It looks like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is no longer on anyone’s most anticipated games of 2015 list because the game isn’t going to be coming out in 2015.
This news comes from a note by the game’s directors, Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann, on the official PlayStation Blog. It begins by saying that the game has become “much more ambitious than [they] originally envisioned,” and it goes on to talk about what brought them to the decision of delaying the game until Spring 2016.
“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.”
The note ends by saying that the team is hopeful gamers will remain patient as the game continues development.
This news isn’t really all that surprising. Actually, I find it a little relieving that Naughty Dog is taking all of the time it needs to make this game exceptional. If a few extra months can make that happen, then there’s really no problem here. I’m glad to see the team understands that waiting just a little longer can make all the difference in the final product.