Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been delayed from its planned fall 2015 release to spring 2016, Sony Computer Entertainment and Naughty Dog announced.
“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,” Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann said on the PlayStation Blog.
“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.”
Druckmann adds that while the extra wait will be “excruciating,” it will be worth it as more on Uncharted 4 is revealed over the next year.