If you have been a long-time supporter of Nathan Drake’s heroic and sometimes comedic escapades, we have some bad news for you. Naughty Dog has confirmed that the game’s initial release date is being pushed back, and the game won’ be releasing until 2016.
The next installment to the Uncharted series is called ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End,’ and it is expected to be the final chapter in the Uncharted franchise, but to play it, you will have to wait until Spring 2016. Neil Druckmann, the Creative Director for Naughty Dog, made the announcement on the Playstation blog stating, “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.”
Fans will most likely feel a little heartbroken with the news of the delay, but if the past has proven anything, it’s that players would rather have a finished game release late, than a buggy game released early. “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,” Druckman explained. He then added, “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 is easily one of the most popular franchises that Sony holds as an exclusive at the moment, and the new title running on the popular PS4 console is sure to be an instant hit with fans. We will just have to wait a little bit longer and all will be right in the world again.