Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be pushed back from a 2015 release to spring 2016, Naughty Dog announced.
A statement by the game’s directors, Neil Druckmann and Bruce Stanley, claims that Naughty Dog may have bitten off more than they can chew for a 2015 release.
“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.
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.”
While Uncharted 4 was supposed to be one Sony’s big players in the 2015 lineup, it looks like everyone will just have to patiently wait to find out what happens next to Nathan Drake. You can check out the game’s trailer (above) in the meantime!