Naughty Dog has delayed Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End, coming Spring 2016

Naughty Dog has been set to have an absolute hit on their hands for the holiday season this year with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, for months they have been pushing this game and raising hype for what could potentially be Nathan Drakes final adventure. As we know from the past, hype can be a bad thing this has been proven time and time again with many games proving just how bad they can be which developers hyped up. I don’t imagine this will be the case with Uncharted 4 however, but sadly fans who were eagerly anticipating this adventure this year will be waiting just a big longer.

In a post to the Playstation Blog Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann announced that Uncharted 4 would be seeing a delay pushing it back to next Spring instead. Druckmann has stated that the game was a lot more ambitious then they originally imagined, and considering the high standards we have come to expect from Naughty Dog thanks to brilliant games like The Last of Us and the previous Uncharted games, they decided to delay the game to live up to it and this is really good thing.

Here is Druckmann’s full explanation:

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.

It is sad when games that are so highly anticipated get delayed but in the case of Naughty Dog it is also a good thing, as much as we would try to look at the game for what it is, we know Naughty Dog’s potential and could accidentally judge the game harsher then intended. Good move Naughty Dog I am hoping for big things when this game launches in 2016.

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