Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Delayed To April 2016

By Mike Sousa on December 28, 2015, 12:44PM EDT

Naughty Dog and Sony have announced that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has been delayed to April 2016. Originally due to release in March, Naughty Dog took this decision in order for the game to meet the team's standards and vision.

"Let's start with the good news: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is wrapping up production and is shaping up to be the proper send off for Nathan Drake that we've promised you. The bad news is that we need a bit more time to finish the game so that it meets our standards and vision," creative director Neil Druckmann and game director Bruce Straley explained in a post on PlayStation Blog.

"This is our largest Uncharted, 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 started to approach our final deadlines and started wrapping up the game's levels, we realised 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."

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End releases on the 26th of April in North America, on the 29th of April in UK, and on the 27th of April in the remaining Pal regions.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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