There's no easy way to say this, but seeing as you've already clocked the headline, we might as well rip the bandage off good and hard.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has been delayed by several months into "Spring 2016."
It seems like a bizarre decision considering that Drake's next adventure is one of the -- if not the -- biggest PS4 exclusive on the docket and certainly one of the biggest games of the Christmas season. Why did Naughty Dog pull the trigger?
"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," explains Naughty Dog's Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann on the PlayStation Blog.
"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."
It's a familiar party line, but it's one we respect. After so many games released too early with plenty of flaws and faults, it's always good to see developers taking the time they need rather than rushing to deadlines, despite how disappointing it might be initially.
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