Uncharted 4 has been delayed once again. Originally set to be released in fall of 2015, we were informed that the last Uncharted game would not meet that street date and had to be postponed to March 2016. A title like Uncharted 4 needs time to be polished and and be able to cater to the high expectations that are set for such a series of video games.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will now launch on April 26, 2016, five weeks after the old planned release schedule.
Neil Druckmann took to the PlayStation Blog to explain why they needed the extra time for Uncharted 4.
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.