Geez, April 2016 is shaping up to be busiest Q1 month for games, that’s for sure. Without naming them, there are quite the number AAA games coming out and now we can add another to that list as Sony has announced that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will arrive for the PlayStation 4 on April 26, 2016. Fans of the title will notice that this is a change from the original release date, however Sony and Naughty-dog acknowledge this and went on to explain the reasoning 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.
So there you have it. April 26, 2016. Right after PAX East and the release of several other AAA titles. Are you ready for what may be the final chapter in the Uncharted series?