Today the official PlayStation Blog is the bearer of bad news. Neil Druckmann, better known as “That guy that made you cry by making The Last of Us,” made a post on the blog today announcing that Uncharted 4 will be missing its original holiday 2015 release date and slipping to 2016. The post reads:
Since we showed you our first gameplay reveal of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, more of the game and story have come together, and it’s become clear to us that this game is much more ambitious than we 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 — 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 a 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 a Naughty Dog title.
Thank you for your patience — 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. The team at Naughty Dog will be heads down working through 2015 making sure that Nathan Drake’s story gets the closure it deserves. Come Spring 2016, you and Nate are in for one thrilling, emotional ride.
So there you have it. Obviously this is bad news. Fortunately it’s not Last Guardian scale bade news, but it’s going to be a significant blow to Sony’s 2015 financial earnings, so you can bet their bean counter aren’t going to be happy about this. On the bright side, you’ve now finally got a game announcement for 2016 you’re looking forward to, right?