Fans who were looking forward to the next adventure of video game treasure hunter and adventurer Nathan Drake will have to wait just a bit longer, as Naughty Dog has officially announced that “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” for the Playstation 4 has been delayed, with a new release date set for sometime 2016.
Making the official announcement in Sony’s official Playstation Blog, Uncharted 4 directors Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann justified their reasons for the delay to give the developers more time to realize their ambition in creating a worthy sequel that fans can enjoy in the Playstation 4. During last December’s Playstation Experience event, a gameplay demo was shown to promote the new mechanics and visuals powered by the PS4.
“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.”
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be released on the PS4 on Spring 2016.