Ironic. We just posted our Most Anticipated preview for Uncharted 4 yesterday…”throws hands up in air”.
Via the PlayStation Blog today, Naughty Dog has announced that Uncharted 4 will need some extra development time and has been pushed back to a Spring 2016 release date. Directors Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann explain the reasoning behind the delay just below:
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.
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.
I’m sure you’ll still see some more of the game at E3 in June, and the game is also being developed by Naughty Dog so I don’t think there’s any need to worry about the overall quality of the game. If there’s any developer that you can trust with a delay, it would probably be Naughty Dog.
Sony must have some other big titles up their sleeve for Holiday 2015 though, since the PS4 just lost one of its high profile releases for this holiday season. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
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