Sony has announced that Uncharted 4 has been pushed back just over a month from March 18th to April 26th. The Developers have stated that this is the biggest Uncharted game to date, and with it being the last, their looking to add some polish the game for the final of the series. The game’s release was original meant for last year, but was delayed until March.
With the release of Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Divison set for March 8th, it’s very possible that the close release dates were a contributing factor in the delay. Either way, a more polished game is a benefit to everyone.
Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley have released a statement regarding 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.