'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' Release Date Delay News: Pushed Back Until Spring 2016

"Uncharted 4: A Thief's End," which is the latest installment in Naughty Dog's popular action adventure game series, has been pushed back from its original 2015 release date to spring 2016.

In a joint statement posted on the PlayStation blog on March 11, Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckman and Bruce Straley revealed to fans that the game was much more ambitious than what they have 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," Druckman wrote. "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 the 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 Naughty Dog."

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The game was first announced in 2013 via a short teaser trailer on the same month as the PlayStation 4's release, with Naughty Dog saying that it will be coming exclusively on the new gaming console. The game will be set three years after the events of "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception," with the game's protagonist, Nathan Drake, now settled into a normal life. Nathan's world is rocked when his brother Sam, believed to be dead, suddenly appears, and enlists Nathan's help as they go all over the world to look for a long lost pirate colony and treasure.

Straley and Druckmann assure fans that together with Nathan, they are "in for one thrilling, emotional ride," once the game is released in Spring 2016.

"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," they promised.

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