I was pretty excited for Uncharted 4. I still am, but now I've had to prolong my excitement just a little bit because the game has now been delayed. Naughty Dog have revealed that the new Uncharted game still needs more time, and they have delayed the launch window to Spring 2016.
Considering the game was originally planned to release at some point near the end of 2015, the extra few months of waiting really isn’t that much of a big deal. This extra time will also allow Naughty Dog to make Uncharted 4 as best they possibly can.
"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," Naughty Dog director, Neil Druckmann said in a new update.
"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."
If we've learned anything from the last two years of gaming, delays are much, much better than being able to play unfinished games early. The amount of launch problems with various titles over the last 24 months just shows that developers really should take their time before releasing a game.