Naughty Dog has announced that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is being delayed to Spring 2016. Originally expected to release sometime this year, Naughty Dog has said the “game is much more ambitious than we originally envisioned.”
Naughty Dog also said:
“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.”
This seems to confirm that Uncharted 4 will be the final instalment in the series, and Naughty Dog want to give Nathan Drake the final send-off he deserves. It’s going to be along wait for the game (over a year to be exact), but it will definitely be worth the wait if past experience is anything to go by.