Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Delayed Until Spring 2016

Nathan Drake fans will have to wait a bit longer to experience the next chapter in the [...]

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Nathan Drake fans will have to wait a bit longer to experience the next chapter in the character's adventures. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has been delayed into spring 2016.

The announcement was made jointly by Uncharted 4's directors, Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, on the Official PlayStation Blog. Here's what they had to say:

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.

Set three years after the events of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, the PlayStation 4 exclusive Uncharted 4 begins with Nathan Drake having retired from his life as a treasure hunter. The normal life he's adopted fades away when his older brother Sam, whom Nathan believed to be long dead, unexpectedly reappears. Together, the Drake brothers head to an abandoned pirate colony in search of pirate's booty.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was expected to see release in late 2015. Unfortunately, as with many big budget games, it seems the game's production will take a bit longer than expected.