In a recent post in the PlayStation Blog directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley have confirmed that the release of Uncharted 4 has been delayed. The game which was previously scheduled for a March 18, 2016 release will now be releasing five weeks later.
The new Uncharted 4 release date is April 26, 2016 in North America and April 27, 2016 in the UK and Europe. Naughty Dog directors Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley in a post on the PlayStation Blog explained that the developers needed “a bit more time to finish the game so that it meets our standards and vision.
“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.”
There will be two physical limited edition versions of Uncharted 4: the Special Edition for $80 and the Libertalia collector’s edition for $120.