Naughty Dog directors today confirmed Uncharted 4 has been delayed until 2016, citing the need for more time to enhance the games development.
Originally scheduled for release a release in 2015, the fourth instalment in the action-adventure PlayStation exclusive series will now launch in Spring 2016 as “this game deserves every bit of attention to detail, precise pacing, and nuanced storytelling Naughty Dog is known for”, a statement by Naughty Dog directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Starley read.
“Since we showed you our first gameplay revealed 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.”
They continued: “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.”
Naughty Dog recently revealed the story details in Game Informer’s February issue and they also confirmed that the action-adventure title will feature a multiplayer mode.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End begins three years following the end of the events of Uncharted 3, which Drake has settled down with his new wife Elena. But his life is thrown into chaos his elder brother assumed dead, Sam, returns.
Sam tells Drake that they must find a legendary pirate artefact as his life hangs in the balance. The two then journey to Libertaria, a pirate colony in Madagascar, in search of the artefact but come across two other rivals, Rafe and Nadine, also trying to find the artefact.
First revealed in November 2013, the title was officially announced back in June 2014 during Sony’s E3 conference.
The Last of Us writer and director, Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, are currently leading the project following numerous staff changes at Naughty Dog.
Previously, Naughty Dog also released a 15 minute gameplay video.