Uncharted 4 Now Planned for Spring 2016

Nate's return is now more than a full year away.

Nate’s return is now more than a full year away.

I hope you weren’t realistically expecting Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End to launch this year, because that always seemed like a bit of a stretch.

What is projected to be the closing chapter in Nathan Drake’s saga of thievery, half-tucked shirts, and sarcastic quips will officially be released as a PlayStation 4 exclusive sometime during the springtime months of 2016. Gee, that’s a long ways off. (At least The Order: 1886, which is far better than it’s been getting credit for in the mainstream, is here to fill the void of cinematic single-player cover shooters.)

Naughty Dog’s Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann took to the PlayStation blog to explain the hardly surprising decision:

“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.”

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