Uncharted 4 delayed until 2016

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This is a blow to PS4 owners – Uncharted 4 will now not be released until 2016.

"Since we showed you our first gameplay reveal of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, more of the game and story have come together, and it's become clear to us that this game is much more ambitious than we originally envisioned,” Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann said.

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.

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.

Thank you for your patience – we know the extra wait will be excruciating, but you'll see it will be worth it as we reveal more about Uncharted 4 over the next year. The team at Naughty Dog will be heads down working through 2015 making sure that Nathan Drake's story gets the closure it deserves. Come Spring 2016, you and Nate are in for one thrilling, emotional ride.”

PS4 has already endured a number of delays to big titles. Despite the console arriving in late 2013, Evolution racer DriveClub didn't launch until last October while Ready at Dawn's The Order: 1886 only shipped last month.

Rest assured the news will be welcomed with open arms by the Microsoft team that signed off the Rise of the Tomb Raider timed exclusivity deal...

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