Bad news, Uncharted fans. It looks like you’re going to have to wait an extra five weeks for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End as Sony has officially delayed the PlayStation 4 exclusive to April 26.
This news was delivered in a post on the PlayStation Blog by Creative Director, Neal Druckmann, and Game Director, Bruce Straley.
“This is our largest Uncharted game to date, and the team has been working incredibly hard to meet the challenge of closing out the game’s development in a timely manner,” said the directors. “However, as we approached our final deadlines and started wrapping up the game’s levels, we realized 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,” they continued. “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.”
Even though this news is kind of a bummer, it’s not exactly a bad thing as we’ll get the strongest game possible from Naughty Dog. This is a studio that has consistently released groundbreaking and amazing games so this delay just assures that Uncharted 4 will meet the studio’s high quality standards.
One interesting thing to note is that the game will now release during the same month as the Xbox One exclusive, Quantum Break, which is set to release on April 05. Even though it doesn’t really matter, it’s safe to say that fans will compared which outsold which, or which charted higher on the NPD charts that month.
Source: PlayStation Blog