“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.
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…