If you were hoping to spend March 18 playing the new Uncharted game, then I got some bad news for you. According to Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Duckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been delayed from March 18 to April 26, 2016, that’s more than a entire month!
Their reasons for this have been detailed in a Playstation Blog entry published today, which you can see after the break.
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. 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. 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.
In other words, they need to polish some details, so that the game won’t be rushed and loaded with bugs, like some other games infamously did. So remember readers, Uncharted 4 will be available on April 26, not March 18, so share the word quickly!
So what do you think 4-One gaming? Are you angry about the delay? Will you buy another game on March instead? Share your thoughts in the comments section.