Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Has Been Delayed Until 2016

I hope you weren't planning on playing Uncharted 4: A Thief's End this year. Why? Well it looks like the game has now been delayed officially by Naughty Dog. Of course the usual suspect of "more polish" should be assumed but surprisingly is not the excuse given for the delay. A delay that will push Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's release out to sometime during the Spring of 2016. So pretty much a year from about now we should be seeing Uncharted 4: A Thief's End gracing the PS4 but until then we are going to have to just be teased with footage and screens.

This new of course broke on the PlayStation Blog where all of PlayStation's big news usually goes first. Here is exactly what Bruce Straley & Neil Druckmann from Naughty Dog have to say about the delay of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

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

Okay, no real reasons as to why Uncharted 4: A Thief's End but at least we can rest assured that it is to perfect the game. I think I like that better than the usual "needs polish" excuse given for other titles when really they are just clipping out bugs and errors… or tacking on an unneeded multiplayer mode. Gods I hope that is not the case here for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and we are just getting the PR game to keep us all sated in the shock, or lack thereof, of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End being delayed. Just perfect it and we all will forgive the wait. I think…

Are you shocked by the delay of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End? Do you think that this will be a good thing or do you think this is to tack on something extra that may or may not pay off for Naughty Dog? Let us know how this delay affects you down in the comments. It's not like we won't have other distractions to keep us entertained until Uncharted 4: A Thief's End finally comes in a year's time.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End