patiently for Nathan Drake’s final chapter, and now we humbly ask you to wait a bit longer.
On 27th April, 2016 (29th April for UK) the most ambitious installment in the Uncharted series will be in your hands.
Neil Druckmann & Bruce Straley”