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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End release date pushed back

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End release pushed back by a month.

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End release pushed back by a month.

The final Uncharted game has had its release date pushed back by a month to 27th April, 2016. It was previously due for an 18th March release.

It’s disappointing news but as always with these things we would much rather the game be delayed, than released too early and in need of patches.

Over at the PlayStation Blog Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann and Bruce Strale revealed the reasons behind Uncharted 4’s new delay.

This is our largest Uncharted, 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 started to approach our final deadlines and started wrapping up the game’s levels, we realised 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.

Naughty Dog’s track record makes us think the game will worth the little extra wait. So, as befits this time of year, we’ll temper our anticipation with a little patience.

In the meantime, why not watch that E3 trailer all over again.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be now released in the PAL region on 27th April, 2016 and on 29th April in the UK.

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