Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Delayed Until Spring 2016

Written by Stuart Thomas on Wed, Mar 11, 2015 3:15 PM
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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End's director Neil Druckmann has announced the globetrotting sequel has been delayed until Spring 2016. Without a doubt the most anticipated title on Sony’s PlayStation 4, Druckmann and the rest of the folks at Naughty Dog have made the decision to push the title back

Druckmann and fellow director Bruce Straley cite development becoming more ambitious as the leading cause for the delay, with the team attempting more than it had ever anticipated following the gameplay reveal during the PlayStation Experience event at Las Vegas in December.

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,” wrote Straley and Druckmann in a statement.

The pair anticipate the extra few months development time will them to achieve the finale to the series they've always wanted to make. 

"This game deserves every bit of the attention to detail, precise pacing, and nuanced storytelling Naughty Dog is known for," the directors write. "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."

The move leaves the PlayStation 4 with an alarmingly blank slate for later this year, but it’s still early days yet and there’s surely plenty to be revealed, particularly with E3 now just three months away. It also ensures Microsoft’s move for Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity just looks better and better, and it’s definitely a tempting reason for action-adventure fans to pick up an Xbox One.

Does the delay spell trouble for Sony's bestselling console? Could Microsoft steal its thunder with a well stocked holiday schedule? 

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00:07 Mar-12-2015

So delaying has becoming a new trends huh

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21:32 Mar-11-2015

Oh no... I don't care about this game, but now I fear they won't be planning The Last of Us 2...

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05:18 Mar-12-2015

They said TLOU is pretty much guaranteed but they're focusing on Uncharted 4.

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21:16 Mar-11-2015

The main reason I was gonna buy a PS4 in 2015 got delayed. But I know it will be worth it. Hopefully PS4 is cheaper by then.

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20:39 Mar-11-2015

If anyone deserves to delay their game it's them, and they stated it well before release. Naughty Dog are one of the best developers in the world, bar none. I only hope they don't delay the game multiple times.


Maybe they'll reach a constant 60fps with no visual downgrade with this extra time. Not to mention that cutscenes are not gameplay, so they never downgraded anything anyway so far.

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19:12 Mar-11-2015

I just wish Naughty Dog would make a new Crash Bandicoot or Jak and Daxter, I love their new games but still... Crash Bandicoot used to be Playstation's mascot for crying out loud!

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20:04 Mar-11-2015

+1 for Jak & Dexter, I would love a new one

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20:43 Mar-11-2015

TLOU was originally meant to be Jak and Dexter but they couldn't think of a good story for it so they dropped it.

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17:26 Mar-11-2015

I like game studios like Naught Dog and CDPR. They release good games and if they need time to make a "good" game let them have it. Their only mistake is, they give challenging or impossible dead lines for development with considering budget and things like that but they are progessional enough to extend it (...)

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17:29 Mar-11-2015

(...) with increasing money and time they spend on the game to reach their usual quality. I can understand how frustrating for a gamer ( since I'm also one of them ) but I also appreciate it that they are releasing some half or un-optimized game... It is much more annoying to play games like that ... for ex: Unity...

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16:41 Mar-11-2015

At long as they don't pull a GTA V, I won't complain. Fought the temptation to pre-order, glad I didn't.

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16:40 Mar-11-2015

tired....delay, delay, delay ...it's make waste your times -_-

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17:18 Mar-11-2015

companies are just announcing games pre-mautrely.

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16:07 Mar-11-2015

"Could Microsoft steal its thunder with a well stocked holiday schedule? "


They could if they had an interesting exclusive scheduled for 2015. Just looked at the list of upcoming games and... Yeah, not gonna happen.

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15:51 Mar-11-2015

buzz lightyear meme
Delays, Delays everywhere

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15:46 Mar-11-2015

so, now games from every machine gets delayed (tired of pc delays everytime)

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15:34 Mar-11-2015

2014 took a hit for gaming. 2015 wont have a hit. why? because it wont have any games :D

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15:34 Mar-11-2015

Announcement: The delay announcement is delayed until further notice.

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15:32 Mar-11-2015

they are trying to be like Rockstar!

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15:24 Mar-11-2015

Another delay...how surprising...

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15:38 Mar-11-2015

well atleast they said if well before release

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