UNCHARTED 4 Pushed Back to April
Neil Druckmann, Creative Director, and Bruce Straley, Game Director at Naughty Dog shared an update this Wednesday morning concerning the release of Nathan Drake’s upcoming final chapter, Uncharted 4. It’s been delayed again.
The game was originally slated for a release late 2015, but was pushed back to March 2016. Now Naughty Dog has opted for a third delay in April. For those of us waiting patiently, I can only advise that we all take deep, calming breaths. Our excitement and anticipation will just have to endure a little longer. Let us all keep in mind that this is usually a good sign that the game will be as great as they want it to be.
Both Druckmann and Straley had this to say on the Playstation Blog:
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 North America of April 26, 2016.
This is our largest Uncharted game to date, 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 approached our final deadlines and started wrapping up the game’s levels, we realized 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 April 26, 2016 the most ambitious installment in the Uncharted series will be in your hands.
Neil Druckmann & Bruce Straley
Source: Playstation Blog