Sony has announced that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been delayed until spring 2016 to afford extra development time.
Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Naughty Dog’s Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann commented that the hotly anticipated action-adventure title has become far more ambitious than initially anticipated.
As such, the PS4-exclusive won’t make its intended late 2015 release, instead being pushed back until next year.
Here’s what the duo had to say:
"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."