Nathan Drake’s final adventure is being postponed a month. Uncharted 4 is now set to drop on April 26, 2016.
Directors Neil Druckman and Bruce Straley explained why Uncharted 4 needs a bit more work.
“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).”
And the pair ended with an apology to the fans.
“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.”
Take your time
This is the second delay for Uncharted 4. It was set to release in fall 2015 but was pushed to March. Now it’s April.
Delays suck. But a broken game sucks even more. Take your time Naughty Dog. Too many games have been released over the past few that needed some extra development time.
Man, imagine what Square Enix and Microsoft folks are thinking right now. Rise of the Tomb Raider could be releasing in March. I know the game was finished, but let’s be real. Sales could have only been better. I still don’t understand the thought process of going against Fallout 4.
April is stacked
With Uncharted 4 slipping to April, the month is stacked with even more great looking games. Here’s how April 2016 shakes out today.
April 5th – Quantum Break
April 12th – Dark Souls III, Ratchet & Clank
April 26th – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
April 28th – Total War: Warhammer
It’s not quite November, but my wallet is going to be hurting. Will any of these games shift their release dates around? It wouldn’t surprise me, but I think they will stay put.