In news posted on the Playstation Blog from Naughty Dog directors Neill Druckmann and Bruce Straley, the team have made the decision to push the game’s release back into Spring 2016. According to the blog post, the game has become ‘much more ambitious than [they] originally envisioned’ so in order to keep up the same level of quality that Naughty Dog are known for, Drake’s latest journey has had to be delayed by a few months.
Druckmann and Straley made it clear that this delay is to make the game as best as it could possibly be, seeing as they have spent so much time with Nathan Drake, they want this climatic chapter in the Uncharted series to meet the high standards which fans expect from the studio. If you wish to know the full story, check out the blog post in full and we will no doubt get more updates on Uncharted 4 as we head towards E3.
As for me, any delay announcement is usually a good sign, as it does mean that the studio is very keen on getting their game to be the best it could be. As Miyamoto once said, ‘a delayed game is eventually good while a bad game is bad forever’, so take this news as being beneficial in the grand scheme of Uncharted 4’s development. Naughty Dog are not in danger of pulling a Duke Nukem Forever so an extra few months’ wait will do everyone some good.