Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Delayed Until 2016

“It’s become clear to us that this game is much more ambitious than we originally envisioned.” says a message from Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, game directors on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

That means that the game is probably going to be better than we can imagine – an ambitious game for Naughty Dog must be something special – but also means that the game has been delayed from its original late 2015 launch window into spring 2016.

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They also pretty much confirm that it’ll be the final instalment in the Uncharted series, saying that Nathan Drake means a lot to the team, and “telling the climactic chapter of his adventures is a task we don’t take lightly” and later stating that they’re aiming to make sure his “story gets the closure it deserves.”

“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.”

It’s hard to argue with them – a delay, while excruciating for those that love the series, will only benefit the game, and we can expect to see a fantastic title when it releases in around a year’s time. It’s going to be a long wait…

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30 Comments

  1. 1) Boo.
    2) Doesn’t matter, rather have a good game.
    3) That leaves a rather big hole in the Sony schedule.

  2. Not surprised one bit. I can’t remember the last time a game was actually released on schedule. Whenever we’re given a release window like this, It’s best to add six months on top of that for delays. Plus three months for them to patch it so it works. New game announcements just worth getting excited about anymore.

  3. No problem whatsoever. Take your time and make it great. Next. *rings desk bell*

  4. Yes this can only mean one thing, The UC HD collection this christmas!!

    • Ooo, have they announced something, fella? I’d be half tempted by that too.

      • No but wouldn’t it be epic & I have a feeling that it will get announced surely

      • If they don’t, I’m chopping off your little finger! :-P

      • Would be epic to have it.

      • Epic to have what? His little finger?! ;)

      • That would be epic too Dave.

    • That sounds awesome, but I recently played through the trilogy on ps3 and can’t really imagine how it will be that much better on ps4.

      With the ps2 collections I liked as they looked a lot better and had the trophy sets!

  5. Nooo! Agree with TC, would much rather have a better game.

  6. Uncharted VR?

  7. With all the fucking broken games we get at launch, I’m more than happy to wait more time for a complete product.

    Also, gives me more time to clear the backlog before buying yet another game.

  8. So er…what about a remastered Uncharted 1-3 trilogy boxset for the PS4 whilst we wait?

    Just saying…

  9. I was looking forward to playing this over Christmas so I’m disappointed on that front, but I’d rather have a delay than a game that clearly wasn’t ready to be released yet.

    I’m looking at you, Assassin’s Creed: Unity…

  10. =( gutted and am I the only one that do not want Uncharted Trilogy Remastered!?!?

    • Nope, I’m with ya.

      I wouldn’t mind playing a remastered version of the first game as its been ages and I really liked the atmosphere but not the second or third. I’ve already played through the 2nd about 3 times for the platinum and didn’t really enjoy the 3rd that much.

    • People say they’d rather have a better (and working game) and I agree with them, but what I expect more than that is a better working game that’s on time and without delay. Hence why some people are gutted, and the last thing I’d want as replacement is a remastered collection. Yep, the first one okay, but the second and third would be boring.

    • ND said porting The Last of us was “hell” so I presume it would be similarly difficult with the Uncharted games.

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