Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End delayed to April

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“Let’s start with the good news,” wrote Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley on the official PlayStation blog today. “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is wrapping up production and is shaping up to be the proper send off for Nathan Drake that we’ve promised you.” Druckmann and Straley are the creative directors at Uncharted developer Naughty Dog,

So what’s the bad news? Well, the pair announced that the A Thief’s End will be delayed from March 18, 2016 to April 26th instead. This upcoming installment in the continuing adventures of Nathan Drake is being described as not just the “most ambitious installment” in the series,  but “Nathan Drake’s final chapter,” though it’s not the first time Naughty Dog thought they were closing off the action adventure saga. Earlier this year, Druckmann admitted to Official PlayStation Magazine UK that people at Naughty Dog were saying Uncharted 3 was going to be the last one before they settled on a more open-ended conclusion for that game.

Druckmann and Straley wrote, “[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).”

This marks the second delay for Uncharted 4, which was originally slated for a Fall 2015 release before it got pushed to March. Let’s hope the April date holds.

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