Naughty Dog has announced that they once again need to delay Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, in order to make sure the game is as good as it has been promised to be. The new release date in the PAL region is April 27, 2016 (29th April in the UK), and April 26th in North America.
Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley said:
This is our largest Uncharted, 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 started to approach our final deadlines and started wrapping up the game’s levels, we realised 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 27th April, 2016 (29th April for UK) the most ambitious installment in the Uncharted series will be in your hands.
I’m sure this is disappointing for many gamers, but hopefully it means the game is that much better for it. One thing is for certain, Uncharted 4 won’t be getting any free passes from gamers after being delayed twice if it isn’t worth it!