Uncharted 4 Pushed Back to April 26, 2016

uncharted 4

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End may as well be subtitled The Shifting Schedule by now as Naughty Dog has once again adjusted the title’s release date.

Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, the Creative Director and Game Director at Naughty Dog, recently made an announcement about A Thief’s End on PlayStation’s Blog. They explain:

“Let’s start with the good news: 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. The bad news is that we need a bit more time to finish the game so that it meets our standards and vision. Let’s cut to the chase, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has a new release date in North America of April 26, 2016.”

The latest Uncharted has been knowingly in development since 2013 with a trailer that came out November 14th of that year. This game was originally going to come out this year, but got delayed to March 18, 2016 about nine months ago. Since then, many changes in staff have lead to numerous setbacks for Drake’s fourth main adventure. The most notable of which was when Druckmann and Straley replaced Amy Hennig and Justin Richmond as directors, leading to the abandonment of eight month’s worth of content.

Uncharted 4
Just a little bit longer, Sam.

Druckmann and Straley continue on the blog post, mentioning hurdles that are causing 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).”

Earlier this month, Naughty Dog released a multiplayer Beta for Uncharted 4, which was well-received. Plans for a March release has been claimed as late as the PlayStation Experience of this year. Despite how slight it may be, Naughty Dog adjusting the release date of their next big game does exemplify the difficulties of AAA game development.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is a PlayStation 4 exclusive and will (hopefully) be out April 26, 2016.

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on tumblr
Share on email
Share on whatsapp

Recent Posts

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Gaming News

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth and What’s Next For Xbox | Let’s Chat

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is the next big game set for release and the rumor mill has been set ablaze with talks of Xbox going multi-platform. We take a few …

Gaming News

The Pimax Crystal 8K VR Headset | CES 2024

AR and VR were some of the bigger topics during this year’s CES. Last year I was able to go hands-on with the Pimax Portal but this year it was …


NVIDIA Announces 40 Series Super Cards and More at CES 2024

A year can’t go by without a huge announcement from NVIDIA. During CES 2024 in Las Vegas, NVIDIA announced an upgrade to its 40 series cards. The GeForce RTX 40 …

Game Reviews

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Impressions

Videogames based on movies have been around as far back as the release of E.T. on the Atari back in 1982. Movie-based video games have not always been the best …

Lucid Game Thumbnail Gaming News

The First Celestoidvania – Lucid Interview

If you enjoyed Celeste and games like Metroid and Castlevania, Lucid is a game that you need to keep your eye out for. We have had the chance to check …

Fallout - Woman exiting the vault Movies & TV

Amazon’s Fallout Series Teaser Trailer

Live-action video game adaptations continue to get better and better. The Last of Us showed us what was possible when retelling the stories of a great video game on screen. …