Playstation 4 exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been delayed to April 26 according to a new release sent by Sony today. The fourth entry into the mainline Uncharted series was previously set release on March 18, 2016 but will now release a month and few days later.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is supposedly the end of Nathan Drake’s journey as he comes out of retirement to help his long lost brother out. The game will be highly acclaimed developer Naughty Dog’s first new Playstation 4 game after they released a Remaster of The Last of Us early next year.
This is the second delay for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End which was initially set to release in the Fall of 2015.
The development team gave the following reason for the delay:
This is our largest Uncharted game to date, and the team has been working incredibly hard to meet the challenge of closing out the game’s development in a timely manner. However, as we approached our final deadlines and started wrapping up the game’s levels, we realized that several key sequences needed extra resources to bring them to the finish line. After carefully considering all of our options, we decided to extend our schedule, making sure that we get a few more polish passes before submitting our gold master (the final disc for manufacturing).
Pushing the date is not an easy choice, and we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t feel in our hearts it’s the best course of action for the game. To you, our loyal fans, we hope you’ll accept our sincere apology. We know many of you have been waiting patiently for Nathan Drake’s final chapter, and now we humbly ask you to wait a bit longer.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End hits stores on April 26 in North America, April 27 in Europe and April 29 in the UK exclusively for the Playstation 4.