Moments ago, Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley released a statement on the PlayStation Blog confirming that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is now delayed until Spring of 2016. Below are a few quick quotes as to why we won’t get to experience Drake’s next adventure anytime soon.
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.
While I fully agree with developers delaying a game to make it better, this particular situation does raise the question of what exclusives (if any) PlayStation currently has planned for this fall. For two consecutive years in a row, PlayStation has had a weaker holiday lineup of exclusives when compared to both Microsoft and Nintendo. This of course hasn’t hurt sales of the console at all, but it has proven that third-party games are still the main selling points. It will definitely be interesting to see what Sony has planned for E3 2015.
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Source: PlayStation Blog