'Uncharted 4' news: Release date delayed to April 26, 2016

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Gaming enthusiasts have to wait a little bit longer as one of the most anticipated games for next year, Naughty Dog’s “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” will have a delayed release. Originally scheduled to arrive on March 18, 2016, the game will be pushed to April 26, 2016 instead.

On the Sony PlayStation official blog, creative director Neil Druckmann and game director Bruce Straley explained the cause of the delay in a joint statement saying, “This is our largest ‘Uncharted’ game to date, 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 approached our final deadlines and started wrapping up the game’s levels, we realized 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),” they added. They also apologized to their loyal fans, while presumably promising that they will be able to get their hands on the final chapter on Nathan Drake’s storyline on the aforementioned date.

Reports claimed that some of the fans have seemingly predicted the change of release window as it has happened before.

Back in September, KindaFunny’s co-founded Colin Moriarty who previously worked with IGN, took it to Twitter to share his musings, “I predict ‘Uncharted’ 4 will be delayed from its March 18, 2016 launch date. Though I hope and pray I’m wrong,” he said.

With the confirmation of the news, Druckmann acknowledged his assumption as he posted on his own account the link to the PlayStation blog, followed by the message saying, “And yes. #colinwasright.” Meanwhile, although disappointed that the launch was held back, fans are said to quickly express their support to the directors’ decision.