'Uncharted 4' Release Pushed Back To April 26

The Uncharted series has always been a staple for Sony, as it attracts many fans to the PlayStation. In recent shows, the developers at Naughty Dog showed off bits of the series’ latest installment, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. A release date was set for March 18, 2016, but the team announced that the game would be delayed for another month, with a new release date of April 26.

According to the game’s directors, Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley (the same duo behind The Last of Us), the reason for the delay is to give more time for the team to not only finish certain scenes that require “extra resources,” but to also polish the game as a whole before it ships to stores.

In fact, this isn’t the first time that Uncharted 4 suffered a delay. The game, which is supposed to be the final adventure for the protagonist, Nathan Drake, initially had a release window sometime earlier this year in the fall, but the release date was pushed to March to allow more time for development.

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  • hardarse7
    GOOD! Still not going to pre-order but for those who want in on the day one excitement maybe they'll avoid some frustration.
  • cobra5000
    "The Uncharted series has always been a staple for Sony"? Are you kidding me? Sony was around a LONG time before they made the Playstation, much less the Uncharted series. Uncharted franchise is not even that old. What a ridiculously false statement!
  • photonboy
    Poor choice of words on the "always has been a staple for Sony" I agree. Sony was founded in 1946, whereas the first Uncharted was 2007 and that's on the PS3 not even the original PS1.

    Hopefully other developers note a solid game is worth the wait. I've been so disappointed in recent years my first reaction to seeing a delay is "hopefully that means it's not crappy".