Well, this sucks. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End won’t be hitting Playstation 4 until Spring 2016. There was never a set release date, but some assumed Sony was targeting a holiday 2015 release. It sucks for PS4 owners, but I would rather Naughty Dog take the time they need to release a great game versus rushing it.
Here’s Uncharted 4 directors Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann’s statement via the official Playstation Blog.
Since we showed you our first gameplay reveal of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, more of the game and story have come together, and it’s become clear to us that this game is much more ambitious than we originally envisioned.
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.
Thank you for your patience — we know the extra wait will be excruciating, but you’ll see it will be worth it as we reveal more about Uncharted 4 over the next year. The team at Naughty Dog will be heads down working through 2015 making sure that Nathan Drake’s story gets the closure it deserves. Come Spring 2016, you and Nate are in for one thrilling, emotional ride.
Bruce Straley & Neil Druckmann // Directors, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
This does leave us wondering what major exclusive Sony has this holiday season. The sadness of Uncharted 4’s delay won’t last long though. Bloodborne is coming this month, and I can’t wait.
Naughty Dog Looking for Talented Developers
Naughty Dog is looking for several developers in the Art, Design, Programming and ICE departments.
Naughty Dog also tweeted the job listings under #uncharted4.
With Uncharted 4 delayed, what games are you looking forward to in the second half of 2015? I’m hoping Star Wars: Battlefront and Rainbow Six: Siege come out this year.