Bad news for Uncharted fans, with Naughty Dog and Sony announcing they've delayed Uncharted 4: A Thief's End into Q2 2016. The game was meant to be released sometime this year, but has been pushed back into April-June of next year.
Uncharted 4's directors, Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann took to the official PlayStation blog to explain: "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" they continued". The duo added: "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".
With Uncharted 4 being an exclusive title to the PlayStation 4, it's not a good sign for Sony heading into the year to delay one of its biggest exclusives.